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Buffon.bj

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Hi Paul, one more question before I place the pre-order: if one should wish to slightly take in the coat at the waist, would it be relatively easy? I just noticed that compared to my other balmacaan, yours is some centimeters larger in the waist. I wouldn't think it should matter that much, but if it started to bother me, it'd be nice to know if it were an easy fix for a tailor :)
 

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Hi Paul, one more question before I place the pre-order: if one should wish to slightly take in the coat at the waist, would it be relatively easy? I just noticed that compared to my other balmacaan, yours is some centimeters larger in the waist. I wouldn't think it should matter that much, but if it started to bother me, it'd be nice to know if it were an easy fix for a tailor :)
It might be tricky, truth be told, because the body of our balmacaan is made quite differently (and more difficultly) to most coats of this ilk.

The exterior has a side body, and the interior facing has all sorts of fairly complicated goings-on because of the two-way pockets.

A good tailor could figure it out and surely do a good job, but it's not a "run of the mill" alteration, that's for sure.

(An easier option would be to add side-adjusters.)
 

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That looks great. I almost wish that was the color being made
 

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It looks fantastic! Great job!

May I suggest having the belt made a tad longer, so it hangs a bit more when knotted?
Absolutely.

The belt there was rather hurriedly made for photographic purposes and the real deal will be many inches longer.
 

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That looks great. I almost wish that was the color being made
Cheers!

It is a nice cloth, but at the same time a "there's nothing wrong with it" cloth, in being not particularly exciting or different. The Donegal cloth will be chunkier, more textured — both to the eye and to the touch — and altogether a more convincing proposition for an overcoat.
 

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That looks crazy! Will this cloth be made for the sale or that is just the one? That is a perfect charcoal to me.

Nope, this is a cloth we had to hand at the time, the closest we could muster to the Donegal tweed.

The cloth for production is a heavier, thicker, chunkier herringbone, one dark green with black (imagine the above but darker and greener) and the other light grey with mid-grey (imagine the above but a few shades lighter and with more contrast).
 

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In non-balmacaan news, we've just put online this summer's version of the polo shirt ...

... which is much the same as previous years, but with a tweak here and there to the collar and the length of sleeves (they're longer).

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For some reason it looks better than in previous years with the collar open. Not sure why. Just sits nice. We'll try to bottle that magic for future!
 

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