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Vintage coats to have this fall/winter

From the timeless camel coat to the duffel coat also proposed by Prada for FW23

Vintage coats to have this fall/winter From the timeless camel coat to the duffel coat also proposed by Prada for FW23

It seems that the first women's coat originated as a variant of the men's coat and dates back to a time in the late 17th and early 18th centuries when it was worn on horseback rides. It dates back to the 18th century, when it was worn on horseback rides. Since then, it has often changed its shape, length, material and details, but is still a must-have in our wardrobe. While it used to be worn only on special occasions, today, as an accomplice of street style and celebrities, it is worn at any time and with any outfit, from trainers to boots, from dungarees to jeans, from mini dresses to longuettes. There are timeless classics like the camel-coloured or black coat that we all have in our wardrobe, but there is a model for every style need. The most beautiful ones are the ones passed down from grandmothers and mothers. If you're not so lucky, you can look in the vintage section, where real treasures are hidden that can enhance our look in the colder months.

G-club has selected 10 vintage coats that you should wear this autumn/winter.

Afghan Coat 

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Origin: This type of coat made of karakul leather, embroidered with geometric and floral patterns, comes from the province of Ghazni, located between Kabul and Kandahar, where it has been worn since the 1920s to withstand the winter frost. Fascinated by its elegance, Western travellers began buying it as early as the 1950s, but it only became a style phenomenon in the following decade when Craig Sams, a young American travelling through Afghanistan, began importing it to London and selling it in the city's coolest boutiques, where it was snapped up by young hippies and stars such as the Beatles and Jimi Hendrix. Since the early 2000s, the afghan coat has also been called the Penny Lane, after the protagonist of Almost Famous, the groupie played by Kate Hudson, who wears it in several scenes of the film.

Celebrities and brands: If in the past legends such as Janis Joplin, the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, David Bowie and the Rolling Stones wore the Afghan coat, for some years now it has been one of the favourite outerwear of Britney Spears, Dua Lipa, Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid, Olivia Rodrigo, Florence Welch and Suki Waterhouese.


Origin: Its roots lie in the 19th century in Tyrol and the Dolomites. The name Loden means something like "bale of wool" or "coarse fabric" and refers to the special material from which the coat is made: Shepherds wove the wool from Tyrolean sheep before subjecting it to a very long process that made it durable and waterproof. The coat only became popular in the 19th century after the Moessmer factory produced a white coat for Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria, who made the coat the favoured fabric for hunting trips by the Austro-Hungarian nobility. From then on, it became the forest green colour (18-0422 TCX or Loden Green on the Pantone website) precisely because it was perfect for hunting trips in the green Austrian countryside. Worn by shepherds and aristocrats, it became the iconic outerwear of intellectuals and radical chic in the 1960s, who favoured its once slightly elongated collar, comfortable fit, vertical leather-covered buttons and fabric so hard-wearing that it always looks perfect.

Celebrities and brands: In the past, Rudolf Nureyev, Brigitte Bardot, Elizabeth Taylor, Audrey Hepburn and Lady Diana loved it, as did every other member of the British royal family. Today, celebrities and influencers have yet to rediscover its fashion potential, but we're sure they will soon, like Miuccia Prada, who featured it in Miu Miu's FW23 collection.


Origins: The classic frog coat, originally a military garment for men, was named after the British General Bernard Law Montgomery, the victor of the Battle of El Alamein, who often wore it over his uniform. At the end of the Second World War, surplus patterns were put up for sale and bought mainly by young high school and university students in the late 1940s and early 1950s, becoming a kind of uniform for the Beat Generation. Over time, it became a unisex wardrobe classic, loved by schoolgirls and the indie sleaze aesthetic alike.

Celebrities and brands: Alexa Chung, Taylor Swift, Cara Delevingne, Paddington Bear and Royal Navy officers from the Second World War all have the Montgomery in common. The Montgomery was frowned upon for years because it was considered too chic and too schoolgirlish, but thanks to Prada, which included it in its FW23 collection, it is back in fashion.

Corduroy coat 

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Origins: The corduroy we know today originated in 19th century Manchester, where it was ideal for industrial clothing due to its durability. For this reason, corduroy is also known as "Manchester" in some parts of Europe. It is quickly used as part of military uniforms and school uniforms. It experienced its greatest popularity in the 1960s and 1970s when it was rejected for trousers, jackets and coats by anti-establishment protesters and students.

Celebrities and brands: Fans of corduroy jackets and coats include Wes Anderson, Kaia Gerber, Hailey Bieber, Gigi Hadid, Adwoa Aboah and Katie Holmes, but we're sure the number will rise thanks to Miu Miu, which offered midi coats in corduroy for FW23.

