To prepare myself for pay day, I stocked up on the glossies and trawled the internet for inspiration. However, I found it hard to see past the endless articles and mood boards of shearling leathers and capes (in camel, of course!) Both perfectly nice styles, don't get me wrong - but not the most practical of coats for our notoriously harsh weather.
Which brings me to the star of this post, the duffle! Timeless, stylish and as cosy as can be. To me, the duffle coat sums up British winters. Wrapped up warm, trudging though rain, sleet and snow, the duffle will see you through the darkest of days.
It has a quintessential English charm, thanks on the most part to it's most famous fan, Paddington Bear.
Effortlessly chic, no?
Get the look at Urban Outfitters...
For non-Paddington fans, the best of the rest.
So, it'll come as no surprise to find I'll be opting for a duffle this year, what kind of coat do you have your eye on?