Yes, it is sunny right now, but when the rain returns, you’ll be glad of this 1960s-style raincoat by John Simons.
Because as sure as night follows day, the rain always follows a spot of sunshine. And you don’t want to be caught without the right rain attire when it does. This is as ‘right’ as it comes.
You might recall something similar over the winter when John Simons produced a corduroy version with a similar look and shape. In fact, not just a similar cut. This one takes inspiration from that same design from the turn of the 1960s.
As the story goes, a vintage Burberry model was purchased and worn by John Simons back in 1961 whilst he was working as a window dresser for Cecil Gee on Charing Cross Road.
That original coat has become the inspiration for a new generation of vintage overcoats, with warmer weather designs now available to buy. And although perhaps not the weather as I write, this is a welcome addition. I did a 1960s raincoats round-up for the site a while back, and a number are no longer available. Not least, my favourite the Harry Palmer raincoat by Lancashire Pike. A recent chat with the maker of that suggests production is unlikely to start up again, which is a real shame.
But if you want an alternative, this is a good place to look. A timeless design that will serve you well for years to come on rainy days.
A stylish and straightforward raincoat with a retro look about it, this isn’t just a design that throws back to the 1960s – it works in the 21st century too.
The raincoat has a distinctive, vintage A-Shape, as well as a one-piece Raglan Sleeve, a 100% waterproof cotton outer, checked cotton lining unique to John Simons, Selvyt cloth-lined side pockets, adjustable cuffs, and a centre vent. Colour options too.
Many will go for the natural. It’s the safe bet and what a coat like this always comes in. But if you want something darker, go for the navy blue. Or, if you want to stand out from the crowd, get the red.
Sizes are small through to XL, and the price of each is £425.
Via His Knibs