Above you can watch a video made by Pierre Spies, a London Lounger, at the beautiful Pèrre Lachise, showcasing the LL’s 14~15oz shetland houndstooth tweed milled by the Lovat Mills made up in a sporty design (unfortunately, he didn’t share the coat’s handcraft provenance). As Pierre described in his tour du propriétaire, the odd coat has a 3 to 2.5 button configuration; notch lapels with a throat latch; crescent pockets; dual vents; and, an action back.
As we’ve already discussed, IMO, a garment’s real beauty isn’t on itself, although it can be admired on itself, but on how the wearer makes use of it. For example, Pierre explained to us how his coat’s features enhances his riding experience. The throat latch warrants more body protection against the elements, which is really important when you’re riding a motorcycle (unfortunately, he didn’t share which motorcycle he rides); the crescent pockets gives easy access to whatever he has on them while he is riding, a detail smartly inspired by hacking coats; and, the action back provides more comfort while reaching for the bike handlebars.
We do admire the coat’s handcraft and how unique the design features are, but it only becomes truly beautiful when we’re “wide awake” to how it improves the wearer’s live. And that’s the definition of effortless elegance to me.