The bullet has been firmly yet rather apprehensively bitten and I’ve invested in what contemporary menswear-people’s might call a jumpsuit. As most of you will know this is widely regarded as a functional one-piece item of clothing traditionally utilised by the aviation industry and worn by the like of pilots and parachutists. Although you wouldn’t want to jump out of a plane wearing this. For starters you’d ruin the rayon lining, and more importantly you would fall to an untimely death, which would be a bad.
Before filling you in on all the technical stuff I felt it only right to make you aware that trying to take this thing off for a sit-down wee is tougher than attempting to overtake Eunice Huthart in the ‘Eliminator’. And although I’ll admit it’s unlikely you’re ever going to find yourself having to ‘run the Travelator’ in the Gents, this Copeland Suit really does take some absconding from. However, despite some challenging bathroom breaks I’m going to put it out there and say this is one of the best items of clothing I’ve ever purchased.
Constructed from a weighty wool shell, the suit is a vest and pants all–in–one design, which a zip fly and buttons up from the waist to a relatively shallow V–neck. Although I’ve tended to wear it without a belt it does look smart with something breaking up the midriff, and I would advise opting for a regular tan belt if you would prefer a clear distinction between torso and leg. In addition, you’ll find two deep front pockets, one back welt pocket with button closure, and a sewn-in turn-up on each leg hem which suits folk looking to flaunt their footwear or sock-wear.
The exterior smacks of simplicity (arguably a little of character for Engineered Garments), yet when reversed you see the Copeland really come into its own. The finishes are right up there with the hems and placket re-enforced with polyester and the legs lined in a rayon fabric that features an all-over embroidered paisley pattern.
Don’t take my words for it though, here’s some photos of me loitering around a train station in what reality is just a posh onesie.