The Herringbone Donegal Overcoat – Everlasting Fashion

This feels prefer it’s been a very long time coming. Most likely as a result of I simply bought enthusiastic about this materials yr in the past, and began speaking to folks about it quickly after. 

The wait can be not over fairly but, although. Attributable to delays everyone seems to be struggling for the time being – petrol, folks, pingdemics – the brand new Donegal coat can be delivery in about two weeks’ time. The fabric solely arrived every week in the past. 

However expectations have been so excessive for this specific collaboration, and we’ve had so many questions on it, that appeared finest to place it on sale now. On the very least, it means readers can successfully pre-order theirs, and so cease worrying that they may miss out. 

If you want the brand new grey-herringbone iteration of our now most popular-ever product, the PS Donegal Coat, you should buy yours on the PS Store right here. Will probably be shipped out to you in about two weeks, and you’re going to get common updates throughout that point confirming the schedule. 

So why was I so enthusiastic about this model of the Donegal? 

I believe it was primarily that I see it as doubtlessly essentially the most helpful we’ve ever finished. 

I do know I speak about versatility lots, however whenever you’re spending a number of hundred kilos on one thing, I really feel it ought to have broad utility. Significantly for youthful readers that don’t have a full wardrobe already. 

And gray herringbone has all the time been a fabric I’ve advisable, each for jackets and coats. My Anthology tweed jacket has been proven on PS with every little thing from beat-up denims to a shirt and tie on stage in New York. It’s the solely color and sample that I’ve discovered can bridge that extent of informal and formal. 

And it’s no much less helpful as a coat. One thing like a camel polo coat can bridge informal to formal too, however it’s nonetheless a extra uncommon and hanging possibility in both situation. Gray herringbone is each subtler and simpler. 

The difficulty I’ve with most gray herringbone coat supplies is that the sample is just too small. It’s nearly extra texture than sample. 

That’s advantageous if you wish to tip in the direction of the smarter finish of the spectrum, in a tailor-made, double-breasted overcoat for instance. However it may be a bit sensible for a raglan coat, and makes them too uniformly gray for denims or workwear chinos. 

The primary two iterations of the PS Donegal Coat (right here and right here) used a reasonably small herringbone too, however that was as a result of it was meant to be texture – one thing added to a charcoal and dark-brown coat respectively, alongside the Donegal flecks, so as to add floor curiosity. 

With this model, the sample was necessary – to make it a herringbone coat, relatively than only a gray one. To make it the very first thing you seen. 

As everyone knows from speaking about fits, informal issues typically have extra sample, and that is no much less true right here. 

It’s that stronger sample that makes a weekend coat as a lot as a enterprise one – and naturally means it fits a large swathe of individuals that’s now dressing extra casually, however nonetheless needs to be properly put-together. 

In pursuing this excellent sample, the very first thing I attempted was to extend the distinction within the colors of the herringbone. The place model one was charcoal and black, and model two brown and black, I attempted two choices with model three: gray and black (as most mainstream coats are) and cream and black. 

The latter was significantly better, however it nonetheless lacked one thing. The sample was a bit too small. I didn’t need something as dramatic as my Connolly coat, however it nonetheless felt an excessive amount of like texture. 

So having talked to the weavers, we switched from a 2×2 to a 3×3 twill. This mainly means the twill is larger, so every herringbone line is wider, and the sample turns into greater too. 

I liked the ultimate end result. It appeared like the right stability between a wise, elegant chic-casual overcoat and a sportier, relaxed, Ivy-style coat.

I’ve proven these two seems in these photographs, with the sensible model above – sharp trousers and a pleasant knit – and the informal one under – denims and a T-shirt.

I intentionally saved the color schemes comparable in these outfits, as a way to concentrate on the distinction in formality.

So regardless that the sensible outfit doesn’t contain a jacket, the cream-corduroy trousers and navy knitwear look far more dressed-up. There’s additionally a crisp, stark white shirt above, and dark-suede exhibits under.

