Like the cowl skirt, this simple, straight coat employs traditional tailoring techniques to extend its useful life. It has allowances in the seams to adjust the fit and shields under the arms to reinforce that area from wear. The body of the coat is unlined, with bound exposed seams offering easy access for alterations. The sleeves are lined so the coat slips on and off easily, additional fabric is included to adjust the length if necessary.
The design of the coat was initially informed by the lab coat. The simple, utilitarian, hard wearing shapes and features of uniforms are a recurring source of design inspiration.