The Crombie is the classic coat of the English gentleman .
It’s made of heavy wool, so perfect for winter time.
A placket hides the buttons. The Crombie presents also two outer flap pockets and the breast one. Usually it comes in a dark blue.
The Chesterfield is a medium weight coat became famous during the XIX Century. The name takes its origin from a noble family of the north of England.
The most popular model is the single-breasted gray wool herringbone one, straight or slightly shaped, with concealed buttons, velvet collar, two flap pockets, breast pocket and without belt.
The Covert was created in the second half of the XIX Century as a riding and hunting garment. It becomes very popular at the end of the Century.
It looks like a single-breasted Chesterfield coat but it’s shorter (its length should exceed the jacket for few centimeters).
Some others distinctive features characterize the covert coat; single breasted, fly-fronted and four parallel rows of stitching on the cuff and on the bottom hem, known as ‘railroading’ or ‘tracking”.
Buttons are hidden by a placket (as for the Chesterfield ) and external pockets are four: 3 with flaps (two on the right and one on the left side) and the breast one.
Made of a kind of wool called covert from which the coat takes its name, it usually comes in light brown with dark brown corduroy collar.
The British Warm, or British Warm Overcoat was born as a military coat during the First World War.
It’s usually made of thick melton wool, below the knee, single or double-breasted, with large pockets and breast pocket, deep lapels, epaulettes and leather buttons.
It’s started to conquer the male wardrobe in the postwar time, even noble cashmere and camel versions.
The name comes from the surname of British General F. J. M. Somerset Raglan who, in the mid-nineteenth Century, began to adopt this type of coat to hide the mutilation of his arm.
Nowadays people talk about raglan sleeve as a type of sleeve whose distinguishing characteristic is to extend in one piece fully to the collar, leaving a diagonal seam from underarm to collarbone.
Paletot takes its origin from the heavy coats worn by sailors. It appeared for the first time in mid-nineteenth Century.
It’s been one of the greatest innovations in clothing of the Romantic period. Initially considered clunky and graceless, It was chosen only from the youngest bourgeois with transgressive intentions.
Appeared as a heavy wool comfortable straight line jacket, subsequently, the paletot became slightly more shaped at the waist.