The informal outfit makes use of white too, however a heavyweight T-shirt as an alternative of a shirt; there’s navy, however a chunky shawl-collar cardigan; after which in fact mid-blue denims, which makes something and every little thing extra informal. 

The coat – sturdy of sample however refined of color – goes with each superbly.

The opposite beautiful factor about gray herringbone, I’ve discovered through the years, is the best way it really works with shiny colors. 

We all know from tailoring discussions that mid-grey is usually good on this regard, however the informal herringbone sample helps too. 

It’s one motive my grey-herringbone jacket is the one pictured with a pink-oxford shirt in that article, and a yellow oxford in this one

With this larger-scaled coat, I’ve proven the way it helps sturdy color with a big saffron-yellow scarf within the picture under, and in different pictures round this piece with the bright-red PS watch cap

A raglan, balmacaan-style coat is the perfect companion for lengthy scarves or shawls by the best way. Its lengthy fronts imply the scarves grasp simply, naturally, regardless of being so outsized. Significantly better than with a double-breasted tailor-made coat – the place it’s too large to go beneath, and may appear slightly compelled when draped excessive. 

All this to date has presumed that you simply, the reader, are accustomed to the PS Donegal that I’ve loved designing and providing the previous three years. 

In the event you’re not, right here’s an environment friendly abstract. 

The PS Donegal Coat was born ​​out of a necessity for a flexible coat that could possibly be worn with denims for a stroll, or tailoring to the workplace. One thing that could possibly be thrown on, nearly with out thought, and but be rigorously designed that it all the time flattered the wearer. 

To that finish, it’s a little longer than most (however will be shortened if required) so as to add a contact of aptitude, and that’s balanced by a barely larger collar that successfully frames the face. That collar stays up when put up, attributable to curved insert on the neck. And the usual throat latch is reshaped to take a seat extra elegantly when not in use. 

It has each two inside breast pockets, and a big hip pocket (iPad sized) by which to maintain a hat, e book or anything cumbersome. The outer hip pockets are lined with cashmere.

It has a particular but refined lining in vintage gold; and the buttons are matte two-hole buffalo horn – a method extra generally seen on Savile Row, and reflecting my love of bespoke tailoring. 

Simply as necessary because the model, although, actually in all probability extra so, is the Donegal wool. 

Donegal tweed is so pleasing and distinctive in its texture. There’s slubbiness in there, an genuine and pure look, plus nice color variation whenever you look rigorously, however in comparison with different conventional cloths it by no means feels old school – not like an enormous windowpane test for instance.

The tweed is spun particularly by Donegal Yarns in Eire, the final remaining mill that makes the yarn – earlier than being woven in Lancashire after which manufactured by Non-public White VC in Manchester.

For full particulars on the design and particulars of the Donegal Coat, have a learn of the unique launch article right here


  • The Donegal Overcoat prices £792 plus VAT. 
  • In the mean time it’s completely accessible by way of Everlasting Fashion, on the webshop right here.
  • There are sizes from XS (chest 46, Non-public White measurement 2) as much as XXL.
  • Have an in depth have a look at the measurements under in the event you’re not sure of sizing, and if unsure examine them to a coat you already personal.
  • Nonetheless, the coat match is fairly customary, so taking your regular measurement is normally protected. 
  • I’m six foot tall and normally put on a measurement 50-chest jacket. I’m sporting a Medium.
  • As with all PS merchandise, there are free returns do you have to need to change sizes. Ships from the UK.


X-Small/2 Small/3 Medium/4 Giant/5 X-Giant/6 XX-Giant/7
Chest 50.5cm 53 56.5 60 63.5 67
Waist 52 54.5 58 61.5 65 68.5
Backside hem 58.5 61 64.5 68 71.5 75
Size 108.4 109 110 111 112 113
Sleeve 81 82 83 84 85 86
Cuff (width) 13.8 14.1 14.5 14.9 15.3 15.7

Images: Jamie Ferguson @jkf_man

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