ATTACKING THE COLD WITH STYLE: 3. THE BRITISH WARM
Il British Warm era in origine un cappotto militare utilizzato a partire dalla Prima Guerra Mondiale dagli ufficiali dell’esercito Britannico. Il modello originale era a doppio petto a sei bottoni, lunghezza al ginocchio, rever a lancia e mostrine sulle spalle.
Sir Winston Churchill wearing the authentic British Warm
La caratteristica principale del British Warm è il tessuto, una pesante lana melton, il cui nome deriva dalla città di Melton Mowbray, nella contea di Leicester in Inghilterra dove veniva prodotto per indumenti da cavallo e da caccia.
The original British Warm takes its fabric and styling from the greatcoats worn by officers during the First World War. Intended to go over khaki tunic and jodhpurs and be accompanied by high field boots and an officer’s cap, the coat was standard-issue British army.These officers coats were slightly shaped and fell to just above the knee, always double breasted in style, with six buttons, peaked label and epaulets on the shoulders.
The Prince of Wales enlightening the coat with a white handkerchief circa 1980
The most characteristic element of this coat is the fabric itself which we have resurrected from an original pattern. The cloth is a heavy, taupe coloured slightly fleecy Melton cloth. The name comes from Melton Mowbray, a town in Leicestershire in England, where this thick, tightly woven, napped cloth was first woven for riding and hunting garments.
The civilian adaptation of this coat takes woven leather buttons, its has a heavy viscose lining internal in breast pockets and a large newspaper pocket
Un modello originale del 1952
An authentic model, 1952
Particolare della mostrina sulla spalla ed etichetta interna
The military shoulder patch and the internal label