It's a fashion world dictum that every year a once derided piece of clothing is brought back to life by some harebrained designer. This time it's the turn of the poncho. Yes the poncho. And the surprising thing? it works...Sort of.
Oftentimes the attempted revival just doesn't wash. Some trends however, require a little patience. Once the sole preserve of edgy fashion designers, even the traditional types at Woolrich Woolen Mills are trying their hands at the poncho. This season the younger designers are having a stab. Scandinavian brand Soulland, have produced a grown-up version, which won't make you feel like you've been rummaging around in Clint Eastwood's wardrobe.
Though it's a while way from being acceptable pub attire, don't be surprised if you find yourself donning a poncho at some point next winter.
Words by Jason Dike