John Simons

The Full Length Modernist Overcoat Harris Tweed


The JSA 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 overcoat is the perfect combination of functionality and elegance.

This particular model is produced in a beautiful Harris Tweed fabric with striking three-colour houndstooth check. Harris Tweed is a handwoven cloth produced by local makers in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland since 1846, and is constructed from 100% Virgin Wool. Moreover, Harris Tweed was a much sought after fabric by American makers during the Ivy League Boom years, who valued the prestige brought about by utilising traditional British mills and fabrics. Eagle-eyed customers may note the similarities between this coat and that worn by John himself on the front cover of the John Simons: A Modernist DVD. In fact, this original vintage garment served as direct inspiration behind our exquisite new overcoat. 

This iteration is knee length but has the same A-line shape as the shorter variant.

In addition to the above, our overcoat features:

  • 1950’s A-Shape
  • One piece Raglan Sleeve
  • 100% Harris Tweed wool outer
  • Finest Cupro Satin lining
  • Selvyt cloth lined side pockets
  • Adjustable cuffs
  • Centre Vent
  • Made in London

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.