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We need to talk about Casey Stoney’s gameday fits

You need this coat collection.

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Casey Stoney is currently the manager of Manchester United. She has 130 caps for England as a defender and has steadily guided United into the ranks of the Women’s Super League. She’s also possessed of an incredible range of outerwear, which she has incorporated into some absolutely flames gameday fits.

Sure, the trackies, the slacks with the team logo shirt, or the classic black suit are all time-honored traditions, but Stoney has taken advantage of the cold weather to elevate every gameday fit with a rotating lineup of mega-sleek, super-clean overcoats. For something with such a simple silhouette, the wool overcoat does a lot of heavy lifting. Let’s take a look at some of the peak lewks Stoney has given us.

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The camel knee-length Chesterfield style coat is a classic. You’ll note some of the hallmarks of the Stoney Lewk here: a solid colored base shirt, dark pants/slacks, and very strong Doc Marten style boots. It’s an air of formality-meets-shitkickers, a message that you can handle the boardroom but you are also capable of a big two-footed challenge.

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The camel coat, but with a turtleneck underneath, providing a classic fancy-Fast-and-the-Furious-villain vibe, and also a very nice line for the fall of her coat lapels. The turtleneck is a Stoney hallmark that looks excellent with a variety of coat collar styles.

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This red overcoat comes with a shawl collar, just enough of a design tweak to keep the cut from feeling cookie-cutter and projecting sleek elegance. Paired with all-white kicks (very bold on that extremely green grass, coach), another winner.

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Grey with peak lapels - a great daytime look in a nice way to lighten up the darker palette underneath, with the dark purple turtle and black blazer.

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This is possibly the Peak Lewk that Stoney has yet achieved. The all black, the boots, the blood red satin lining - this is a powerful centuries-old vampire unsuccessfully trying to hide that they are a vampire. “Look, an innocuous outfit to walk amongst the humans.” “Yes, you blend right in, you definitely don’t look like you can hold people in thrall and transform into various creatures of the forest.”

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Another black overcoat, but this time with a high collar, a double pleat in front that hides the buttons, and slightly frilled cuffs. Lower laced boots as well, because you can never have too many black boots. A suggestion of slightly more softness than the usual razor-blade line of her single-breasted coats, but not really.

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The return of the red-satin-lined coat, but with a peek at the complementary green lining of Stoney’s suit jacket. A strong yet subtle sartorial choice and a sign that Stoney appreciates a nice lining, a style element that often goes unnoticed.

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A third black overcoat, it would seem, with peak lapels instead of notched, and double-breasted instead of single. Every overcoat collection needs a good double-breasted entry. The only way this look could score some bonus points would be a nice pocket square.

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This woman is on her way to be debriefed by several MI6 agents because she’s very disappointed in 007 for yet again causing enormous destruction of property. This woman is who’s waiting for the hero at the top floor of a skyscraper and when they get off the elevator, she’s standing at a huge window looking over London with her hands behind her back and she says “I’ve been waiting for you.” This woman is getting tired of the international assassin game and has agreed to take on one last incredibly dangerous job before she retires. The overcoat game here is unlimited. Thank for this small moment of relief in 2020.