The Rider's Raincoat


A deceptively simple, modern raincoat. With the brief from readers to create a single-breasted raincoat that could be worn with everything from a suit to a T-shirt, Simon decided to bring back one of his favourite ever designs from Drake's. 

The material of the coat is a super-compact cotton twill, from an Italian mill that specialises in technical outerwear. It is highly water-resistant (as Simon says in the launch post, good for everything part from actual sport) and softens over time, much like a tough pair of workwear chinos. 

The colour was picked specifically to feel contemporary (with perhaps a little 80s Armani influence) and work with a full range of readers’ outfits, from smart to casual, brown shoes and black. 

The fit is a classic A-line, making it easy and comfortable to throw on over a variety of outfits, tailoring and tees and knits. But its belt gives it as much shape as the wearer requires, creating a personal silhouette.

As Simon says "I’ve watched so many guys try on raincoats and think they’re too big in the body. The whole point of a belted raincoat is to cinch. It’s big in the body so it fits over everything, but most people don’t want that shape - so belt it around the front in the traditional way, or cinch at the back with a simple knot."

The coat is packed with details, from the closely stitched belt to the double pockets, and a hidden phone pocket under the fly front. It has real character and personality, but all from the most practical design elements. 

Read the full article here for all details.

Product information:

  • Outer material 100% ultra-dense cotton twill 
  • Tattersall lining in 100% cotton heavy shirting cloth
  • Corduroy lining on collar and cuffs
  • Sold-brass belt buckle 
  • Dark-brown horn buttons
  • Removable throat latch
  • ‘Pass through’ double hip pockets
  • Phone pocket in the fly front
  • Made in Italy


  • Simon is wearing a Medium/38 (UK chest size, 48 European)
  • He could also wear a 40 (it would just be a little more cinched in body)
  • We recommend looking at the chest size and comparing to a raincoat you own (more than the shoulders or waist) 

Size chart

X-Small (34) Small (36) Medium (38) Large (40) X-Large (42) XX-Large (44)
Chest  56cm 58.5 61 63.5 66 68.5
Shoulder width 45.6 46.8 48 49.2 50.4 51.6
Hem width 76 78.5 81 83.5 86 88.5
Centre back length 116.5 117.5 118.5 119.5 120.5 121.5
Sleeve length 63.2 64.1 65 65.9 66.8 67.7

Note: As with most garments, tolerance is around 1cm. Including measurements to the nearest millimetre does mean greater accuracy


  • Not an easy coat to alter, or one you’d want to change the style of much, but some changes are possible:
  • Body can be shortened by a good tailor, but not lengthened (though given the length, hopefully not required by many)
  • Sleeves cannot be lengthened, but could be shortened (same restrictions as with other coats with wrist straps: can only shorten a bit or would need to remove strap)
  • Body can be slimmed through the side seams, but again wouldn’t recommend as would change the style, and you can cinch as much as you want with the belt