John Simons

Holland & Sherry Cotton Gabardine Full Length Raincoat – Khaki


The John Simons overcoat is based upon a vintage Burberry model famously purchased and worn by our very own proprietor in 1961, whilst working as a window dresser for Cecil Gee on Charing Cross Road. With a seamless one-piece raglan sleeve, which flatters all shapes and sizes, our raincoat is the perfect combination of functionality and elegance. Furthermore, we have increased the length to bring its shape closer to the classic mid-century three quarter length coats prevalent within both Britain and the USA at the time. 

This particular model is produced in a classic khaki 100% natural cotton gabardine by Holland & Sherry. The fabric is 100% cotton, utilising the finest, long staple fibres, only found in the top 2% of the world’s crop. After gentle spinning and doubling, the yarn is woven into a very dense Oxford weave, using up to 30% more yarn than conventional fabrics.

The performance of these fabrics results from the properties of cotton fibres which expand when they come into contact with water. The combination of fibres, yarns and weave causes the expansion in a uniform manner. This allows the interstices within the fabric to close up, preventing the further passage of water. In addition to this, the fabric is impregnated with a high quality DWR system which enhances the fabrics water resistant properties. The fabric therefore provides excellent protection against the wind, rain, snow and cold.

In addition to the above, our Raincoat features:

  • 1950s A-Shape
  • One piece Raglan Sleeve
  • 100% Natural Waterproof Holland & Sherry Cotton Gabardine Outer
  • Weatherproof, Windproof, Breathable
  • Finest Cupro Satin lining
  • Selvyt cloth lined side pockets
  • Adjustable cuffs
  • Centre Vent
  • Full Length

We recommend the following sizing advice:

36″ – 38″ chest = Size Small

40″ – 42″ chest = Size Medium

42″ – 44″ chest = Size Large

46″ – 52″ chest = Size X Large

*Please note that the above sizing advice is not definitive and as such we recommend utilising our size chart and comparing against a similar garment.