The great Theresa May jacket hunt


I have lots of emails, messages and tweets asking me about Theresa May's collection of jackets. Many have been in the Prime Minister's wardrobe for a while, whilst others are new additions and have been particularly tricky to identify! 

But, the waiting to identify two of Theresa May's most recent jackets has come to an end.

The first, a bubblegum pink cocoon coat was first debuted by May on her trade mission to Qatar and Saudi Arabia earlier this year.

This striking coat is by Harris Wharf London. The British outerwear design house is based in the Islington area of London, and makes a beautiful array of classic formalwear from a variety of felted wools and cashmeres. All in bold and bright colours, we can see why May gravitates towards this modern take on classic tailoring.

And the second jacket is perhaps the one I have been most regularly emailed about. The eye catching navy and white, almost tie dye pattern was one of my favourites on the General Election campaign trail. The jacquard design is by the Italian brand Peserico, a company well known for beautiful tailoring in high quality fabrics. Synonymous with elegance and sophistication, the metal tag on the garment's right hand sleeve is an indicator of attention to design detail.

As it turns out, May owns a fair few items from Peserico. Her almost neon white blazer worn on Election Day and to the State Visit of the King of Spain are two recent occasions where the PM turned to Peserico. 

May also has a few other Peserico jackets stashed in her wardrobe, including this oatmeal version that she has worn many times.

One mystery is solved- and now onto the next set of pieces to identify in the Prime Minister's wardrobe!
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