My current over coat is a single breasted Dolce & Gabana that i've had for about 10 years and it's lost a little shape now (or more likely i've changed shape!!!), whilst it still fits nicely around the waist, it doesn't hang well from the shoulders anymore so a new investment is necessary (or so I tell myself!). If I can get 10 years out of this one it will be a good investment!
As I said, he's been doing my shirts for years, but this will be my first coat from him, his cutter is well respected (although not someone i'd heard of) and apparently getting on a bit now, which makes me feel more confident that he's seen and done it all before! It's in the lap of the gods how it comes out but i'm looking forward to it!
I'll ask if the cutter can take some pics during the process too.
@Pieceofsand - there was no budget set but it's going to come out at £895 inclusive of VAT
@OTM - inspiration came from the Greatcoat on Davide Taub's blog... http://davidetaub.blogspot.com/2011/03/military-style-winter-warm-great-coat.html