Huntsman British Warm in heavy Melton

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  1. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    From http://www.h-huntsman.com/blog/introducing-the-british-warm-overcoat
    Do NOT look at the rest of their blog. It will give you a sad. Like watching someone jump of a bridge slowly.
     
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    A great example of a now not so popular overcoat style. The style has been on the wane ever since National Service ended and British Military cut backs after the Cold War I suppose.
     
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    That looks great. I'm really disappointed that living in California precludes me from owning too many overcoats.
     


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    Wasn't there some controversy over the particular cloth that's used? I remember reading that it tailored very badly, so all the Savile Row houses wanted to get rid of it. Huntsman bought all the stock and started marketing it to Americans last year as a "British Warm". At least that's how the story goes.
     
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    It must have been a particularly badly manufactured run rather the type of fabric in general. I have a vintage overcoat (which appears to have never been worn) in that same kind of fabric, and it's fabulous. I just need to get the arms shortened... pics soon.
     
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  8. Griffyndor

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    There was only controversy if you think someone anonymously slandering a tailoring house based on alleged rumor is controversy. For what it's worth, I've seen the sample from the picture and it's pretty magnificent. It's hard to imagine having to hand stitch that cloth and I don't envy the people that have to do so. The coat was a little too heavy for me but trying it on convinced me that i should commission a huntsman overcoat soon.
     
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  9. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Lol. I posted this with you in mind, thinking you would admit it was yours. I have a similar cut overcoat from Dege in a heavy navy Melton-like herringbone.

    I am glad Patrick will keep you as a customer though I find the l'Roubi stuff off putting. That, and I haven't heard from them since Peter Smith left.
     
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    I don't think I share the same view of style as Roubi but he is passionate about the brand and a far as I can tell he stays out of Pat's way. I think my buying has shifted more toward Cifonelli than huntsman, but that has more to do with exchange rates than anything else.
     
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    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Have you spoken to Peter since he moved? I have heard nothing.
    I assume that is because I am a small-timer.
     
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  12. Griffyndor

    Griffyndor Senior member

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    I haven't Dopey but I would assume that peter can't contact old huntsman customers either because he is contractually restricted or because he doesn't feel that it is appropriate (or both). I think the split was amicable as Peter was particularly close with huntsman'so previous owners and wouldn't have left while the brand was under their watch, but that once they left it was pretty easy to take what I understand to be a magnificent offer with RA.
     


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    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    That makes sense, though I don't recall hearing from H either. I might have gotten a mailing but I was used to getting a phone call.
     


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    Well, I hope it keeps you warm..
     


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    Stumbled across this post when trying to find out what has become of Karl. Was the interview published anywhere? And do you happen to know if Karl is still in business?
     


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