this may or may not interest you guys:
As some of you know I'm bit of a history buff, and I love good vintage stuff. I've had two overcoats made in some very old (1960s and 1930s) fabrics. Yesterday, i went back to the shop where I picked up the Burgundy fabric that made my Capone Coat:
I managed to grab three more extremely interesting pieces, one of which is VERY old. The first two are more interesting than anything else. Firstly, a Holland & Sherry coating I'm thinking of doing a casual coat with, maybe a pea coat, or maybe just a single breasted piece. What i love about it is that its double sided:
Blue Grey Twill on one side:
Black and Grey Houndstooth on the other:
Would love to hear suggestions, though if go a heavy SC, I may do it in the twill,with the houndstooth as the hip patch pockets.
Next is a beautiful brown melange wool (I guess you'd call it that) from 1945:
Its heavy, but nothing nutso, like some older cloths. I'm thinking this will make a nice Polo Coat.
Lastly, what I think may be as old as the early 1900s (Detmer Woolens have been around since 1885, moved from manhattan to Brooklyn in 1909 after a fire in their Manhattan Offices) based on the weight of the cloth, and the handwriting "Sponged" on the tag, in a beautiful subtle herringbone in what I'd call an espressso brown:
This thing just screams Great Coat to me.
Thought you guys would like to see these. I also picked up a few other lighter weight 1930s woolens from the same place that we'll be using for Yellow Hook that I'm pretty stoked about.