The Wardrobe Essential

The Wool Mac

The weather's taken a turn for the worse. It's time to bring out the big guns in the coat department.


It's cold out. Really cold out. So cold that your regular blazer/light jacket combo won't save you from frostbite. And, whilst other winter coats are fine and dandy, there's a suaveness to a wool mac that can't be replicated elsewhere.

We've all heard that Woody Allen line about pizza being like sex (even when it's bad it's still pretty good) and it's the same with the wool mac. At their best they can make anyone look like Jean-Paul Belmondo, at their worst, you'll still look ready for the office or the bar.

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Obviously things have changed since the fifties in terms of fit, so it's probably best to avoid trawling vintage stores for a moth-bitten version. Instead of an old oversized version, get one brand new to get the best in fit and quality. We've picked two of the best wool macs out there to get you doing your best Belmondo impression.



The original creators of the rubberised mackintosh coat, the brand has long since expanded into wool versions suitable for the cold winter months. The Dunkeld is a firm favourite of the label, coming in navy and made from a wool and cashmere that'll add a touch of luxury to any wardrobe.

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SEH Kelly

The relative newcomers on the block, SEH Kelly is a brand we've championed for a while. Making everything locally in the UK, the brand have taken their years spent on Saville Row and applied it to clothing that work in the everyday rather than just the office. This herringbone wool mac is made in the UK and, more importantly, perfectly suited for a Belmondo impression.

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