Tweedy, Tailor, Soldier, Spy - Smiley's Aquascutum Trench Coat

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 Carré's spy novel Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

A film adaptation of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy is under surveillance
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.


  1. Where can I purchase the trench coat

    1. Hello Larry. Three years ago, it would be from Aquascutum. I'm not sure if it's in their current range. Best wishes, Tweedy.


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