Barrathea is a woolen fabric that is commonly used in military uniforms due to its resistant properties and abilities to withstand plenty of stress and movement. So it’s only natural I was drawn to this ‘Made in England’ wool when sourcing fabric for this trench coat. This has a lovely twill weave with a heavy weight which works perfectly for this piece. I’ve finished this garment with Cupro Lining which has a Silk-Like Handle, & real horn buttons. The full front facing has had a heavy fusing installed to help retain the coats structure.
A coat with multiple ways of wearing and styling. I wanted to have multiple ways of fastening this jacket, so I have installed buttons and button holes which allow the jacket to be worn in three ways. Open, single breast, or double breast, with the latter two options having hidden fastenings so that the coat keeps that seamless look. do the cuff straps, which have three button holes to allow the sleeves to be worn loosely or tailored to your desire. The lapels have a hook and bar fastening to allow the collar to be fitted closed for when donning the jacket in the single or double breasted position to help narrow in the collar for a cleaner aesthetic.
There are plenty of pockets, with 2 flap pockets at the mid-level featuring contrast stitching, and one breast pocket, along with multiple pockets inside the coat. This also features a belt which can be utilized at your leisure, me personally, I wrap this up nicely in colder days and it gives that jacket an extra feature (if there wasn’t enough already).
And to top it off I’ve installed the throat latch, with beautiful contrast stitching, which can either be fastened in its ‘resting’ position via two horn buttons hidden under the upper and lower parts of the lapel. Or unfastened, swung round the neck and fastened to the opposing shoulder to operate as a functioning throat latch for windier, colder days. Which we see plenty of here in the UK.