Yes, Banana Republic. The land of overpriced, under-styled apparel has come out with two pieces that (while still overpriced) would be fine additions to my wardrobe. First up is this plaid double-breasted overcoat. The vertical stripes are rather subtle, which I really like because the more prominent stripes (like rugby stripes) have a rustic, sporty appeal.
When I see the coat from behind I think of Gangs of New York instead, of course without the dandy frills and top hat.
Marled wool. Shawl collar. Toggle closure. Yes, please.
What's your favorite piece from a brand you don't normally shop?