There’s no use denying it anymore; summer is officially over and it’s time to embrace the cold. And nothing says winter vogue better than this Vivienne Westwood cashmere blend coat.
With a cashmere wool blend construction, this coat provides practicality, in the form of comfort and warmth, during the frosty winter months whilst still guaranteeing a luxury feel and an overall classy aesthetic. The tailored cut of the military-style double-breasted fastening and waist belt exudes old-school masculinity and refinement. However, in true Westwood style, the brown rabbit fur collar adds an edge to an otherwise traditional winter coat.
The real fur furnishing may not be to everyone’s taste, but this Westwood piece is certainly on trend this season – from John Galliano to Giorgio Armani, fur is one of the biggest trends to look out for this AW12. Westwood herself is at the forefront of this style, but while other designers have smothered their models in fur, Westwood has adopted the new trend with far more subtlety, which also makes it easier to wear for the everyday male.
In terms of accessories, keep things casual and avoid going over-board by sticking to sleek leather gloves and an understated scarf. Worn over the top of a sharp suit on the way to the office, this coat will make you seem every inch the successful businessman. Alternatively, wear it with some dark chinos and a pair of brogues for an on point smart-casual look.
Exclusive to Harrods, at £1,500, this is a definite style investment that will last for years to come.