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S.E.H Kelly are wonderful, but I'm somewhat frustrated by the sizing.

I'm 5 feet 9 1/2 inches tall and I weigh 12.5 stone. Since I'm not from the UK, I can't try the clothes on personally.

The taller S.E.H Kelly model is taller and thinner than me, and the other one is only a bit shorter than me but weighs more than a bit less than me. 

I really like the car coat, but which size would I buy - S or M? The model is taller and he's wearing S, but my shoulders are much closer to 18 1/2 than 17 1/2 inches. It seems to me that neither would really fit me. Should I buy the hood jacket instead? The shorter model is wearing size S, but I'm thinking about buying size M.

What do you think?

 

P.S. I'm planning on losing a few pounds, but I bought the S sized trousers (BTW I'm selling them, check out marketplace if you're interested!) and realized that I wouldn't be able to wear them even then (the waist!)... So yeah, I could go with something that would feel a little tight right now, but only if it's a little. On the other hand, I don't know whether me losing weight would help or just complicate things further -  right now I'm leaning on the M side. Should I consider S instead? Are jackets and coats more forgiving than the trousers?

post #362 of 593

Hello there

 

Our sizes are fairly standard, as far as ready-to-wear garments go. There are no great surprises or deviations from the norm. Perhaps we are a touch smaller than some other European brands, and larger than others, but all in all, myself and our customers find us more or less "normal".

 

The car coat is intended to be (able to be) worn over a jacket and shirt, and if that is your intention then I'd recommend the M (designed for a 40" chest gent). Otherwise, if you'd like something more fitted, and are happy to forego the ability to wear it over a few other things, then S (made for a 38" chest) seems the way to go.

 

It has a raglan sleeve, the car coat, so the shoulder measurement is not much of an issue.

 

Of course, there's no substitute for trying things on before buying -- something, sadly, I can't really help with.

 

If I can help with anything else, be sure to let me know, either on here or at info@sehkelly.com.

 

I hope that helps.

 

Paul

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post #363 of 593

Wow, thank you for the super-fast response!

 

It does help.

post #364 of 593
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Originally Posted by sehkelly View Post
 

there will be a handful of jackets made from the cloth available towards the end of the month

 

Which style of jacket?

post #365 of 593
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Which style of jacket?

We are using the first length of Ventile Ripstop to make the tour jacket.

 

Seems to make the most sense.

 

What doesn't make sense is that we are making a padded version of said jacket. You know: just in time for summer.

 

The padded tour jacket is part of our AW15 collection for our stockists in Japan, and we were so pleased with the sample we made, just last month, that we wanted to plunge ahead and use the new cloth to make a small production run for our own website / workshop. That is the rationale for our seasonal negligence.

 

The body will be the black-navy Ventile Ripstop (world-first, etc. etc.) and the collar will be deadstock thick-thin corduroy. The padding / wadding is Primaloft Eco, which is a very light and high-performance material indeed. No quilting, no Marshmallow Man chunkiness; just a light amount of wadding to give the jacket some extra body and shape.

 

Paul

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post #366 of 593
Excellent news
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Thanks for the reply Paul. I'll be keeping an eye out for the new cloth for sure.

 

Just for a spot of closure on the stripe-herringbone linen I mentioned last month -- the one woven in the Outer Hebrides, slap-bang in the middle of tweed country -- here is the jacket:

 

 

 

http://www.sehkelly.com/sb2-jacket-in-wheat-natural-herringbone-linen/

 

The cloth is quite unlike anything we've worked with before. It looks like tweed, and is thick and coarse to feel. But it behaves like linen, as you might expect.

 

Making a tailored garment with it proved quite a challenge, since it slides around a lot on the cutting table, and under the machine, but we are pleased overall with the outcome.

 

Paul

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post #368 of 593
^^ Looks fantastic. Where on the Hebrideans is it woven?
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^^ Looks fantastic. Where on the Hebrideans is it woven?

Thank you.

 

The weaving shed is a few miles east of Tarbert.

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post #370 of 593
^Cool, took a bus from there if I remember correctly.
post #371 of 593
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Which style of jacket?

 

In the interests of finishing what I started late last month, the new Ventile Ripstop tour jacket is now finished, and looks something like this.

 

 

 

 

It is, as mentioned last time, the first garment ever to use this new type of Ventile (so please forgive my mentioning it twice).

 

Paul

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post #372 of 593

When will this go on sale? I do not see it on the website. Thanks.

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When will this go on sale? I do not see it on the website. Thanks.

Good question.

 

Towards the end of the coming week.

 

In the meantime, there is the chance to win one at http://www.propermag.com/site/win-an-s-e-h-kelly-tour-jacket-2015-04

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post #374 of 593
Looks fantastic - entered!
post #375 of 593
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^Cool, took a bus from there if I remember correctly.

Public transport up there is indeed a thing of wonder.

 

I've put together some more words and pictures from the linen mill over at http://www.sehkelly.com/makers/linen-weaver-hebrides-scotland/.

 

 

Paul

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