Friday, March 22, 2013

On the Street…..Old School Loden, Paris

Remember there other day when I told you how cool it was to see Gianluca wearing his old school Loden coa(or this guy)? Well it seems the young ladies are now getting into the act. Apparently there is even a fashion version now!   


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  1. Laura

    March 22, 2013 at 9:16 am

    Beautiful coat, love the detail on the back!


    March 22, 2013 at 9:18 am

    Old School Coat is back in Tokyo too!! Nice to see it in Paris too!

  3. Reptilia

    March 22, 2013 at 9:22 am

    Great looks! Love the last outfit!


  4. simbarashe

    March 22, 2013 at 9:24 am

    Cool find. this coats straight edge feel is totally altered with that back cut and seem. And the chipped blue background in the first shot is a fantastic framing and time/place shot.

  5. Gian Luca M

    March 22, 2013 at 9:25 am

    …elegant…very nice

    Gian Luca M


    March 22, 2013 at 9:28 am

    these classic coats are so beautiful, they are perfects for every winter!!!

  7. Libbynan

    March 22, 2013 at 9:30 am

    I am not sure of your definition of loden. When I was growing up, loden was a fabric….. a densely woven, heavy wool that was nearly impervious to moisture and was developed for military usage. It was either a dark olive green, a dark grey-brown ,or blue-black and you could only get it at army/navy stores. I wore a coat of it all the way through college that my mother had shortened for me from one of my dad’s uniforms. You seem to be referring to a style of coat which has no meaning to me at all. I never heard of a loden “style.”

    • The Sartorialist

      March 22, 2013 at 9:35 am

      you’re right “olden” is the fabric but this coat model is version I see most often. Whenever i talk to friends and mention a olden coat we all seem to understand the model we are referring to. Of course the fabric can come in any model but this seems to be the most popular by far.

      • The Sartorialist

        March 22, 2013 at 9:36 am

        oops “loden” but “olden” seems like a good option

        • Brizz

          March 22, 2013 at 11:08 am

          You totally got me with the Olden Style, Mr. Schuhman.

        • lamassu

          March 22, 2013 at 12:31 pm

          loden was not developed for military unsage, it has been worn here in the mountains of tirol for generations because it protected people from getting wet + cold + most important- we had the sheeps ourselves, no need to buy something (money was scarce)
          + the real loden-coats had holes in the armpit, for circulation

          i like your blog so much, thank you for it

          • Libbynan

            March 23, 2013 at 7:13 am

            Thank you for the history lesson. As a history major, I should have known better than to allow the military to take credit to which they were not entitled. As an “army brat,” I claim brain-washing! Also, I thank you Scott, for clearing up my confusion about style. The coat I wore had two flat pleats in both front and back and oversize armholes. I can only assume this was for wearing it over a uniform. It was the best coat I ever owned and I wore it til it was threadbare and then made cushions and a tote bag from it.

        • morenike

          March 22, 2013 at 1:33 pm

          This is awesome, because now after 1 hour of google and wikipedia detours, I have learned about Loden and Tyrol ;-) both of which I had no clue about till this very moment…so, thank you for fabulous fashion and a lesson in Geography and History :-))

          live and learn.

  8. Opposite Lipstick

    March 22, 2013 at 9:32 am

  9. Victor

    March 22, 2013 at 9:32 am

    Love the second picture. That coat has a beautiful color and great details!

  10. Jackie

    March 22, 2013 at 9:40 am

    in love with the yellow lace peaking out from under the hem. and the stray threads too!

  11. Mauricio

    March 22, 2013 at 9:45 am

    Love the first coat, great texture and tailoring!

  12. Rachelle

    March 22, 2013 at 9:52 am

    This coat is a classic.


  13. Bonnie, Clyde + Marni

    March 22, 2013 at 9:55 am

    Amazing coats!!

  14. hadhka

    March 22, 2013 at 9:56 am

    LOVING the mix of dark colours and bright

  15. Mica

    March 22, 2013 at 9:56 am

    That pastel pink coats are beautiful :)

    Away From The Blue

  16. Talitah

    March 22, 2013 at 9:58 am

    Love this!


  17. Selina

    March 22, 2013 at 10:03 am

    Love the pics, who makes the coat that Elisa is wearing?

    • andrea provvidenza

      March 23, 2013 at 7:45 pm

      Dear Selina,
      I am very happy that you like “my new loden coats” from LodenTal! I created the brand a year and half ago in order to revamp such a classic, timeless and elegant coat.

      For more info you can check my website:

      Best Regards, Andrea

  18. Isa tout simplement ...

    March 22, 2013 at 10:06 am

    Love the pastel coat but not the first one … this is definitely spring time !

  19. Jennifer

    March 22, 2013 at 10:06 am

    Love these long jackets!

    xo Jennifer

  20. Giuseppe

    March 22, 2013 at 10:17 am

    Great post, the first picture is my fav… love the green long coat.

