I spotted my friend Sally in this coat yesterday and thought what a fab coat. Simply had to tell her that I liked the coat to which she promptly blurted out that it was from Marks and Spencer. I was quickly reminded of the news a few weeks ago which reported that clothing retail sales from M&S had declined while sales at Primark was booming urging me to write a blog post on Quality vs Quantity Fashion. I said to her that one Primark shopper interviewed about their preference for shopping there remarked that Marks and Spencer was for "ole birds". We both had a good laugh and resolved that we both must be old birds then as I have several coats in my wardrobe from M&S as well.
I have to say that the online picture of this checked wool coat really doesn't do it justice and I would not normally go for a grey coat but the subtle burgundy colours in this woollen coat really lifts the coat and I simply love the furry texture of the outside - lovely to look at and gorgeous to the touch. Because the sleeves does not reach as far down to the wrist you can team with a roll neck long sleeve in burgundy which just picks up on the coat's colours. In fact Sally wore hers with a burgundy layer and a grey felt hat. Most important to me and as I said to Sally, "I'm sure that I'll be seeing you in this coat for many winters to come".