There are no men’s jackets in the world that compare with the classic outerwear line of Italian wool merchant Loro Piana.
As I contemplated this post a prominent entrepreneur called. “Oh yes,” he said salaciously. “Wearing one is like sex on your shoulders.”
At luxury retailer Harry Rosen a few years ago, I dared to try one on. The New Anytime model I fashioned myself in was out of my price range at $5000, but I thought about it.
Years later, despite the fact that the sun is out and it’s almost Summer, I’m still thinking about it. I’ve tried on a hundred coats since and I can’t bring myself to buy any of them. Nothing compares.
At €2125, the Winter Voyager presents the entry level; still a marvellous jacket:
With our compliments to Loro Piana, the gold standard in men’s coats, for providing motivation and a reward for our risk taking.
Photos: Loro Piana