  21. Jen O

    March 22, 2013 at 10:30 am

    Libbynan’s description above of ‘loden’ cloth is what the apparel industry would use for this traditional fabric. It can be confused with ‘melton’ which is another heavy wool textile we see used in pea coats, and can be many colors. I would say that the pastel coat is melton, or any brushed wool. There is a great Canadian textile dictionary online:, scroll down to see the ‘melton’ description.

  22. [email protected]

    March 22, 2013 at 10:31 am

    I love the old school coats, but don’t understand the use of loden. I think Libbyman got it right. Anyway, these are all great looks.

  23. Nico

    March 22, 2013 at 10:33 am

    When my mum was young she used to wear green loden, now I would like to wear the pink version!

  24. lanciacoriandoli

    March 22, 2013 at 10:57 am

  25. Mike

    March 22, 2013 at 11:03 am

    First girl is cute but her ensemble makes her look depressed… like me as a teenager listening to the Cure on my walkman and wandering around NYC in my Doc Martens. Two opposing views of a similar style coat; dark green one introverted, the pink extroverted.

  26. Fashion Snag

    March 22, 2013 at 11:18 am

    I love the color of the first coat!

  27. carol

    March 22, 2013 at 11:21 am

    i like coat detail snaps a lot :)

  28. monkeyshines

    March 22, 2013 at 11:41 am

    beautiful lip color!


  29. Lydia

    March 22, 2013 at 11:43 am

    The thing I love about these coats are the back detail. Its the first thing that caught my attention. The folds are just so superbly done. If someone is wearing this coat in front of me I’d just stare at the back all day and see how the coat moves with the person.

  30. Susana

    March 22, 2013 at 11:45 am

    I’ve always liked olden, and your example is quite beautiful, but…I ADORE the pink version! The detail on the sleeves is fantastic and the salmon-y pink is just super feminine in a structured and practical way. Lovely!


  31. Blaire

    March 22, 2013 at 11:55 am

    This is such a bright and clean alternative to the typical black winter NYC style coat. Perfect to brighten up a long winter.

  32. Brizz

    March 22, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    As the piece itself I like the first coat much better than the rosé one, because I can imagine many interesting style and color combinations that would take this Olden Coat into completely different directions. But in this case the coat and the rest – from the shoes to the hat and everything in between – mutually exponentiate the beamless, heavy, dark impression. Probably if she had a silver sparkling eye make up instead of the liner…?

  33. Elena

    March 22, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    The second coat is truly gorgeous, this delicate color reminds me delicious and pretty macarons:)

  34. Which Me Will I Be Today

    March 22, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    GOOD fashion repeats itself. I really like the peachy/ pink version.

  35. greekette

    March 22, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    I really like the last one

  36. Carlos

    March 22, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    Love the way the fringe of the dress was peaking out under the coat in the second photo. Makes the eye focus and the mind wanders. Great photos, great styles, great women!

  37. abigail

    March 22, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    that second picture is amazing. i love the cut and color of the coat with the little bit of lace peeking out from the hem.


  38. alessandra nitti

    March 22, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    love the second pic!
    she’s Elisa right?

  39. Thomas

    March 22, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    like the first girl, but the shoes look a little like something like the doctor would make one wear

  40. Rashgmaal

    March 22, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    The details on the coat is pretty dope.

  41. irene

    March 22, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    that first coat….Perfect!

  42. Rocky Mantle

    March 22, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    Schneiders of Salzburg is the go-to!

  43. Anna

    March 22, 2013 at 1:54 pm

  44. Eva

    March 22, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    Ciao Sart,
    this is the typical coat(since i live in Rome) that i always have seen in Italy!!, and sometime in Madrid.
    I’ve always seen worn by men of middle age, there is a very elegant version with a cape on the shoulder.
    Today i saw a men with the black version, but i prefer the classic green one with the fold on the back, an evergreen!
    Have a nice weekend, Eva

  45. Maria Gonçalves

    March 22, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    I’m totally addicted to these coats this year, perfect!

  46. Eva

    March 22, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    Love these coats, perfect for every occasion!

  47. Maybeblog

    March 22, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    The second coat is so gorgeous it looks so perfect with
    The lace dress and the pleats are so clean and sharp
    This woman hashed the world a better place!
    Ps love to top coat too it’s so balanced because
    The shapelessness of the coat makes her legs look super slim

  48. Villette

    March 22, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    I don’t know whether to be pleased to see Loden coats looking so stylish. I have a navy one, bought some years ago at Davide Cenci in Rome. I use it as my invisibility cloak: I reckon it is so dull I can go down any street entirely unnoticed, if I’m in that sort of mood. Now I feel like I might be under pressure to give it some jazz. Could exhaust me.

  49. Anastasios

    March 22, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    Those second two coats are amazing indeed!

