This season's corduroy coat has certainly made an impression on writer and friend of Drake's, Aleks Cvetkovic. Allow him to convince you, too.
Normally, as a rather spoilt style writer, I’m treated to a sneaky peek of the Drake’s new season collections ahead of their release, but this season, snowed under by deadlines, I didn’t manage it. So, when Lucas, London’s Clifford Street store manager, sent me a picture of this coat the day it came in (the tease), my heart skipped a beat. I’ve got a real thing for corduroy, and for camel coats, and for anything with a slight ‘70s bent, and Lucas had correctly identified that this particular coat pushes all those buttons in spades.
If you’re into menswear, you may well feel the same way. This piece ticks a lot of current men’s style boxes. First up, corduroy’s been in ascendency for two or three winter seasons, and now it’s probably the single most fashionable cloth in men’s clothing – whether in independent menswear like this, or designer fashion. Everyone from Ralph Lauren, to Ami Paris, has put a spin on it.