Lewis of London

Traditional Wool Overcoats

The original and classic business overcoat is named after the Earl of Chesterfield, it was invented in the mid 19th century. It was the beginning of the coat as we know it today. Its style has never changed, generally knee length. Slightly shorter to give a more contemporary look, longer to achieve elegance. Usually in a grey or navy the coat is both traditional and timeless. The contrasting top collar completes the look.

Chester and Covert

The sports brother of Chesterfield, its history, is firmly rooted in the hunts of the late 19th century.

Tailored from Covert cloth, this heavy tweed would traditionally range from light green to tan brown but more contemporary are Navy and Grey. The covert coat is easily recognisable with the stitch detail of the cuff and hem.


The Ulster coat was made popular in the Victorian period, originally with a cap that was a heavy coat typically in tweed.

The Ulster is traditionally a knee length. A double breasted coat with a notch lapel complete with patch pockets with a flap and a half belt.

A robust and heavy duty overcoat well suited for cold winters.

The Ulster Coat

The Pea Coat is believed to have originated from within the Navy.

Its style can vary but the traditional look is characterised by its short length, broad lapels, double breasted front, buttons under the collar and slanted side pockets.

With a warm quilted lining, the Pea Coat provides protection even in the roughest seas!

The Pea Coat

The Raincoat

The Raincoat or Balmacaan, known by many names this overcoat has changed style many times.

We have developed our own interpretation of this must-have garment with simple lines and timeless elegance.

The Deconstructed Coat

On overcoat styled to be simple but elegant. No shoulder pads or lining. Perfect for Spring through to Autumn. Look smart and feel casual.

Coat Fabrics

A small selection of coatings from our thoroughly recommended clothiers Dugdale Bros & Co. These classic styles in various traditional coating weights offer many options for the essential winter wardrobe. If you have another colour or pattern in mind, please email your requests to deborah@lewisoflondon.com and we'll do the rest. Waterproof fabrics for raincoats are now in stock.