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Homeland’s Damian Lewis Goes Back to His British Roots for Aquascutum

We might still be mourning the loss of sexy fugitive Nicholas Brody on Homeland, but my, oh my, has Damian Lewis made up for his absence with his new move into modelling as he stars in British heritage brand Aquascutum‘s new campaign shots.

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Looking brooding and delicious, 43-year-old Lewis stars in the sultry black and white campaign with the beautiful Eliza Cummings. Photographed by the renowned Alasdair McLellan, the shoot took place in London, with the pair embracing under the beautiful bridges by Regent’s Canal. Not wanting to stray far from the brand’s traditional outdoor-wear aesthetic, the two are pictured looking sultry, hiding from the great British rain under a signature plaid umbrella with Lewis in the seam-sealed navy wool single breasted Howell coat and Cummings looking incredible in the oversized cloud-coloured Baxter coat.

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The brand describes the shoot as “an intimate stolen moment, just steps away from the hustle and bustle of the city” but aside from being dramatic and romantic, the images also signify a triumphant return for Aquascutum as it celebrates the 100th year of its trench.

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Initially launched in 1851 by John Emery as a luxurious British retailer, Aquascutum was the brand that made trench coats for officers in the First World War, although it has had some troubled time in recent years. After falling into administration in 2012, the brand was bought out by Chinese fashion retailer YGM Trading.

If it means we can see more amazing pictures of Damian Lewis, let’s hope Aquascutum’s 100th year of the trench is a good one.

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