Fashion: Never felt better

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In a season dominated by fin-du-millenaire silliness, seek refuge in warm, comfortable felted wool. A remnant of sanity in a fashion world gone mad

This page: brown leather coat, to order, Captions: black leather boots, pounds 200, both by Paul Smith Women, 40-44 Floral Street, London WC2, enquiries 0171 379 7133; brown waxed-cotton blouson, pounds 84, by Paul & Joe, from Harrods, Knightsbridge, London SW1, enquiries 0171 730 1234, or Limeys, 46-47 Saddlers Gate, Derby, enquiries 01332 367 178; dark green felted-wool trousers, pounds 189, by Betty Jackson, 311 Brompton Road, London SW3, or Troon, 1 York Place, Edinburgh, enquiries 0171 589 7884

Opposite page: khaki felted-wool hooded parka, pounds 399, by Nicole Farhi, 158 Bond Street, London W1, enquiries 0171 499 8368, or Harvey Nichols, 107-111 Briggate, Leeds, enquiries 0113 204 8888; white cotton shirt, pounds 76, by Paul & Joe, as before

Blue striped cotton shirt with leather and fur buttonhole and collar, pounds 200, by Karen Walker, from Browns Focus, 38-39 South Molton Street, London W1, enquiries 0171 629 0666; black felted-wool shorts, pounds 175, by Sonja Nuttall, from Selfridges, London W1, enquiries 0171 629 1234; black brogues, pounds 150, by Paul Smith Women, as before