- Mar 8, 2002
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I thought I was being blase in my description when I wrote that sentence!Is it two pockets or one pocket with two entries?
After owning the 10 ply sweater and looked around some of the well known brands I possess, I think SEH has already joined the giantsI dare say whatever we design, whenever it is designed, will be substantially different to those glorious titans of the knitwear world.
Just snagged the slim, small in sand. Was there a return? I could have sworn I was cursing the gods a while back that you were all out. I have them in umber which my wife lovingly refers to as my airship captain pants.
Here's an update on the previously mooted balmacaan project with Styleforum (codename: Balmacaan Project with Styleforum) ...
It is no longer mooted. Rather, It is definite and it is happening.
For anyone not privy to discussions thus far, we will be making a special version of the balmacaan along with and alongside Styleforum. The balmacaan proved the most popular choice among the people here on the thread when the idea was introduced last month, and in particular, a version slightly longer than our current offering (below).
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The next step is the fun part: picking cloth.
I've been in discussion with the mill in Donegal which supplies every year the cloth for our balmacaan, and received this week a selection of tweeds with a herringbone design. These are all the same weight (and indeed, exactly the same quality) as the barleycorn tweed used for the balmacaan above.
Again, herringbone was a popular suggestion when the idea was first discussed here last month. However, we're by no means wedded to it, and the only governing criteria for the cloth for the balmacaan are the weight (the weight must be coat weight, i.e. about the same as used previously) and from the same mill (we're loyal) ... that's it. The herringbone seems to have wide appeal, but nice alternatively might be a plain version of the cloth, since the Donegal yarn is already alive with those neps and burrs of colour. Or, indeed, a barleycorn again.
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What do people think is the best way to go forward? One of those voting polls? Perhaps some more photographs, closer, of the tweeds here, and a description of the colours for any members for whom descriptions would be useful? Bigger swatches of a handful of them? I am at your service!
I was thinking if we can trim the selection eventually down to a final three, we could make mock-ups of the balmacaan -- i.e. a collar and front -- before a final vote and then ... we make some coats (after the summer).
Paul (and Sara)