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The almighty loden coat

Judging by the evidence (yours truly, left, in Connecticut late last fall*), I quite agree with the fellow who wrote in The Field this month:

« Given the dodginess of many London topcoat wearers and the hijacking of the venerable covert coat by Tim Nice-Butdymm and his rentagent rugger-bugger colleague Matt Bogusloane, loden coats are great gentleman’s winter wear as intra-M25 City folk think them too foreign, which is a recommendation in itself. »
* I should probably note that I am not one of those (legions of) people who wears sunglasses at inappropriate moments. These days, one even sees girls wearing them on the subway; an exercise in particular stupidity. The aviator sunglasses were not mine, and they were put on purely as a lark for the photograph.
This post was published on Friday, June 20th, 2008 4:41 pm. It has been categorised under Journal and been tagged under , .
Mitchell Bond
22 Jun 2008 5:01 am

Mr. Cusack, it is a very nice coat that you wear, but I wonder if I can direct your attention to a fact not even remotely related to this entry and that is that it would seem that the Telegraph has removed Mr. Gerald Warner’s blog.

Now whilst I disagree with the man on the subject of gin and the choice of citrus, I have nothing but esteem for him in areas cultural and political. It is thus that I hope that he has not been removed, having only so recently established himself.

By the by, his old posts can still be found rather generically presented, but I fear he may have either flown the nest or been given the boot.

Andrew Cusack
22 Jun 2008 7:43 am

The url has been changed; the new one is in the links on the left.

22 Jun 2008 4:40 pm

It’s just such a shame it’s not cashmere…

Andrew Cusack
22 Jun 2008 5:10 pm

I can’t stand cashmere! It is not allowed in my wardrobe.

23 Jun 2008 1:51 pm

Oh Andrew, you pleb.

Andrew Cusack
23 Jun 2008 2:24 pm

It’s a completely unreliable material! Can you imagine walking through a brushy woodland in a cashmere outer coat? No! But a good old-fashioned loden coat? Certainly! Cashmere would get torn apart by branches and such.

Robert Harrington
24 Jun 2008 12:10 pm

I have to second Cusack on this one. Cashmere is too delicate.

Laguna Beach Trad
3 Oct 2009 8:53 pm

I agree. Loden coats are splendid outerwear. Not only do they set you apart from the yobs and chavs, but they also indicate your loyalty to German culture. Well done.

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