Whilst I think Jess Cartner-Morley is definitely onto something when she writes about how mid-calf skirts and mid-thigh coats look great together, I felt the urge to wear mid-calf skirts this year and felt I needed a longer coat. So, whilst I'm keeping a fairly low profile in my business, I thought it would be nice to make up a few pieces in the tweed I had left. My favourite dog-walking coat is a de Beauvoir long coat, which I made as a sample but which never went into production. I can't really remember why; I think I had other coats I wanted to focus on. This year I made one up - it's size 10 in Breanish handwoven tweed from the Isle of Lewis. It's a lightweight tweed, perfect for milder days where you still want to cover up. It's so smart but also softly tailored so gives a casual tone to your look.
I also had a few lengths of Welsh twill - a very different tweed; heavy, brushed and perfect for the Woolf coat - a perennial favourite. It's the kind of coat that will get you through winter (especially up here in Scotland where I now live).
I have this one in size 12 in the darker tweed.
And this one in size 10 in the paler tweed.
The Welsh twill is woven in undyed Shetland yarn.