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Style – Seven striking Fisherman Coats for landlubbers – H&M, Stutterheim, Jack Wills and more

By Stefano on February 8th, 2013

Who would have thought that Captain Birds Eye would ever be a style role model. Well not quite but fisherman coats and jackets, which started appearing in the ranges of high end brands last year have landed on the (virtual) high street and are here to stay for 2013.

I guess many of these coats are being bought by outdoor types who want to look both sensible and smart, but even if your idea of great outdoors adventure is a trip round the park with the dog you’ll still looks fine in them.

The jackets we have rounded up are split between heavyweight coats designed to withstand the very worst that the North Sea (they are Scandi influenced) can thrown at them and more lightweight numbers that you can team up with deck shoes and shorts.

FCUK Delta Waxed Wolf Hood Jacket £165

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This lightweight 100% cotton jacket is more of a summer coat than a winter warmer. It'll look great with deck shoes and smart shorts. FCUK

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Stutterheim brings Swedish old school raincoats to the UK

By Stefano on December 11th, 2012

I am not sure about those grimmest winter in 100 years predictions but the weather is bound to take a turn for the worse in the coming weeks and get colder and damper .

So now is probably a really good time to invest in a raincoat that comes from a place where they know all about harsh climates. The Stockholm coat comes from a Swedish company Stutterheim who have just started shipping across most of the globe.

The Stutterheim range is the brainchild of one Alexander Stutterheim who takes his inspiration from his grandfather, a keen fisherman who went out in all weathers.

‘I discovered his old rain coat in an abandoned barn. In that moment, old memories struck me and I instantly wanted to wear his coat. It was both stunningly cool and very practical too (although big as a tent). Carefully, I brought it back home to my kitchen and imagined it in an updated, contemporary version. A homage to my granddad, and the quest for life.

After my discovery, I went out to buy a piece of oilcloth. I put it on the kitchen floor and cut out a design using the old coat as a pattern. I showed the sample to a couple of friends. And after some improvement, there it was – the 60‘s raincoat from the archipelago, updated to fit the modern man.’

Stutterheim now offers a range of coats all hand made in Sweden, with the most expensive being the £750 Avrid (above), a version of Alexander’s grandfather’s old city coat which is made from heavy duty, waxed cotton fabric and has a cotton lining.

At the other end of the scale is the £158 Stockholm Bla (blue) (below) and features double welded seams on a cotton fabric which you keep warm by using the snap closures and drawstrings.

Maybe it is not something you’d wander round too many English cities wearing, but it is perfect for days out when you have a choppy, wistful sea as a backdrop.

Btw check out the Stutterheim website for some great pics and an interesting taken on why Sweden has produced so many great melancholics – August Strindberg, Ingmar Bergman, First Aid Kit.

They also have a pop up store on Redchurch Street in Shoreditch coming next week.

Don’t forget our Nordic fashion special here.

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