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SEH Kelly Donegal Tweed Balmacaan Coat Forest Green 40R M NWoT

SEH Kelly Donegal Tweed Balmacaan Coat Forest Green 40R M NWoT

Jacket Size
  1. M 40US / 50EU
Color
  1. Green
Universal Size
  1. M
For your consideration is a balmacaan tweed coat from SEH Kelly in green donegal wool. As per their website:

Coat, made in London, with heavy merino lambswool tweed (28oz) from a mill in County Donegal — ostensibly a mix of dark green and black yarn, but with so much more besides — and horn buttons from the West Midlands.

A classic walking coat, this: long and single-breasted, and with a two-piece raglan sleeve that allows a great range of movement in the upper body. Very helpful when it comes to layering, too. "Balmacaan" is the traditional name for this style of coat — from the Balmacaan forest in Scotland.

The coat has a collar of sizeable proportions, cut to sit straight when down, and really hug the neck when up. On one side there is a chin-strap. This buttons across, one side to the other, and keeps the collar upright when the going gets gusty. It can be buttoned back, too, or let to hang loose and lopsided.

There's a short cuff tab, running backwards from the outer sleeve seam, which offers two levels of tightness.

The buttons on the coat are horn, dark in colour and matte in finish. Because each is a thing of nature, they each differ subtly in shade and marking, one to the neck. The coat has a fly-front, with the buttons hidden away when fastened, so less likely to snag on barbed wire, bramble, and other outdoor perils

The balmacaan has side-entry pockets at the front, which are set at just the right height for the inward plunging of hands. Simple enough, you might first assume ...

... but these pockets also have a secret. They serve as a portal, see, which leads the hand all the way through to the inside of the coat. The annals of outerwear have it that this originates in army coats from a century or more ago — making it easy to access the shirt or jacket or trouser worn underneath the coat.

At the back lurks a deep vent, extending over a third up the length of the coat. It is constructed in the old-fashioned and faintly over-complicated manner of mid-century British walking coats, and means there's more coat to the coat to expand when the wearer lurches forwards or sideways.

One more pocket: this time on the inside, on the left-side as worn, and set a little lower than normal to make things easier on the elbows. It is a chest pocket of standard wallet- or mobile-size.

The coat is lined halfway down the back with a smooth and slinky satin, cut as a single panel. It helps with sliding the balmacaan on and off, being as the outer cloth has the potential for friction. The sleeves, too, are lined with the same cloth.

The cloth is thick, heavy barleycorn tweed, Donegal writ through. The yarn — a warp of dark green and a weft of black — is alive with little flecks of unexpected shades, from amber to lime to magenta. It is merino lambswool, softer than one might assume, and fairs mightily well in the wet and the windy.
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