|J Crew Collection Tweed Topcoat|
Three of the four coats I donated had something in common: they were too small. It is frustrating to try to shrug oneself into a too-small coat over a thick jumper or dress-with-cardigan. I think I've purchased coats in the past in the summer, trying them on for size over a light frock, which if you think about it isn't very sensible!
These days I'm all about the tweed coat. Real tweed is warm and resilient, nearly indestructible. Presently I own two, one in a heather oatmeal, the other in a pale green. They are both from Brora. They have Liberty cotton linings (with a bemberg lining in the sleeves) and you'd think they wouldn't be warm enough for Canadian winters yet they are, they are warm as toast.
I'm looking for a third tweed coat in a dark gray, it's on My List for the year, do you think the J Crew tweed, above, is a contender?
This is the Brora tweed I'll be wearing today, my pale green. I'm wearing it over an old J Crew tweed sequin sleeveless dress (which has a silk lining, it is one of my favourite dresses ever), a Brora cardigan and a scarf from my first trip to Paris (Wolff et Descourtis).
Do you have a tweed coat?