The high street has adopted the furry coat this winter, but the roots of the plush, textured garment go back to the 1920s
Coat inspiration can come in many forms. Meryl Streep in Kramer vs Kramer, striding forth in a trenchcoat. Katharine Hepburn curled up in a man’s blazer. Ezra Miller in a puffer coat gown on the red carpet. Or, this winter, a child’s collection of stuffed toys. The teddy bear coat, otherwise known as the Borg, is big, cuddly, cosy and, like actual teddies, heart-meltingly cute. And it’s big news this winter.