One of our favorite rituals here on Coutorture is to pit the runway photos against the e-commerce deliveries and examine how the collection changes in our mind once the clothes hit the shelves. Rag & Bone, a brand that doesn't wow on the runway so much as it does on the retail floor or, in fact, on your body, is a perfect brand for our Deliveries feature. If you're in search of a heavy overcoat or military inspired blazer--look no more. If you like to keep it simple under such things, again, you're in the right place. We wouldn't call it basic so much as smart, tailored, and long-lasting and, interestingly, those adjectives don't translate on the runway as well as they do in your shopping bag. In any case, to see the Fall 08 Rag & Bone runway collection, click here. Just don't forget to check it out online, or in the stores, for a second opinion.
Our network partner, Pretty Legit, gave a shoutout to one of our most favorite vintage finds: the marching band jacket. A structured vintage coat, whether it's a military jacket or other kind of wild costumery, always gets us going. What we like most about Pretty Legit's shoutout, to a fashionista wearing the marching band jacket, are the tails on this particular coat. If this tailoring is what you seek, picking up a vintage version is easy enough. Every tuxedo store in town should have this style of coat, and it shouldn't cost you more than $150 (especially if you can sneak yourself into a boy's version!). If it's the structure and lapel details that get you going, check out our spread of some options, below. Either way, a structured, tight-fitting wool coat is always a smart wardrobe staple, as our educated network partner, Pretty Legit, points out.