The overcoat is a very versatile garment that is considered key in any urban man’s wardrobe. When it comes to the jacket, people have increasingly adapted a softer more Neapolitan look. We are wondering: is this something that will become consensus also for the overcoat?
For Atelier Saman Amel the initial idea has always been to do tailoring in a way that is not restrictive. Making garments that works together with the body of the wearer in order for him to feel comfortable while at the same time looking effortlessly elegant. This implies a jacket with a soft construction and a naturally rounded shoulder with minimal to no padding.
Around town in Stockholm you see that the general tailored silhouette is softening. This makes us glad, of course. However, as soon as the weather turns colder and people start bringing out their overcoats it’s like we are back at square one. The boxy silhouette of the overcoats is covering up the soft jacket beneath; which is a shame.
Our idea of the overcoat is that it ought to act as an extension of the jacket beneath. It should work the same way as the jacket, using the same type of aesthetic appeal. For example, a softer jacket has a less stiff impression. This makes you feel less stiff yourself and it gives you freedom to play with the garments. Maybe you want to sport the jacket of the suit with a pair of slacks and some knitwear? We argue that the same should go for the overcoat. Make it comfortable and increase it’s area of usage by having fun with it.
Learn more about the overcoat su misura process here. Having any reflections of your own concerning the overcoat? Send us an email and share it at email@example.com.