Right. But from which order date? :-D
I believe Therese said work on mine is starting next week.
I sent her a change list of all the items as to keep better track.
Just seeing this now, I'm sure Luxire can make it to whatever construction specs you'd like. I believe Sterlingwear is currently using 24oz melton wool and synthetic blend whereas the historical standard was melton wool 32oz and above (Buzz Rickson's reproduction uses 36oz melton wool). I doubt given the nature of their business Luxire has established relationships with some of the heavyweight wool suppliers like HE Box, who I know offer navy cavalry twill in a 32oz weight, so CMT might be your best bet depending on how heavy you're looking to go. I believe HE Box will sell directly to the customer. If not (and if you actually want to go that heavy), perhaps you could solicit interest through the forum and ask Luxire to purchase the cloth for everyone to have made (by them of course) into pea coats.
I doubt the all-in cost would be less than the $300 for a Sterlingwear coat but a better cloth and fit along with customization options make it worth it in my opinion. My specs would be very similar to the navy TOJ coat below: horn buttons, reversible collar, slash handwarmer pockets, completely natural shoulder, and short side vents.
I've never owned any ToJ but would like to. I actually wanted to order this exact coat from them. Sadly it was discontinued, and I didn't like the flap hip pockets on the new design. The owner closed up shop to open a restaurant, right? Also, I'm curious, other than the pockets, what else is made of leather in the ToJ version?