Robe coat

@ashowens_ snug as a bug @Friends with Frank original sound - Ash Owens

Origins: The first coat appeared in France in the early 1800s. It appeared in France at the end of the 18th century. It was called a douillette and had a soft robe silhouette while being made of silk and padded on the inside. In the following centuries, the shape and materials evolved and new details were added, but the robe coat, which was fastened with a simple belt, remained popular and became a classic in the wardrobes of men and women.

Celebrities and brands: Wearing a dressing gown, especially in classic black, grey or camel, makes you feel chic and comfortable. Selena Gomez, Angelina Jolie, Emily Ratajkowski, JLo and Kendall Jenner also know this and often choose it for their winter looks.

Camel Coat

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Origins: The camel coat is said to have been brought onto the market at the beginning of the 20th century by an English brand called Jaeger, which specialised in the use of fine woollen fabrics. As the name suggests, the camel coat was originally made from camel hair wool. The first to wear it were gentlemen of high society, but since film divas such as Marlene Dietrich and Greta Garbo fell in love with it in the 1940s, the camel coat became a unisex garment.


Celebrities and brands: The most coveted is still Max Mara's, but almost every brand has offered at least one over the years. Today, as in the 1900s, it's a classic that can be worn for any occasion. If you're looking for styling inspiration, check out how Angelina Jolie, Katie Holmes, Victoria Beckham, Chiara Ferragni, Margot Robbie and other celebrities wear it.

Teddy Coat

Origins: The teddy coat was invented around 1900 as a purely male garment. It was designed for motorists, who at the time wore fur models to protect themselves from the cold during the first open-air races. In the 1920s, it was given the name teddy fur coat because it was reminiscent of a warm and very soft teddy bear that had only recently come onto the market. It soon became a status symbol for film stars thanks to the movies, especially at the end of the Second World War, when it began to embody the rebellious and dandyish spirit of the 1960s. Since then, it has been associated with original, unconventional personalities, until Max Mara relaunched it in 2013, inspired by an oversized camel-coloured model that the brand had produced in the 1980s.


Celebrities and the brand: from Charlie Chaplin to Salvador Dali and Mick Jagger, who was photographed in a dark brown teddy coat in 1966, this cosy coat became a must-have for celebrities. It still is today, especially for Max Mara. Among the famous names who wear it every winter are Hailey Bieber, Elsa Hosk, Selena Gomez, Jennifer Lawrence and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.

Peacoat or Caban

@isabellealessia Cozy Sunday ootd

Origins: The caban has an ancient history dating back to the 18th century when northern European fishermen, especially Bretons, wore it to protect themselves from the cold of long days away from home. As with many coats, it was a purely male garment. Over the years, it became unisex. The most popular coat? The iconic coat in the classic navy blue colour.


Celebrities and brands: The classic caban has been spotted on the FW23 catwalks of Dundas, Dior, Stella McCartney, Miu Miu and many other brands. French women and celebrities such as Keira Knightley, Katie Holmes, Sofia Coppola, Alexa Chung, Emma Watson and Anne Hathaway have worn it time and time again.

Maxi black coat

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Origins: The black coat is perhaps even older than the camel hair coat. In any case, it has always been a classic in the wardrobe, worn in different styles depending on the fashion trend. The extra-long version probably has military origins and enjoyed great popularity in the 1960s in combination with mini skirts and high boots and in the 1980s in the wrap silhouette with broad shoulders. Even today, the black maxi coat is still very popular with celebrities and brands.


Celebrities and brands: In recent seasons, the black maxi coat with XXL lengths has been back in the spotlight. We have seen it at Balenciaga, Givenchy, Gucci, Prada and Dries Van Noten. It also features in the wardrobes of celebrities such as Hailey Bieber, Angelina Jolie, Anne Hathaway, Victoria Beckham and Emily Ratajkowski.


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Origin: In ancient cultures, the cloak was the most important item of clothing, protecting against the cold and symbolising wealth. This is where the modern cloak or cape comes from, which always brings to mind the fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen. First reworked by Paul Poiret, Madeleine Vionnet and Elsa Schiaparelli, it has seen many more seasons, created by iconic designers and brands such as Dior, Balenciaga, Lanvin, Saint Laurent and Balmain. It was popular as a folk element in the 1960s and made a comeback in the early 2000s thanks to the preppy style of the Gossip Girl protagonists, which continues to this day.

Celebrities and brands: Chanel, Michael Kors, Coperni, Chloé and many other brands showed it on the catwalks of FW23. Celebrities who frequently wear capes and cloaks include Taylor Swift, Lily Collins, Victoria Beckham, Vanessa Hudgens and Kate Moss.

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