  50. The Viewfinder | Kevin van Diest

    March 22, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    I’d love to shoot this coat for my streetstyle blog. Haven’t seen them yet on the streets, but for now on I’ll keep my eyes open and focus on capturing them.

    Like the fold on the back ….great lines.

  51. kitchen afternoon

    March 22, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    Loden is wondeful, old school perfect, doesn’t need bling.

  52. Biancamaria

    March 22, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    The last two are from a brand called Londenthal! I discovered it at Pitti Uomo this year….

  53. kitchen afternoon

    March 22, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    Also, Loden is from felt, ages old. National Geographic had a fascinating article on the history of wool – St. Blaise, patron saint of flet meltmakers, gave us the blazer, and wool was mandatory to line coffins, to protect England’s wool market, under Elizabeth 1, …..bellweather is the lead sheep..

  54. yv

    March 23, 2013 at 1:20 am

    intriguing details

  55. Freya - Fashionable People

    March 23, 2013 at 3:29 am

    Love how these coats have been styled, very sophisticated

  56. Charlotte

    March 23, 2013 at 7:59 am

    Great coats, love the 1st pic!

  57. Marla Martenson

    March 23, 2013 at 11:37 am

    Great style.. I love it!

  58. andrea provvidenza

    March 23, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    To all of you that drop a comment:
    Those in the pictures are my new version of loden coats and i I am pleased that you liked them!
    Its origins, its history and its ability to become a classic in the wardrobe of any european ladies gentlemen gave me the courage to conceived a new reinterpretation of Loden coats.

    I have worked on the cut, the colors and the weight but have continued to remain rigorously true to the spirit of its tradition. If loden coat was stiff, heavy and mountaineer, for me the goal was to make it soft, light, metropolitan and alluring.

    Again I am so proud that you like it!

    • Elle

      March 24, 2013 at 3:36 am

      I checked your and love your project.
      What about Paris?
      Where those lodens can be found?

  59. Leonardo

    March 23, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    Love them! Great styles!

  60. leigh

    March 23, 2013 at 8:55 pm


    Where can these coats be found? Anywhere in the United States?


  61. Jana H.

    March 24, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    I adore this very feminine and old fashioned rose tone. It’s so delicate, elegant and timeless. I’m glad it came back in fashion, it’s not pink, it’s not salmon, it’s just in between, and it suits almost all skin tones and shapes.


  62. evelyn

    March 24, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    I fell in love LodenTal coats at first sight! It’s great that you have published on this site their photos, loden is the rediscovery of the year.
    The Pink coat is wonderful, but my favorite is the green apple coat, very fashion!

  63. CBC

    March 24, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    the 1st pic very traditional…looks vintage….could use a pressing to restore it to it’s original beauty

  64. Terry

    March 25, 2013 at 2:40 am

    Hi!!! Just want to tell you how much I love wearing my Lodental…
    I have to say I am amazed…people have stopped me twice asking for my coat!


  65. LunAL

    March 25, 2013 at 4:58 am

    I am totally in love with LodenTal coats, best quality, amazing colors, great cut! You must check them out!

  66. ludovico

    March 25, 2013 at 5:32 am

    i saw the men ones, very nice, elegant, incredible colours amd details, great wearability

  67. alfonso

    March 25, 2013 at 6:28 am

    nice new loden … … …

  68. François

    March 25, 2013 at 8:21 am

    That’s exactly what I love!
    Great color and beautiful finition with the leather button


    March 25, 2013 at 9:44 am



  70. une chatte grise

    March 25, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    Love the first look–Goth and classic beautifully combined.

  71. alfie

    March 25, 2013 at 12:24 pm

    beautiful loden, I really like

  72. Laura

    March 25, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    Love the pink coat! does anybody knows where can I find it in New York or in London?
    would love to have one.

  73. Ryan

    April 1, 2013 at 5:54 am

    What is that odd, flesh colored cell phone case that the woman in the middle has?

  74. Juliette

    April 2, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    Andrea, where can i buy one of your coats in the UK? Thanks

  75. Rita Cunningham

    November 23, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    Dear Andrea
    Where can buy Lodental coat in the Uk? I love yhe white one!

    Best regards

  76. Kolonaki

    December 12, 2016 at 2:53 pm

    We have a very actual edition of loden coat in our e-shop. Hope you like it!

  77. amy

    April 26, 2018 at 1:51 am

    Not just young women! I’ve been wearing loden since the 1980s, when it was in vogue in the US…my 1988 coat is very worn now, so I recently bought a brand-new and more luxurious one on ebay. Someone’s Nana had it in the attic for a good 30-40 years, unopened. The cut is really too long- I’d planned to get it cut to the traditional length, a little shorter than your friend has it, but as winter wore on I realized that even though it’s a bit flappy in the wind, I liked the coverage, especially on a drizzly day. So I think I’ll keep it long.

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