Vintage Inspiration Confirmation: The British Redcoat



Watch out band jacket, because the fashion forward boys and girls of the world are beginning to switch over to the British redcoat. As recently reported in Stylesight’s Vintage Expeditions: London Report, the redcoat has the fancifulness of the band jacket with the strength and stature of a military-issued garment. And while the band jacket may retain some band geek associations with it, the only associations the redcoat has with it is a conspicuous, butt-kicking military force that wasn’t afraid to be seen. This formidable lad was spotted outside the Dior Homme show in Paris; his crimson coat definitely made him the star in a sea of black. And when the world traveling fashion enthusiasts realize that the London Flea markets are rife with these jackets, I think we will be seeing a lot more. Let the band jacket v.s. British redcoat war begin.

redcoat2.jpgAbove: The British redcoat page from our own Vintage Expeditions: London Spring 09 report.  To view the full report go to:


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