The terrible coat

I think I need a new coat. I say “think” because it’s not like I’m currently suffering from a shortage of coats. There’s the classic cream mac (slightly stained, of course, because fashion’s idea of a wearable neutral shade is conjured up in a world never spattered with mud or smeared by a messy child’s face). There’s the lightweight khaki parka (an excellent coat for all those times when you need an outer layer that isn’t actually waterproof or very warm). And there’s the terrible coat. Continue reading