This is Helmut’s classic tailoring in the most elegant 90% wool 10% cashmere blend fabric. It is tightly woven for a dense, protective handfeel yet flows amazingly in motion. Boxed shoulder construction (shoulder seams on the front, raglan sleeves on the back) gives the piece a refined round shape when worn. It has a silky lining that slips onto the body with ease, a total pleasure to wear from the moment you don it.
A bit on ‘perfect coats,’ which I think this piece can definitely be described as:
The perfect coat is defined by an abstract criteria that extends beyond its looks. It keeps a wearer warm, it acts as a shield against the elements and also, as Yohji Yamamoto has said, “against the unwanted eyes of others.” A perfect coat provides social presence or invisibility, whichever you prefer in whatever situation. It produces a sense of confidence and security in its protection.
Your perfect coat serves you, it operates in unison with your body, becoming an artificial skin with which you better mediate the social and physical spaces surrounding you wherever you go.
Made in Italy 9.5/10 Condition with no signs of wear