Gurteen: best price for the classic British covert coat to cut a dash: pure wool worsted in brown with dark brown velvet half collar with all the correct tailoring details including tramline stiching
A genuine covert coat still cuts a dash, and this is the proper job, tailored by old established tailors Gurteen from pure wool worsted. It looks good and will probably last for ever.
The covert coat started life in racing circles, swiftly moving from stables to trainers and owners, thence to the smartest racecourse enclosures and the City. A distinctive feature of the proper covert coat is the rows of stitching, or ‘tramlines’, around the hem and sleeves (traditionally so it could be cut to fit a shorter wearer with a pair of shears).
Our handsome coat is beautifully tailored in the traditional wool worsted, so hard wearing that these coats were worn out hunting in all weathers, which of course gave the coat its name. Time-honoured features include ticket pocket, three-button fly fastening, flapped waist pockets, centre back vent and satin lining. The collar is of course trimmed with velvet.
In classic brown with dark brown velvet collar. Chest sizes 40-52in in regular fitting.
Gurteen is an English family run tailoring business established in Haverhill, Suffolk, in 1784, where it is still situated today. The company started life making smocks which was the general garment at that time and as the years moved on, so too did the clothing. From making Army uniforms during World War One and World War Two, to measuring up and making the suits for the English Rugby team, the company has always met a challenge. The business is still retained and managed by family members, and the passion for men’s tailoring burns as fiercely today as it did back in 1784.