The Standard Overcoat


The British Warm is designed after coats worn by the British Army - mainly officers - in the Second World War.

Style and Occasion

The default coat; more on the casual side.  A shorter, lighter and sometimes unlined version is at times called Foley Coat.  The Standard Overcoat can come as a raincoat in Gabardine or other water-repellent material


 - CUT:  standard, not slim.  Single-breasted usually.

 - SEAMS, FRONT DARTS: front darts often added for fit; buttoned closure.

 - VENTS: single back centre vent.

 - BELT: no belt.

 - LAPEL: notch lapel.

 - COLLAR: standard collar, no cape.

 - CUFFS: buttoned cuffs.

 - POCKETS : straight or diagonal, sometimes flap pockets; a ticket pocket and a chest pocket, which may be

   welted, is  optional.

 - LENGTH: mid thing, or knee-length or up to a few inches below the knee.  

 - MATERIAL WEIGHT: mid-heavy.