What do you get when top designers are invited by a fashion power house to reinvent a classic coat? …
Why this marvellous creation of course.
This impeccable James Small design is our favourite from Topman’s seventh instalment of their ‘Classics Projects’, which launched yesterday and entails menswear designers on both sides of the Atlantic combining sartorial forces to overhaul the ubiquitous Peacoat.
For his highly desirable creation, James Small used contrasting colours and combined them with different military themes, an inspiration drawn from his AW11 collection. He uses military style brass buttons, a strong large collared lapel and navy contrast arms for a traditional naval look with a ‘Small’ twist.
Coming in a close second is Mr Todd Lynn and his signature look which revolves around a sharp, rock ‘n’ roll tailored aesthetic. His design includes multiple asymmetric zips and a belted waist which create a harder edge to the classic Peacoat.
And finally, in third is Alister Mackie, who was inspired by a 1940s naval coat owned by Primal Scream front man Bobby Gillespie. The piece is timeless and cut with extreme precision to create an uber-cool aesthetic.
Other designers who have brought contemporary visions to the Peacoat include Timo Weiland, Tim Hamilton and Topman Design. The Peacoats are available now from selected Topman stores and independent boutiques globally and retail between £130 - £180.