‘A thoroughly liberated woman,’ was how a villainous character described ‘Mrs. Peel’ in the 60s British TV show The Avengers. As it turns out, the actress who played her was just as liberated. When Diana Rigg found out she was making less money than the cameraman, she threatened to quit.
Mrs. Peel pilots a Vespa/Douglas Sportique 150 during her premiere episode — with her partner John Steed sitting sidesaddle! One of TV’s first feminist heroines indeed.
Oh, but have we forgotten to mention her incredible mod wardrobe? It was almost a character in itself: black leather cat suits, a-line dresses, kinky boots, and yes, occasionally, a trench coat.
Our trench would have suited her well. Not least of all because of its discreet, removable armor in the shoulders, elbows and back. In fact, you could call this a ‘technical trench’ thanks to its waterproof-breathable fabric, zippered vents and water and abrasion resistance.
Under its proper, double-breasted front lies a sneaky off-center zipper so there’s no unsightly ‘stacking’ of clothing. The belt is tipped in 3M reflective fabric that appears white in light and is held in place by nice wide loops — nothing fiddly here. And the flattering above the knee cut is perfect to show off a pair of your own kinky boots.
• 500 Denier nylon shell
• Water resistant-breathable fabric
• Reflective 3M Scotchlite™ trim for nighttime visibility
• YKK® high-grade zippers throughout
• Removable CE Rated Armor in shoulders, elbows & back
• Women’s sizing from XS – 3XL
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