Covert Coats Go Overt
Covert ClassicThe covert coat undertook quite a renaissance a few years back. Maybe it was their prodigious use of the coat in Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels that started it? But you can't keep a classic down. The coat started out in the country as a gamekeeper's coat, but was adopted by the gentry and taken to the city where it was favoured by gangsters and toffs alike. It moved out of Jermyn Street and onto the high street. And there it stays.
T M Lewin have a nicely cut version without the velvet collar, but with the classic fawn colour and signature four lines of stitching at the cuffs and hem.
RobustCovert cloth is woven in Yorkshire and of medium weight, but very robust. I have had my covert, with velvet collar, for over ten years and it still looks like it has a lot of life left in it. I just need to give it a brush down and a dry-clean once a year and it's good as new.