When seeking a genuinely versatile piece, simplicity is key. A knitted but lightweight coat, the Milano for instance, is just such a piece. In navy with a white shirt and jeans it is one look, perfect for dashing around town. The same coat teamed with a dress or in nude would surely be perfect for more dressed up events. On a chilly evening wear it to drink and eat out of doors. But also think of it as an indoor coat too, one that we never feel the need to check, in a restaurant or theatre. Have a look at the summer tweed coats too, they are available in red or in navy, and both are in exquisite materials with unexpected details. The English tweed is incredibly light; these coats are smart and contemporary. Coats that do duty for smart or casual occasions, is so much more modern than having a coat for best that may languish in our closets. The silky trench coat is now available in a floor sweeping style in a selection of colours, what a great evening piece. The classic trench in its two different lengths is a natural as an all year rounder. These coats are an example of how pieces no longer neatly fit into summer and winter boxes. Summer and winter are buffered by season-unspecific pieces. Mid-weight, knitted or with stretch, they are wearable in any climate and available all year. Our client wants to match the social season and the weather. And we know it can be cold, even in May and June.