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COAT SEASON IS THE NEW CUFFING SEASON

Coupling up with ‘the one’ coat for winter will probably be your most meaningful relationship this year. You need to get it right. Here, BURO.’s edit of the season’s best.

Heather Gwyther | 24.10.2019

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Singles! Cuffing season is upon us. That phenomenon of contemporary companionship in which we seek a semi-permanent mate for a winter of getting offended when they evidently CBA with you coming over and - if it’s of audible distance - running both taps before you go to the toilet.

The predecessor of Cuffing Season was, of course, Hot Girl Summer - full of sun, sex with multiple partners, and suspicions you ignored because you were having too much fun having sex with multiple partners.

While you probably spent Hot Girl Summer flitting between various Hunza G and Eres bikinis, Cuffing Season - to which Coat Season is the sartorial equivalent - requires commitment to one and one coat only. This is exactly the respite you need after the confusion of transeasonal dressing. Misery, after all, is your suede Manolo Blahnik Maysales being rained on after that weather app LITERALLY TOLD YOU it was going to be dry all day. (Much like how Hot Girl Summer immediately becomes unappealing once none of your suitors raise you to an actual date and loneliness sets in.)

At the risk of sounding like a bootleg Shirley Bassey, Coat season is basically the new and improved Cuffing Season because coats are forever - at least until next coat season. By this point, you would have been able to resell last year’s lover in contribution to whatever you have your eye on now. Annoyingly, you can’t do that with your human lovers. Never mind the risk of ending up a Cuffing Season casualty when your union doesn’t quite make it to Valentine’s Day and you’re left feeling rejected by someone who ‘isn’t even hot OR funny’.

Listen, we’re not insisting that love is dead and participation in cuffing season is futile but please start celebrating coat season: the Saks Potts you found on Vestiaire Collective will never ghost you.

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Saks Potts coat BURO

1/25

The One Who Hogs The Mirror

Saks Potts at Farfetch, £1615

Gabriela Hearst coat BURO

2/25

The Cuddler Who Pays For Everything

Gabriela Hearst at Net-a-Porter, £5850

Bottega Veneta coat BURO

3/25

The ‘Do I want to date you or be you?’ One

Bottega Veneta at Selfridges, £3095

The Row coat BURO

4/25

The Apparent Failsafe

The Row at Harrods, £8199

Prada coat BURO

6/25

The Enduring Love From Last Year

Prada at Net-a-Porter, £3430

Stand Studio coat BURO

8/25

The ‘Can a Leopard Ever Change its Spots?’

Stand Studio at Browns, £430

Issey Miyake coat BURO

9/25

The One Who Fixes Your Laptop

Pleats Please Issey Miyake at Matches, £1690

Acne Studios coat BURO

10/25

The One With A Surprising Amount of Depth

Acne Studios at Net-a-Porter, £900

Duran Lantink coat BURO

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THE INDECISIVE ONE 

Duran Lantink LK30 Patchwork Puffer Coat, £1,355 via browns fashion

Shrimps coat BURO

13/25

THE SQUARE WITH MANY SQUARE FRIENDS

shrimps estelle coat, £650

Raey Collarless Curly coat BURO

14/25

THE ONE WHO DIDN'T LEAVE YOUR BED FOR DAYS

Collarless curly shearling maxi coat, £1,500

COS Wool coat BURO

17/25

THE SARTORIAL AND EMOTIONAL MINIMALIST 

COS SQUARE-NECK WOOL COAT, £190

Ganni Wool coat BURO

18/25

THE ONE WITH SIMPLE TASTES

GANNI A-Line Wool Coat, £370, VIA LIBERTY

Victoria Beckham coat BURO

19/25

THE EMOTIONAL LABOURER 

VICTORIA BECKHAM Trench Coat, £1,200

Down Puffer coat BURO

20/25

THE ONE ACTUALLY COMFORTABLE WITH ITSELF

Down Puffer Trench Coat, £250

Larisa Belted wool coat BURO

21/25

THE ONE THAT PREFERS SPARKLING OVER STILL

Larisa belted wool-blend coat, £2,495

Coach Shearling coat BURO

22/25

THE ONE WHO SECRETLY JUST WANTS TO SPOON

COACH Shearling Coat, £1,700

Max Mara coat BURO

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THE ONe CONSTANTLY GOING ON ABOUT 'HUMP DAY'

MAX MARA Camel coat, £1,465

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