No one loves a classic more than I. The more sure footed and stylish a woman is, the more her wardrobe tends to be built on classic foundations. That said, classics do not last for all eternity. Replacing, upgrading and occasionally redefining, none of these activities negates a classics status. On the contrary they prove what a brilliant design blueprint it was in the first place. Over the years I have owned a dozen Pea coats, Blazers etc. My first from an Army surplice store replete with gold buttons and braid, was a real uniform jacket and like most successful uniforms was simple and sophisticated. Others I loved were from, YSL. Whistles, Hamnet, Dolce etc. The Pea Coat, Blazer, Caban, Reefer Jacket have over the decades varied in proportion from skinny to roomy. The double breasted buttons in brass or plain. Shades of dark navy is always best and today we demand a supple fabric. The real pea coat should end just below ones bottom where as a blazer can be a more jackety length. This is a style that can be worn pretty much anywhere, any time all through the year. As chic for kids as well as mums and beyond. I would probably save my Pea coat from a fire before a fur, well it is partly cashmere.
What not to be tempted by, cheap fabrics, colours except navy, and any little fashion add ons like zips and I prefer them without back belts.
So to be cool and comfortable check that you have the perfect pea coat, jacket/coat at the ready as this is a coat that is the perfect marriage of form and function.
Above right is the new www.winserlondon.com Milano knit Blazer in Midnight blue. Perfect for Spring, super chic and comfy too.