A source of inspiration, for the design team each season, is the long heritage of Cordings. We are blessed to still have an archive of Cordings old adverts, some from the Victorian era, which show early outerwear pieces, including an depiction of the Covert Coat.
In our modern era, with the luxury of enclosed transport it is hard to appreciate how essential properly weather proof garments were. Early versions of rubberised coats, which were completely waterproof, revolutionised outerwear, and it is heartening to know that the techniques used in these garments, and the characteristic design elements are still visible in Cordings outerwear collection today.
Here is a selection of Cordings early adverts, extolling the virtues of waterproof goods!