Norton and Townsend
Although a warm coat is, of course, a winter wardrobe essential, when the temperatures drop, many of us reach for the shapeless yet cosy overcoat we’ve had for years. At Norton & Townsend we believe that cold weather shouldn’t mean having to choose warmth over style, and a tailor made custom overcoat is the perfect solution to looking great when it’s chilly outside.
This is an important question and the chances are you’re wondering why a custom made coat is better than going off-the-peg. First things first and if style is important to you, you’ll know that a perfect fit is everything. A shop bought, ready made coat might look great on the hanger but don’t forget that it’s made to ‘fit’ everybody – literally. No consideration is made to body shape, gait or posture which means that if you’re on the tall side, what’s supposed to be a knee length coat might look a little short. Conversely, anyone with a smaller than average build can easily look drowned in a coat designed for someone taller.
Choosing a custom overcoat is the only way to ensure it fits you and only you: our skilled tailors take detailed measurements so your coat will fit you perfectly around the shoulders and the overall length and sleeves will be spot on. In addition, they’ll also discuss with you how you want to wear your coat: in other words, will it be reserved for wearing over a suit for the office? Or are you looking for something to take you from the office to the weekend? This is important as your tailor needs to know how snug you want your coat to be.
The process of choosing and ordering a custom overcoat from Norton and Townsend is simple and starts with a consultation appointment with your tailor. We’re travelling tailors so we’re happy to meet at a place that’s best for you; whether it’s your home, office or our shops in London and Yorkshire. During this initial appointment your tailor will discuss your requirements and budget, before talking you through the options for style, fabric and trims. From double breasted pea coats or a single breasted Crombie, through to a classic Chesterfield or duffel, your tailor will guide you through a range of style options to help you find the best for you.
Next comes fabric and trim and this is the point where you’ll have an unmissable chance to let your individual style speak for itself. We offer our clients a choice of thousands of different fabrics so whether you’d like the luxury of cashmere or the practicality of tweed, your tailor will explain the best fabrics for your chosen style. A huge range of coat lining fabrics are also available; from plain fabrics in neutral colours, through to eye catching prints in bold colours. Last and by no means least, don’t forget that you also get to choose your own buttons, pockets, collar…
If you’d like to find out more about our tailor made overcoats, or to book a consultation appointment, get in touch with Norton and Townsend by calling 0345 066 2030.