When we think about an 'evergreen' garment in a wardrobe, the chequered coat is always among the classic ones: it is perfect because it transcends styles and is always up-to-date. It has been included in the 2022-2023 autumn/winter outerwear collections by many designers, especially those who played with evoking a seventies charm in the outfits showed on the catwalks. Brunello Cucinelli has chosen alpaca for his double-breasted, Prince of Wales check models with large peaked lapels that come in brown and dove grey shades. It is to be matched with Victoria Beckham's velvet high-waisted, pinstriped trousers, with patch pockets on the front and strictly flared at the bottom. If you choose the rust shade version, you are instantly taken back to the urban atmospheres of the Seventies. To complete the perfect look of that time, the below-the-knee boots are a must-have of the season. For example, Saint Laurent's tube boots crafted from rigid, shiny leather come in colours that were the totally trendy fifty years ago: caramel, biscuit and brandy. If they feature a pointed toe, the ‘slender silhouette’ effect is guaranteed.