Farrell SS13 Outerwear
Using the statement “wear it in, wear it out” as a starting point of inspiration, Farrell offers an any-situation solution for the discerning gent’s wardrobe.
Now, I always feel a little trepidation when it comes to celebrity brands, Farrell being the fashion baby of British singer Robbie Williams, due to the fact that more often than not the clothes never live up to the hype and flashiness of the marketing and promotion. However, with Farrell, a brand inspired by his grandfather Jack Farrell, Robbie Williams approaches it the right way.
Firstly, he takes a step back, allowing for Farrell to become a brand in its own right. He is not the face of his brand and lets the clothes speak for themselves – which they do. The quality of the Farrell line is probably one of the best I’ve seen when it comes to a celeb brand, with fabric and build quality in abundance.
Although I the price point is a little on the high side, with basic t-shirts starting around £40-50, the range is cohesive, thought out and on point. It covers everything you need; it’s a lifestyle brand that will effortlessly transcend from night in to night out.
One of the key elements of Farrell is its strong outerwear offering. Chesterfields, pea coats, macs and trenches cover any style you could ask for, all of which are constructed from strong, durable materials and cut in modern, flattering fits.
Today we break down some of the stand out pieces…
The Single-breasted Chesterfield
This ‘Chesterfield’ coat is sartorial treasure. A historic style whose popularity soared in the 1800s and saw a resurgence with the 1950s ‘Teddy Boys’, it offers the ideal mix of comfort, practicality and sharp looks.
Farrell’s version is made from heavy Melton wool and comes complete with a contrast velvet top collar and concealed placket fastening.
Currently on sale at £150 at Farrell.com (Usually £300):
There is no denying that the pea coat is a timeless, must-own style for any fashion-conscious gent. Farrell’s heavyweight bonded twill style features a stiff construction that highlights its sharp tailoring.
Priced at £250:
The Riding Mac
Based on the original riding coat, this mac features large front pockets, belted waist and a vibrant red wool-blend lining. Made from water-resistant cotton, it comes complete with a traditional high back vent, just in case you did decide to mount up.
Priced at £350: