Our first collaboration this Autumn/Winter is, for me, the perfect trench coat - a limited edition of a Ventile coat being made with Private White VC. Visitors to the pop-up shop, or our UK manufacturing debate, will have seen it in person. Long, muted-green and with classic style in the lapel and collar, it has become a foundation of my wardrobe since I started wearing a prototype in February.
The removable lining, high collar and taped seams make it very practical, but it also has real swagger: a stylish update of a traditional model. Only nine pieces are available in this batch, across four sizes (small, medium, large and extra-large). So what's special about it? First, let's talk about the material.