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Paul, do you have any plans for the SB3 this year? like the fabric choices and colors? Also, does anyone here has the tielocken with fit pics? I would love to see more fit pics from users here :D
No sir — the SB3 is taking the rest of the year off. I think the next time we make it will be the spring again, since I recently had a meeting with a chap who makes the tropical worsted, and he had a few new colours up his sleeves.

The SB3 is nice in soft lambswool, though, and not bad in corduroy, so it's a shame it won't return this year. But we generally find coats are very popular in the winter, and shorter woollen jackets — besides a few ardent supporters! — aren't quite so well received.

I don't have any photographs of the tielocken myself, but of all our coats and jackets, I deem it among the most easy to wear and flexible in terms of the receiving physique. And we're currently making a few for some stores in Japan, so perhaps in a few months there will be a few more photographs to see online.
 

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Paul, I know I'm frightfully late to the party here but what are my chances of securing a green Balmacaan in a size S? Will there be any "extra" pieces made up over-and-above those that have been pre-ordered?
 

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Paul, I know I'm frightfully late to the party here but what are my chances of securing a green Balmacaan in a size S? Will there be any "extra" pieces made up over-and-above those that have been pre-ordered?
You might just be in luck, sir!

Drop me a line via DM, if you like, and we'll try to work something out.
 

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Hi Paul,

I was wondering if this iteration of the work jacket in the cedar colorway is set to make a comeback this fall/winter?

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Afraid not, no. We don't have plans to make the work jacket again this year.

However, for what it's worth, we are currently making a heavy corduroy version of the trucker jacket (e.g. https://www.sehkelly.com/trucker-jacket-in-bedford-cord-in-marine-blue/) — which in several ways shares similarities with the work jacket.

They should be made by this time next month, I should think, in dark green and a brown not dissimilar to the cedar of that work jacket.
 

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You might just be in luck, sir!

Drop me a line via DM, if you like, and we'll try to work something out.
On the subject of the balmacaan in general, by the way, we've been told by the weavers in Ireland that the cloth will be ready by the end of August, which is later than anticipated (turns out the place that spins the yarn is taking three weeks of holiday this year rather than two).

We'll still be on track for completion of the coats in September, though.

And we're certainly itching to go. The pattern is now complete, tweaked to within an inch of its life, and hanging besides a freshly pressed and to my eyes perfect sample, in readiness for arrival of the tweed.
 

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On the subject of the balmacaan in general, by the way, we've been told by the weavers in Ireland that the cloth will be ready by the end of August, which is later than anticipated (turns out the place that spins the yarn is taking three weeks of holiday this year rather than two).

We'll still be on track for completion of the coats in September, though.

And we're certainly itching to go. The pattern is now complete, tweaked to within an inch of its life, and hanging besides a freshly pressed and to my eyes perfect sample, in readiness for arrival of the tweed.
Any updates to the pattern besides the added length and the extra tab enclosure on the reverse pleat/vent?

very excited to see the cloth in all its glory.
 

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Any updates to the pattern besides the added length and the extra tab enclosure on the reverse pleat/vent?

very excited to see the cloth in all its glory.
No — no change apart from ...

Up until now, the access-point to the through-pocket from the inside of the coat has been covered with a flap.

It was a jetted pocket covered with a flap, is what I mean (sorry, I am struggling to write coherently in this heat). The flap was particularly large, as it a) had to span quite a wide opening, and b) had to be commensurately deep because it was so wide.

We have now changed this to a "storm welt" pocket opening, like you sometimes see on the outside of technical jackets.

The fingers have to go up and under and "through" the storm-welt to access the pocket — serving exactly the same function as the original pocket flaps, but without the flaps / flapping / flappiness. It is slightly tidier and more streamlined design, I think. Plus, the flaps had a tendency over time to go inside the pocket, and thus not serve their function (of closing the mouth of the pocket).
 

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