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I ain’t afraid of no coat . . .

The coat story from yesterday’s newspaper, on the blog! Imagine that – double dipping! Or something. Reiss’s boxy red – There is a reason Reiss is the go-to for hardworking workwear, and this wool and cashmere blend jacket is one …

Thu, Oct 6, 2011, 12:30

   

The coat story from yesterday’s newspaper, on the blog! Imagine that – double dipping! Or something.

Reiss’s boxy red - There is a reason Reiss is the go-to for hardworking workwear, and this wool and cashmere blend jacket is one of them. The colour is perfect for standing out, while the cut will work with anything – dresses, jeans, ankle-grazing cigarette pants. It’s got just enough of the so-hot-right-now Scandinavian vibe to make it trendy while being classic enough to last. Layers will really be your friend with this; team with a chunky knit and an even chunkier scarf for volume and texture. €340

J by Jasper Conran’s ladylike wool – This is the coat Lady Mary would wear, were she ever to venture outside Downton Abbey in the dead of winter. One part British aristocracy, one part Murder She Wrote (more than a little Mad Men), this coat is the classiest number you’ll find this side of a whole month’s paycheque. Team yours with a block heel, a pair of opaque tights and a vintage-style satchel. €225 at Debenhams

Zara’s S&M meets military - Forget all about the weather and invest in this relatively lightweight jacket. It won’t keep you warm – I’m sorry, did the fashion gods ever maintain they were practical? – but it will make you look so, so cool, and if you were ever to meet Scott Schuman he would definitely take your picture. €99.95

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