Signature features of this versatile jacket are four (sometimes five) lines of stitching at the cuffs and hem, notched lapels, flap pockets and a centre vent. The traditional colours are greenish-tan-brown-fawnish - some say to better conceal squirts of mud from hunting and riding others that the drivers wearing covert coats during a hunt were more visible for the guns.
My Covert Coat from Hackett London has all these features.
And a perfect match for a navy three-piece city suit.
|Wearing the Covert Coat as a topcoat over my vintage 1967 bespoke by Gieves navy pinstripe three-piece suit|
The Covert coat is perfect for Autumn in the city - not as heavy, warm and long as the Melton, the Chesterfield or my 1940s DB. Fits elegantly and tailored over a three-piece suit.
Here I wear the Covert coat with a navy suit, oxblood shoes, english tan gloves, a sturdy brown stick umbrella and a Homburg hat.
Another classic look would be a charcoal suit, black shoes, a slim black tube umbrella and a Bowler hat - for such a combination I would probably opt for a pair of green gloves.
|Walking in the rainy and stormy city of Aarhus, Denmark|
|Hackett London - a well tailored Covert Coat|