Whilst it might be fairly mild outside now, it won’t be long until the season changes, the heat comes inside and the temperature outside plummets! With this in mind, Head Cutter, Patrick Murphy has come up with the perfect suggestion for keeping out the bitter cold in Winter 2014/15 - the British Warm Overcoat! One of our favourite New York customers ordered a British Warm last year and on more than one occasion has literally sworn to Patrick that it “saved his hide” and got him through the Big Freeze at the start of this year.
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The most characteristic aspect of the British warm is the fabric itself: a heavy, slightly fleecy melton cloth, distinctive in its colouring. The name comes from Melton Mowbray, a town in Leicestershire, England, where this thick, tightly woven, napped cloth was first woven for riding and hunting garments. Patrick has secured a reserve of this cloth from one of Britain’s oldest mills. Woven to a reassuringly warm 32oz, it is unusual to find a piece that conforms so closely to the original spec. Today, the British Warm is a perennial classic that works equally well worn over a suit in the city or dressed down for a more casual look at the weekend. The military overtones ensure that it looks distinct, much as one would expect of a piece of clothing that is still worn on Parades today.
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