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post #46 of 267
More I read about it the more I liked the idea. Undyed heritage wool (including my favorite, the Jacobs) woven on 19th century looms by someone who very well is either crazy or super dedicated (both sounds good to me) with the and last name Harris.

The cashmere, cord, and linen are all very nice but I think the three most interesting pieces have been this, by far, that great ventile mac, and the jumpers. Looking forward to seeing the next piece.

Edit: Anyone that has a Medium I'd love to buy it!
Edited by Tadite - 11/28/12 at 9:26am
post #47 of 267
Well, looks like we bought 3 or 4 of the six. Paul- if it's not yet evident, you have a small but very receptive audience here.

JasonV- if you find the medium too small, and I find the large too big, maybe we can swap.

rg68- I know, I just realized a couple days ago that I've gone a little overboard on tweed this year. I can't resist beautiful hand-loomed wool tweed. Nice job picking up the small.

Kuznetsov- If the L doesn't fit me and I don't wind up swapping, I'll let you know. Looks like SEHK has another Large, at least for a few moments.
post #48 of 267
It is very heartening to see.
 
Thanks again.
 
We both work continuously on new developments, and have garments in the pipeline for January that will hopefully complement, in style and cloth if not colour, the peacoats.
 
In the meantime — one peacoat left the workshop today, and the rest will follow tomorrow morning.
 
The "making of" newspaper which each coat comes with will come hot off the presses tomorrow; they will either leave with the coats, or follow shortly after.
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post #49 of 267
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Well, looks like we bought 3 or 4 of the six. Paul- if it's not yet evident, you have a small but very receptive audience here.
JasonV- if you find the medium too small, and I find the large too big, maybe we can swap.
rg68- I know, I just realized a couple days ago that I've gone a little overboard on tweed this year. I can't resist beautiful hand-loomed wool tweed. Nice job picking up the small.
Kuznetsov- If the L doesn't fit me and I don't wind up swapping, I'll let you know. Looks like SEHK has another Large, at least for a few moments.

Thanks. Let me know and if funds allow then I shall buy it.

post #50 of 267
That pea coats making the rounds. It's up on selectism.

http://www.selectism.com/2012/11/29/s-e-h-kelly-tobacco-brown-tweed-peacoat/

Hah. Maybe a good reason for a second run. smile.gif
post #51 of 267
Heh, maybe so ...
 
But we would need to source more heritage yarn, wind and weave more cloth: the second batch wouldn't be ready until April.
 
We do have plans to make more cloth with the one-man-mill next year. More (but different) peacoats perhaps.
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post #52 of 267
nvm
Edited by robinsongreen68 - 11/30/12 at 3:44am
post #53 of 267
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But we would need to source more heritage yarn, wind and weave more cloth: the second batch wouldn't be ready until April.
 

The yarn shouldn't be all that difficult these days (I think:)). The rise of knitting as lead to all sorts of interesting moments towards ever more eccentric or heritage sources. I maybe overstating this a bit but with a wife that's big in knitting, also writing a book on 18th century textiles, I've spent a good long time wandering around from fiber fest to historical site. The Scotland Highland show at Edinburgh in the summer is just over the top cool, if you like that sort of thing. I'd actually thought that you may have even been using undyed wool. Those shades of brown, off white, and black are all common in Jacobs.

I think what's more difficult is the one man cloth operation. That maybe just a step to far. It's rocking. It's also way to limiting as a source. Only way that sounds efficient enough is if that guy starts to really get into 1840's labor practice. I'm thinking 14 hours days, 7 days a week, and maybe forced labor!
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We do have plans to make more cloth with the one-man-mill next year. More (but different) peacoats perhaps.

The weight and texture of the cloth made it stand out. I think to often tweed coats are hiding behind flecking. The better versions, like yours, have the texture. It's the less common and more interesting aspect.
post #54 of 267
a heads-up for anyone who regrets missing out on the peacoat: mine will be returned shortly (size small). I'm so sorry to see it go, it's a beautiful jacket, the fabric, cut, and detailing are superb. certainly comparable to the cabourn pieces i've owned, at a much better price.
I took a gamble, as i'm more of a 39 with broad shoulders, but the medium was sold out. sadly, it's just too tight on me.
if you are a regular 38 or smaller, this is a fantastic one-off.
post #55 of 267

Post a few pics before you return it! (or to anyone else who's received it)

 

I would so pick up the small you're returning if i wasn't broke right now...

post #56 of 267
it is dark here now. but i took this snap when it arrived. i'll try to do some better ones in the morning if people want to see.
bear in mind it is a size too small so the buttons are pulling and the shape generally is not what it should be.



nb, i was wearing a t shirt, you just can't see the neckline shog[1].gif
post #57 of 267

Woah, even though it's too small that looks incredible. That fabric is so great.

post #58 of 267
Looks amazing, rg68. Too bad it doesn't fit. Should it have fit based on the measurements, or were you cutting it close? Oddly enough, the shoulders look a bit wide despite the body being too small.
post #59 of 267
i was cutting it fine on the measurements, but there was no medium left and i thought i had to at least try. the shoulders seem big because i didn't fasten the top button, with that done up it's way too small.
pictures really don't do the tweed justice, i'm sure you'll love yours.
post #60 of 267
had to mention this: i contacted SEHK to ask when i could drop the peacoat back in (they are based not far from me)... Paul kindly offered to come by my place and pick it up tomorrow!
best customer service ever? smile.gif

(one of you guys should buy the coat, you'll regret it if you don't..)
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