Morning Cut Fiends. Its Autumn this morning, hopefully it’ll clear up by brunchtime, but either way am going back into Crombie shop this afternoon. This means Autumn is officially coming regardless of a late bout of sun. People often call these straight, short overcoats Crombies. They sort of mean Covert coats (click), but then again, ‘covert’ is a fabric that they used to be made from and perhaps not right general term, for more confusion and speculation. These were for hunting in, but became popular at the races. Anyway, on a clearer, brighter note, some good new stuff is gonna come out of Crombie. AW13 sees a small, new more contemporary collection added. Contemporary, as ever means ‘slimmer’. Meanwhile their Covert now comes in any fit ya might fancy.
Crombie ‘Retro’ Cover coat.
Quite long that clothes stand, no? Didnt know what to do with it, so had to just put it up the length it was. Unlike the new offer from the heritage Scottish firm: Made to measure Crombie covert style overcoats. From September, cut to your sizes their ‘Retro’ style coat (click) can be ordered to your spec’ and fit in 50 fabrics. Nice. I fancy check as it goes. Also, twelve different coloured velvets on the collar, with eight different Melton felts for underneath. Some might find the contrast velvet a bit obvious. Really? Sod ‘em. I dont give a monkey’s, I want a velvet collar on a Crombie, not sure which yet. Also loads of pleasant buttons from various horns to tobacco Corozo, and even specification button hole thread. Whole caper done and dusted in six weeks, during which you can even keep an eye on the status of your order on their website like you can with Parcel Force or something. £1,600 for the pleasure of.
Autumn? Bring it, my coat my have arrived by then. Taking Matey Off The Telly in too, see if he likes it.
Stubbs is out in the wet Metropolis. The singlet is dead, long live the covert.
Notes. Skinheads loved a Crombie. Cant find many/any good pictures though. Walters, you got any? Did find this strange Russian advert however.