This is the Donegal Overcoat. Yarn from Donegal, woven in Lancashire and manufactured in Manchester. As an idea, it had its origins in the observation that I wore my brown raglan coat more often than any other last winter. Despite the shortcomings of that piece (low collar, odd button positioning) it was a lovely material and easy to wear - just thrown over anything, whether smart or casual. As has happened with both previous collaborations (Bridge Coat and Trench Coat), these thoughts were the spur to start talking to Private White VC about making something even better.
I wanted to keep the cloth. Donegal tweed is so pleasing in the texture it creates, yet subtle. There’s slubbiness in there and colour variation when you look carefully, but it never feels as old-fashioned as a big windowpane.