From the trenches to railways to luxury fashion, Mackintosh has become an international success through designing a waterproof coat like none-other – which is why we believe that this year, Mackintosh is the gift that keeps on giving.
A mac is, of course, a coat we’re all familiar with – it’s a classic style with a fabulously British heritage (read: it's waterproof). But what do you know about the brand that the phrase mac was coined after? It’s time to discover more about the 200-year old Scottish brand and how they continue to remain current today.
The Mackintosh Coat
Why do we think that a Mac is a perfect gift? Not only are these coats made with remarkable craftsmanship and being totally waterproof are a sensible option for our wonderful British weather - but a Mac is also a perfect all-rounder option. Mackintosh coats - and in fact the entire ready to wear collection – are designed with sophistication; they have held onto their minimalist designs and continue to feel contemporary. Mackintosh designs are timeless, coats that you can continue to work into your wardrobe for a lifestyle – and let's face it, living in the UK, you can wear it for most of the year.
Glencheck Storm System Wool Short Coat GM-002F40 42 46 48More details
Grape Leaf Bonded Cotton Short Coat GR-002D34 36 38 40 42 44 46 48More details
Kelp Bonded Cotton Short Coat GR-002D36 38 40 44 46 48More details
Ink Bonded Cotton 3/4 Coat GR-001D136 38 40 42 44 48More details
Cotton Storm System Hooded Coat34 36 38 42 44 46More details
Beige Reversible Cotton & Wool Overcoat GM-11234 38 40 42 44More details
Bonded Wool Fly-Fronted Trench Coat LR-06110 12 14More details
Bonded Cotton Hooded Coat LR-021D6 8 10 12 14 16More details
Bronze Bonded Cotton Coat LR-020D8 10 12More details
Beige Poodle Tweed Coat LM-081F10More details
Tea Rose Bonded Cotton Coat LR-020D6 12More details
Khaki Bonded Cotton Trench Coat LR-022D10 12 14More details
Thanks to the more traditional styles where detailing has been kept to a minimum, the classic-coloured coats make a real impact but the designs also allow the freedom to explore different prints, such as the check or camo above.
What else are you ready to wear?
Have you also fallen in love with how Mackintosh have pulled together simplicity and edginess in their designs and looking for more? The classic designs have a contemporary feel through some bold choices of colour which includes a punchy red and range of blue/khaki mixes. Below are my favourite pieces, also on my Christmas wishlist!
Honey Cotton Wide Leg Trousers6 8 10More details
Washed Denim Skirt24 25 26 27 28More details
Classic plain shirtS M L XLMore details
Cotton Shirt GMS-004S M L XLMore details
0003 & Orange Cotton Blend V-Neck SweaterS M LMore details
Leather Crossover Bag ACC-015One SizeMore details
Kate Bonded Cotton Dress10More details
SLAM JAM Wool Roundneck Military SweaterS M L XLMore details
Royal Stewart Wool & Cashmere Scarf ACC-19One SizeMore details
Leather Jacket GL-00242 44 46More details
Leather 0003 Bowling BagOne SizeMore details
Tricker's x 0002 Chelsea Boots3 4 5 6More details
Dark Navy x White Silk ScarfOne SizeMore details
With Christmas fast approaching, what more are you waiting for? Give the pefect gift this Christmas with a lil' help from Mackintosh!