The fabric we chose for this Remi coat is an oatmeal or stone coloured panama cotton. This cloth is very durable and is typically used for creations that need to withstand heavy wear. The tight weave and sturdy construction belie the softness obtained by regular use.
The lining is a 50/50 viscose cupro twill; a high-quality and robust choice from Bernstein & Banleys, a British lining company founded in 1953.
We offset the stone panama cotton with black lip mother of pearl buttons. Taken from the troca shell, these dark buttons occasionally catch the light and harmoniously reflect the cloth they sit on.
This coat is all about ultimate function and simplicity. Fastening high on the neck with an antique brass clasp and in panama cotton it is a seasonless coat suitable for most of the year except high Summer and the coldest Winter days. It is lightweight with the colour particularly suiting Spring and Autumnal outfits. The front pockets are storm pockets where a pocket welt overlaps the natural direction of entry keeping contents and your hands drier and out of the elements. The coat would be better suited to less formal occasions due to the visible weave and the non-traditional colour. But, it would most certainly suit less formal tailoring particularly because of the sharp collar and the inset sleeve.