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The Stat Sheet: Billy Reid Heirloom Lafayette Coat

  • Najib Benouar

We’re heading into the wintry deep and you’re going to need an overcoat ready to ward off any bone-chilling cold snaps headed your way. Preferably, something trimmed with animal fur.

This charcoal-green Lafayette Coat from Billy Reid Heirloom—his recently unveiled luxury line—should do the trick. Here’s what else you need to know.

The Story: Billy Reid has been applying his Southern dandyism to spectacular effect over the past few years (he’s got the accolades to prove it). And he’s recently unveiled his Heirloom collection, which promises to represent “the highest level of American craftsmanship.” We believe him.

Who to Channel: Sean Connery in The Hunt for Red October; the villain in a Dick Tracy movie; Joe Namath on the sideline.

When to Wear It: When the temperature has dropped below “hell freezing over”; on trips to the Russian countryside.

Degree of Difficulty: High and low. The fur collar is a statement, for sure, but it’s also removable, leaving you with a pretty classic winter coat. Add the high-degree-of-difficulty fur collar when you’re looking for some extra intimidation factor or heading to Studio 54 in the year 1975.

Let Broadway Joe show you how it's done: