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Afternoon all Some enquiries have recently come my way regarding our new knitwear -- and not all of them along the lines of "why on earth have you released such heavy knitwear in the middle of summer?" -- and so here it is, most of it, for everyone to see. Most is geelong lambswool; one or two things are cashmere-cotton. There is more such sweat-inducing stuff at http://www.sehkelly.com/shop/knitwear/.
... and, on the subject of wool from across the Irish Aea, one of the side projects which has tickled me most pleasingly over the past few months has been with Mourne Textiles. They're a very small weaving operation, founded in the 1950s, and they specialise in tweeds and wool-linens which are quite unlike anything else in the Isles. We have used a couple of their cloths for garments this Autumn ... One is a wonderful merino-wool tweed, made with custom-spun yarn in...
 If I might step in: the tweed from which the peacoat is made is thinner and finer than your standard Harris Tweeds. The yarn is smoother / less hairy. It is about 500g/m.
Afraid not, no -- although since we get asked about them more than almost any other thing we've ever made, perhaps we will revisit them at some point.This year we are, however, making a six-ply rollneck (turtleneck, same thing) in the same style. It is just that little bit lighter in weight so that it can be more easily worn under a coat -- as demonstrated by the chap in the photographs above. There's a grey one, if memory serves, and a dark navy one. They will made from...
Morning all A handful of our most new garments, here -- the work jacket in geelong twill, the balmacaan in heavy Ventile Canvas, some corduroy shirts -- being worn outside the workshop by a well-meaning local chap. Between now and, say, September, we hope to have a steady trickle of new things emerging at the workshop (and website). Over and out Paul
There's nothing like spending the hottest day of summer so far lugging two-dozen heavyweight walking coats from one side of London to the other. That is to say, we've just finished a batch of our balmacaan in 18oz Ventile Canvas (which we've previously used for our short hood jackets). The cloth makes for a fine walking coat; just the right side of stiff and rigid, and with the promise of many hard-wearing but eventually softening years to come. It is lined...
Thanks.   I expect we will make a few more duffle coats this year. They were quite popular through winter just gone, and the way they're made -- with the inset front, raglan back -- has informed a few of our new coat and jacket developments this year.   Speaking of jackets ... the angora / merino work jackets I mentioned above, made with the cloud-soft cloth from south-west Wales, are now finished, and landed at http://sehkelly.com/shop/ this...
Afternoon all   Since neither of us here are convinced that summer is actually going to happen this year, we've shifted focus to autumn.   One of the new things we're working on is a possibly-more-ethical version of a mostly-angora cloth we made overshirts with last year. I've blathered on about it at some length at http://www.sehkelly.com/words/2016/06/fluffy-tale/.     We're making some work jackets with it -- a short, simple style, with four buttons, a stand...
How-do good people of Styleforum   We recently overcame a period of profound procrastination and managed to photograph some of the new things we've made for that day of the year when the sun comes out.                       We're working on a few other things, too -- linen coats, one or two things made with Ventile Ripstop -- and they're due to join the above next month.   Over and out.   Paul
Evening all It has been rather busy here — developing and making and checking and packing things for our partners in Japan. But that's all done now, out of the way, so normal service is resumed with our workshop and website. And lo — here are our first new things for a while, a couple of (cough, splutter) "mid-layers" (see http://sehkelly.com/of-middling-quality/). A new work jacket, for starters: And then there's an overshirt: Both are made with a hopsack...
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