Stutterheim Stockholm Röd Raincoat
With their clean-cut closets, insatiable appetite for herring and enduring affection for saunas, the Swedes would appear to have little in common with the inhabitants of the British Isles. However, one connecting factor that unites us with our Nordic cousins is our unrivalled experience of unfavourable weather conditions.
Whether on the streets of Stockholm or London, we are all too frequently faced with a precipitous barrage from Mother Nature, making a quality waterproof cover-up a sartorial imperative.
Drawing on the artistic inspiration that stems from the melancholic state of mind, Stockholm-based brand Stutterheim has made the task of dressing for bad weather both a stylish and practical affair. Founder Alexander Stutterheim was inspired to start his namesake label when stumbling across his fisherman grandfather’s old sea-faring raincoat; he was instantly struck by the idea of designing a sleek, up-to-date equivalent for the modern man.
Offering a range of skillfully crafted outerwear in smart colour-pop and earthy hues, Stutterheim names each of its creations after a location in Sweden that evokes the spirit of the garment. The creative team behind the brand strive for elegance in simplicity, adhering to their trademark design ethos: “No Gor-Text. No Velcro. And no straps or strings dangling from every seam”.
A favourite from the current SS13 collection is the Stockholm Röd (red) raincoat. Constructed from a specially developed rubberised cotton, this hand sewn piece features double-welded seams, silver tone snap buttons and a simple drawstring hood, whilst the bold hue is perfect for adding a dash of spring brights to your style regimen. Ultra-durable and functional, this sharp and contemporary piece bears all the hallmarks of exceptional Nordic design.
Priced at £195, the Stockholm coat is a sound investment for such stylish rain-proofing – buy one and you may find yourself wishing for clouds on the horizon just so you can give it another outing.
Stutterheim’s Stockholm coat is available now from stutterheim.se priced at £195.