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Interesting. Good to know.  I do enjoy eliminating traditional / vestigial aspects on things, but the vent on a jacket had never occurred to me. Especially on shorter jacket (which ours are) I see your point (though this 2" vent thing I don't like the sound of one bit).
Hello We're reaching a stage now where, some of the cloths we have used since we began, we have become fond of, and enjoyed working with, and so intend to revisit every now and then. The heavy "big barley" Donegal tweed you mention is one such cloth. Particularly the tobacco / charcoal version from last year. Hopefully it will come back around again, before too long, and we can put an end to the haunting. The "Tetris" tweed -- which we've used previously for jackets, like...
 Hah. You can have the "heavy tweed" part, by all means -- but the non-vented part, I'm afraid, will not be accommodated this time around. You're not the first to suggest such, however. There's at least one other fellow I have met via Styleforum that is an anti-vent man. What's the thinking there?
I'm glad you ask ...   Most of the time, with our 10-ply jumpers, we use four different shades of lambswool yarn. And no change this time around. It will be a dark-grey / charcoal marle -- think something in the realm of http://www.sehkelly.com/navy-blue-grey-tuck-stitch-jumper/ (but without the blue).   Or like below, without the rollneck, and again without the blue aspect.     There may be another colour in the offing, too. The knitwear maker with whom we work...
Both would arguably be fine for you, but it depends on how much you intend to wear a) under it, and b) over it. The S will be snugger, but you will struggle to wear even a shirt beneath it. On the other hand, it will fit closer to the body, and thus an overcoat is an easier proposition (wear a 10-ply jumper and you will be very quickly transformed from a 38 chest to a 40). Thinking about it, after writing the above, I would only recommend the M if you intend to wear it...
Another good point. Minefield, this sizing business. I think it depends on the garment and how it is intended to fit. Our one-button jacket -- we make it so that, when buttoned, it is pulled together somewhat at the waist and lower chest. In this scenario, a 38" body chest would want a 38" garment, give or take a quarter-inch here and there. Any larger and, when buttoned, it will hang straight, without the intended "nipped-in" shape. But with a raincoat, say, or a...
Many thanks for the kind words. Much appreciated. Our trousers may all be let down for an extra 1.5" of length (taking it to 33.5" in total) and that, up until now, seems to satisfy the customers that come our way. I am 6'2" myself and the standard 32" is fine for me (in fact, I roll the leg up). I guess if you are 6'4" or over you would be in trouble -- but I suppose the way we reason not offering anything longer is that we've never been asked to make anything longer,...
Hello Styleforum   A few of the folk who have found us via this thread has been asking recently about our peacoat, which we made last year in a couple of Donegal tweeds, and before that, in the cloth woven for us here in London. The good news is that we will be making the peacoat again this year, after summer -- and although the cloth as yet has not been chosen, it will be something suitably thick and textured.   We've also been working, just this week in fact, on a...
The good news is that there's a tobacco peacoat back in stock in size S.   The answers to your questions, in order, are -- "possibly a tad roomy but still a reasonably good fit, especially on the arms", "no, sorry", and "no, but these things are sometimes returned."   If I can help with anything else, or answer more specifically, do please drop me a line on studio@sehkelly.com.
There are no plans to make more shawl-necked garments within the next 12 months.   I am partial to shawl-necks myself, however, so I wouldn't rule it out one day.   As for a standalone knit -- if I understand correctly, yes, we do plan to make a heavy-duty "outer" cardigan / jacket before too long.   If I help or inform any further, please drop me (Paul) a line on studio@sehkelly.com. Always happy to help.
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