I started a new job today! It went really well, so I treated myself to a new shirt and a few other things after work. I'll post an image of what I got in the coming weeks.
I am wearing a covert coat, which is a very classic overcoat made from specially woven wool. I had the waist taken in by an alterations tailor too, so it has a very slim fit. The cloth is so soft, yet very hard wearing and water resistant. The black velvet collar is a great little decorative touch!
I actually got this in 1999. I went back to Cordings in 2007 to get the collar re-velveted and pocket linings replaced. In 2008, I had to engage the services of an Invisible Mender to re-weave a tiny rip I got on the right shoulder. My own fault, but I was amazed at the results... it is as new!
These coats are made to be worn for life! I find it very satisfying to age with a garment, and just keep getting it mended, steamed or re-pressed as and when it is needed!
Today's fragrance: Vera Wang for Men EDT