Splitting the difference between a tailored jacket and a classic piece of country-going outerwear, the Corduroy Games Coat is a study in versatility and timeless design (it also happens to be a personal favourite of our Creative Director, Michael Hill).
There’s no question that tailored clothing – and our attitudes towards it – has changed. Recent years have seen a continued trend towards the softer, more relaxed side of tailoring, as men seemingly renounce structure and padding in favour of a renewed emphasis on comfort. Then, with the onset of the coronavirus pandemic at the start of this year, this trend appeared to reach its logical conclusion. What good are stiff, formal business suits when everyone is working from home?
While we do have a strong appreciation for structured suits and jackets, we’ve long leaned towards the Italian tendency to eschew structure, save for some canvas in the chest, and a little light padding around the shoulder to create shape. A jacket like that feels more useful to us, as you can wear it to a nice restaurant, but it doesn’t look out of place in the pub. It’s this versatility that attracts many of our customers, a great number of whom don’t have to wear suits or tailored jackets, but rather do so out of choice.