Originally Posted by Slewfoot
Looks fun! I wonder if 4 buttons might be better for that design. I also may make the bottom half of the lapel a bit wider, more like a pea coat. Speaking of pea coat, why not just go double breasted to make it uber warm?
4 Buttons might be the way to go. As far as peacoat, I've got a decent one I like already, and I think that the cloth will just be too warm (if you can imagine that)...thats how heavy it was.
Originally Posted by tlfactor
NYR, I remember seeing you in a Phineas Cole overcoat in a post awhile back, which looked DOPE! However I'm sure it was very pricey...did you ever pull the trigger on it?
I was actually using that cut as the model for this bespoke piece, but the fabrics too thick for the fly front, so I think exposed buttons would not jive with the sleekness of the rest of the coat.
Originally Posted by Cantabrigian
I like the look and prefer keeping my hands warm with straight pockets with flaps rather than slanted pockets.
Agree w/ Slewfoot that moar / smaller. Uttons might look better.
What sort of cloth? A thick melton?
The cloth is this super heavy piece made in England in the early 1930s. Real unique, I think its up further in the thread.