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Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by JohnnyLaw, Dec 1, 2011.

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  1. JChance

    JChance Senior member

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    I concur. Ventless makes me feel like a high schooler wearing it.
     
  2. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    The most formal of jackets are still ventless, though... Evening suits are traditionally made ventless because the only place you are going to park your butt is in your seat.
     
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    My tweed jacket is ventless and I have no problems when I sit down.
    I unbutton it.
     
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    jacket length 29.5 in and below... I'd prefer ventless. 31 inches and up, vents would look nice, but I don't mind ventless. this is on a 6 feet height.
     
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    Do you guys not put your hands in your pockets?

    even on tuxedo jackets, vents are essential for me
     
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    pockets inaccessible means jacket often buttoned, hence a more formal setting... in which admittedly longer and vented jacket are worn.

    It's the Barena-style jackets that I usually wear unbuttoned, therefore access to pockets are easy and vents would be unnecessary.
     
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    sehkelly Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    What venting. (Sorry.)

    Speaking of vents, we just added one (and only one) to a new development -- a casual SB2 -- at the factory. We have found that the short and very simple SB1 is good for some people, the more traditional trappings of the SB3 are good for others -- and so what better way to satisfy anyone left out than with an SB2.

    As well as being the mathematical average of the SB1 and SB3, the SB2 will introduce a few new ideas and motifs we have been working on since the spring. The notch on the collar has been lowered by at least one inch, which seems to change the proportions at the front of the jacket -- or rather, how they appear -- considerably. We are also playing around with stitch-through pockets, softer shoulders, and slightly narrower arm-holes than our jackets have previously had.

    Further down the line, once the development is complete, we hope this jacket will be a candidate for the new Hebridean tweed, which as mentioned above ought to go into work next month. They will be sober, I think, but full of texture, and I hope cloth and jacket will go together well.

    Paul
     
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    sehkelly Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Afternoon all

    The last of our shipments to Japan left the factory this week, which is good news for many reasons -- especially because it means what we call the "overlap garments" (garments which we sell in Japan and on our website) are as good as finished.

    The first of are calico-cotton shirts, which are made from a natural ecru cotton, and then garment-dyed by some clever colour-masters in the East Midlands. In true time-honoured garment-dyed tradition, the cloth crumples up a little bit, and you get that nice satisfying crinkled quality at the seams.

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    The second set of garments are the first things we've made with wool for quite some time. It is a suit -- or rather a three-button jacket and trouser, made with the same lambswool-merino suiting from an old mill in West Yorkshire. It is good winter suiting, being fairly thick, but with a surprisingly good drape and very soft handle (thanks to the merino no doubt).

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    Horn buttons all round, buggy lining for the trousers and to-the-knee lining for the trouser, and two shades of grey to start with.

    Oh -- and one vent.

    Paul
     
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    :plain:

    Throwing my lot in with the ventless crowd although I like B!CD's idea of optional vents for impromptu horseback rides and pocket usage.
     
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    Exactly. That detail give the oppertunity to have more relaxed fit, and is one I like very much on my Barbour Bedale.

    (One could argue that double vents on a coat is for farmer, and have no place in town. Alas in this day, a gentlemen is forced to tolerate such blatant behavior).
     
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    Here, and Here.

    I couldn't find an article for it, but I went to Western Ontario for New years eve 2014, and it dropped to -63C with the wind there. In true Canadian form, we had a bbq. Here is a decent video of hot water thrown in the air at -40C.
     
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    My apologies; I stand humbled and corrected. :laugh:
     
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    Haha don't worry about it. I sincerely wish I was wrong. This is why I like my sweaters made with bullet stopping thickness.
     
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    Paul,

    Found this old reply from 2012 and I'm wondering if the sleeve measurements on your website are still the same as what you describe above. It would seem so, since for instance looking at the charcoal grandad shirt, the XL is listed as having a 25" sleeve, but that's also puzzling me because it would seem based on what you are saying then that there is only a 2" difference from the top of the armhole to the bottom, which definitely doesn't seem right. I'm looking at size XS for me personally and the shoulder and sleeve measurements seem very small for otherwise normal sounding neck and chest measurements. Sorry to be so pedantic but perhaps you could elaborate on how you are measuring.
     
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    Oh yes. Short and simple answer to this one.

    These days, we measure sleeve-length in the standard way (down the outside of the arm).

    Paul
     
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    Damn, that's too bad. Love what I see of the products, but sounds like I'm well outside your pattern (too tall and/or too thin).
     
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    I'm curious how thigh is measured for your trousers? The thigh measurements relative to other measurements of your trousers seem disproportionate - that is, really tight. Looking at the models, though, would suggest otherwise. For reference, I'm 6 feet, 160 lbs, and typically wear a size 31 waist - a proper fitting trouser for me would have a close to a 12 inch thigh.
     
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    Hmm.

    We measure thigh in the usual way: trouser laid down flat, measuring from seam to seam, across the thigh.

    Sounds to me like our proper trousers may be too tight for you.

    They are a traditional, roomy, cut in the waist and seat, and wide on the leg. After the first two "looks" on http://www.sehkelly.com/worn/, all trousers are the same style as the new moleskin ones.

    You can also see a few images of the moleskin trousers being worn, face on, standing up, at http://www.selectism.com/2014/08/21/s-e-h-kelly-offer-options-for-tricky-pre-fall-weather/. You can see that they are generous in the leg (all are size S, which is 32 on the waist when not cinched).

    Everyone has different standards of what is wide-fitting, of course, but they are the widest trousers I have ever worn, and they have earned something of a following here in East London among local, disproportionately large-thighed, cyclists.

    I hope that helps.

    Paul
     
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    @sehkelly , two quick questions. Do you have any plans on restocking your 10 ply roll neck jumper by the year's end? And does your price include/exclude VAT? I am planning a trip to London sometime in December, and I would love to check out your shop. If I haven't spent all my money by then (i'm a student), I might pick up a sweater. They look sublime. Price seems great for non EU customers, especially considering most all of the best sweaters are made in the EU anyway.
     
  20. sehkelly

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    Hello

    Thank you for the kind words. Two moderately quick answers:

    * We will indeed be making more 10-ply jumpers, later this autumn, but the rollneck will not be amongst them. Instead, we have the crewneck again, in a few different four-yarn shades of grey.

    (We are also making a 6-ply jumper, and some cardigans, too; all of them super-soft lambswool, and all of them variations on our usual tuck-stitch.)

    * Prices on the website include VAT. To talk VAT-deduction issues, please drop me an email, any time you like, at paul@sehkelly.com.

    I hope that helps.

    Paul
     

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