I could start every post on menswear with the same sentiment...that I feel sorry for the guys because of their lack of fashion choices. As women, we have so many multiple times the amount of options as men. So when I find a really great menswear piece, I always have to share it! And this gorgeous coat is no exception...
I have featured menswear attire and accessories from Paul Smith many times. This is, in my opinion, because Mr. Smith just gets it so, so right, over and over again. With beautiful, often witty little details and a real knowledge of that fine line between "fashion-y" and "over-the-top," this should be a go-to brand for any of you who want to be fashion-forward, spend some money on investment-worthy pieces, and want to look really, really sharp and put-together.
This PS by Paul Smith coat is one of those pieces. At $880, it is not inexpensive, but it is also not wallet-breaking Gucci. It's sleek cut will be slimming, not bulky, but also leaves you room to wear a sportcoat underneath. Its oversized check is a fun nod to English country style, but the scale screams super modern. It is also not yet another black wool overcoat that everyone else has. (Look, an option!) You can wear this over a suit just as well as you can wear it over jeans and stylized sneakers (check out the Lanvin ones I featured here recently). With a sweater underneath it will keep you warm enough during the coldest months, and over just a t-shirt, it won't make you sweat on those not-so-freezing days. It will go to your office, to a wedding, on a date, and out with the guys.
Hmmm, this coat is kind of perfect.