Lyle & Scott have maintained their position as one of the Great British fashion brands for a number of years. Covering a wide range of looks and styles to suit many, from the Vintage Collection with a slimmer cut and appeal to perhaps a slightly younger crowd and our favourite, the Heritage, with a more classic and traditional feel that sits right at home on the shoulder of the more discerning and sophisticated gentleman.

Lyle & Scott Pea Coat

One of main stand out pieces of the new Autumn Winter 2012 collection for us was the Lyle & Scott Navy Pea Coat. Now title alone, it hardly sets the heart running, but taking a closer look and you soon may fall in love. The classic double breasted pea coat is in what I would call a lighter shade of navy, and in the colour of daylight and under sunshine, takes an even lighter shade, which nearly changes and alters in colour as you move.

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A total of 6 (4 in view, 2 hidden) fasten-able buttons allow this coat to be worn in a variety of ways, on a cold winters day pull up the collar and button everything you can find. Teamed with a patterned autumnal colour based scarf and it’s the perfect winter shield from the elements. Slightly warmer and let it all hang loose, the wide collar / lapel giving the jacket a great shape. Our most used has been a little different, leaving the top and bottom buttons undone, creating a more flattering fit, especially for us with a little bit of a pre-Christmas belly…

It’s all in the detail, and with the Lyle & Scott Pea Coat you will find just that. Each button is embossed as you would expect, and on the inside you will be greeted with a classic pin stripe trim framed by black and two inner pockets. The pockets on the outside mix it up again with a nautical rope and knots print array.

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At £295 it isn’t cheap, but it isn’t actually expensive either, especially considering the fabric and quality, and is sure to last many winters to come. Find out more at the official site.

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