Tweedy, Tailor, Soldier, Spy - Smiley's Aquascutum Trench Coat
A film adaptation of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy is under surveillance
Old Tweedy's donning his trench coat, lifting its collars and keeping to the shadows, and out of car headlights, as he heads to the cinema to see the new film adaptation of John le Carre's spy novel Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.
Alec Guiness' performance in the BBC adaptation of the late seventies was riveting from start to finish, in what is probably the best spy suspense series ever broadcast on television. It's a great story, so a film adaptation is overdue.
The new film has a first-rate cast and Gary Oldman's performance as George Smiley has received glowing reviews. The customary spy garb of the 70s appears to involve some nicely crumpled suits and trench coats.
Intelligence: Smiley dresses in Aquascutum
In the new film, George Smiley sports an Aquascutum trench coat created from their archive. To get the Smiley look, you may want to look to the lovely Walton double-breasted trench (below). Made in England, with leather buckles, real horn buttons and lined with the signature Aquascutum check. Plus pockets for flashlights, maps, tiny cameras, cudgels and so on. Communication ends. Tweedy out.