How To: Wear The Duster Coat
It’s time to lighten up and get out of the trenches. Wardrobe, say hello to your new spring jacket: The Duster Coat.
Believe it or not, there’s a little Wild West history associated with the duster coat; the recommended “uniform” for Texas Rangers no less, the duster was ideal for riding off into the sunset.
Sergio Leone was a fan and the duster coat features pretty much in of all of his spaghetti westerns, especially Once Upon a Time in the West, which, if you haven’t already seen, you really should. For Claudia Cardinale’s on point eyeliner alone.
The movie was played so much in Paris that suddenly everyone who thought they were a hero decided to wear one. Borrowing from the boys, the trend soon trickled into women’s fashions, et voilà.
While we love neutral shades, let’s get practical. A navy duster coat will get you much more mileage and looks just as chic.
Complete the look with shades, a cross-body bag and messy waves.
Over and out.