This is the 2020 version of a long leather coat I originally created for a client a while back.
I made a series of these Retro Edwardian styled coats for this same client between 2011-13.
This one is his 4th iteration of this coat. The cut and style suits him so perfectly that it’s his trademark outerwear at this point.
The Edwardian style of this long leather coat stems mostly from the dramatic collar lines and the broad double breasted cut and the silhouette when worn, it’s pretty body conscious.
My client has one in an almost Oxblood shade of brown, in a very, very lightweight lambskin – that one he’s worn the heck out of.
This Retro Edwardian style coat is not a special occasion coat for him. He’s quite modernly dapper, with great style. And unafraid to flaunt it.
He also has one in heavy, rich brown buckskin suede- which he wears when it’s very cold, and one in a a little more formal looking skin, a very smooth caramel/honey colored calfskin.
This cognac one, he said, may supplant the caramel/ honey one – this color is particularly striking on him. He was stopped on the street several times the very first time he wore this newest one. He’s quite thrilled with it. So am I.
The color of the skins complement the cut and style of this long coat so perfectly, because they were literally made for this coat.
This incredible color is custom dyed, veg-tanned Italian Lambskin. The skins are more substantial than the original dark brown and less formal in finish then the caramel version – they have a natural marbleization and were additionally patinaed to both deepen the color and add protection. (more here on that)
The rich russet/cognac color, is a shade that was popular in the early to mid-1970’s. That, along with the other elements of this coat that also harken back to that era, the wide collar, the length (as well as Edwardian influences) Creates a wonderfully, stylistic double entendre.
These are the previous iterations of this coat: