Tweed and tailoring

One very smart black velvet-collared Austin Reed coat, £10: a surprise find at the car boot sale at Sayers Common, not usually a source of such quality items. It’s very much like a traditional riding jacket, only longer and with a touch of Teddy boy, and though it looks masculine it is indeed a woman’s, and subtly tailored – to my shape, almost perfectly. I think this might be a classic that I’ll keep long-term. The green Irish tweed jacket, on the other hand, is a passing whim (justifiable at 50p). It’s got a nice ’50s shape to it, bracelet-length sleeves and three fat covered buttons; I’m debating whether to cut off the silly fringing round the pockets.

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