Given its well-documented history and enduring popularity since its conception by Cordings in the 1900s, the iconic covert coat has a lot to live up to. But live up to it, it certainly does. This is one of those classic British style pieces that reaches across the generations and speaks both of fine quality and perfect practicality. Designed originally as a riding coat, the covert cloth is both durable and smart, hence its modern day incarnation as a trustworthy, comfortable, everyday overcoat.
Undeniably a British classic as Mark Powell, one of Londons finest tailors, explains: