This post comes to you from my sickbed, where, floored by a nasty virus, style has taken a duvet day. Fortunately, Charlotte Rampling has stepped in to provide a last-minute lesson in cool. Over at Paris Fashion Week, Rampling stole the show in a beautiful suede trench coat and sunglasses. Off-the-scale elegance has done me more good than a packet of paracetamol, and this is quite easily the chicest vision I’ve had all week.
Good quality suede doesn’t come cheap and can be a bugger to look after; but the odd torrential downpour doesn’t put us Brits off buying. After the success of their tan suede skirt (now back in stock, HERE), the M&S olive green suede trench coat had sold out before it even hit the stores. I’d recommend specialist treatment at the dry cleaner’s before wearing; using a spray protector is fine on a pair of shoes but when it’s a big expensive coat, take my advice and leave it to the experts. And there are some helpful tips on how to remove water stains HERE. Like leather, I think you just have to accept that suede is going to change as you wear it, and become more beautiful and lived-in with age.
Here are a few more bits and pieces in sumptuous suede: