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For sure, yes — but probably not for another 12 or 18 months.

We try to ensure that every new development sticks around for the long term, but being as we are rather top-heavy when it comes to jackets, there are a few on the periphery such as the DB, engineer jacket, field jacket — more niche styles, I mean — for which there's only room for an appearance every few years.
 

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Slowly but surely we're making more stuff suitable for the spring and summer.

We've just added some shorts (based on the slim trousers this year, so with the belt at the back) and new dress trousers in linen ...

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There's a little bit more to come, too, as well as some new shirts — including the sleep shirt, which isn't really a shirt — early next month.
 

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I must admit I don't have any to hand at present, but for the time being, you can see some chaps in Japan wearing the standard trouser (the precursor to the dress trousers, sharing 95 per cent DNA) at https://loftman.co.jp/e-ma/81895 and https://loftman.co.jp/e-ma/147992.

Slim pickings, I know! I'll get on the case ...
 

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The raglan shirt was retired a few years ago.

Most of its ideas and design in the years since have found their way into other styles -- mostly the field shirt and popover -- although the half hidden placket is still floating in the ether ...
 

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And another mid-layer which doesn't really follow in any footsteps set by the old raglan shirt, except besides the fact it has a one-piece sleeve, is ... the sleep shirt, which debuted on the site at the weekend just gone.

It's a curious fellow, this one, emanating from an overactive mind during lockdown last summer. There's not a seam wasted, in that the fastening at the front is part of the sleeve, in a certain manner of speaking.

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The cloth is what's known as union broadcloth, and is mostly cotton with a few per cent of linen thrown in — both natural / undyed, so you get random streaks of impurities and the slubs.

It joins the smock and the popover in the "things you can easily throw over your head in summer" category of mid-layers.
 

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For anyone who:

(a) is feeling inordinately proactive, or
(b) enjoys dressing against rather with the season

... we've just made a handful of peacoats in dark navy about three months ahead of our usual schedule (long story).

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We usually have a waiting list for these by the time autumn comes around, so it's unnerving, frankly, to have them so early. They're at http://sehkel.ly/pea.
 

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For anyone who:

(a) is feeling inordinately proactive, or
(b) enjoys dressing against rather with the season

... we've just made a handful of peacoats in dark navy about three months ahead of our usual schedule (long story).

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We usually have a waiting list for these by the time autumn comes around, so it's unnerving, frankly, to have them so early. They're at http://sehkel.ly/pea.
I like most of what you produce, but the SEH Kelly peacoat is absolute perfection. I can’t think of another item in my possession that is more perfectly what it is supposed to be than your peacoat.
 

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I like most of what you produce, but the SEH Kelly peacoat is absolute perfection. I can’t think of another item in my possession that is more perfectly what it is supposed to be than your peacoat.
Not sure what to say to that (other than "thanks, Patrick — the cheque's in the post").

I'm incredibly pleased you're so happy with it.

We've made the peacoat again in dark navy, as pictured above, as well as a handful in a slightly heavier melton in slate blue. We used it a few years ago for the trench coat (see below) and while I'm a purist myself, holding the dark navy above all else, it's nice to see the coat in another colour again.

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Paul, if one of the screws attaching the arms to our sunglasses were to undo itself and disappear, what would be the recommended course of action? Are the screws a common size?
 

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Paul, if one of the screws attaching the arms to our sunglasses were to undo itself and disappear, what would be the recommended course of action? Are the screws a common size?
Yes, it should be very straightforward for an optician to replace — the more obscure and esoteric the better (there's an incredible place called Specstacular near our workshop which specialises in restoring vintage frames) ...

... but it should be standard fare for any reputable optician.
 

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More things which are new -- this time the smock, which was known as the henley before today, and was before that known as the "sort of popover or pullover thing which is really simple."

It's not actually as simple as it looks. This is true both in the actual sense -- it has a set-in placket, darts in the elbow, huge diamond-shape gussets under the arm, and vents like the back of a coat on either side (most or all of which helps to make it as easy as possible to slide on and off).

It also proved true in the process sense, as we find it trickier to be confident about ostensibly simple "basics" than things like parkas or trench coats. (Perhaps this is like how it is easier in some ways to make a good dish from twenty ingredients than it is a steak or omelette cooks just right. I dunno.)

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Anyway, there's a linen cambric version and a lighter-weight silk-linen poplin version. I expected to champion the latter more than the former, as the cloth is delightful, but in eventuality, it is the all-linen version that I think I prefer the most, perhaps because it holds its shape a little better (at least on the hanger).

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Not sure if this is the best place but does anyone have a SMALL maybe XS of this smock version they would like to sell? I think I like 2 button style over 1 button style of the sleep shirt. Also that diamond gusset hmm
 

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