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Here's the latest version of the topcoat we have been working on.

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It's coming together!

Likely, we'll make it in tweed in the autumn, rather the melton here. Not the same tweed as the balmacaan -- not as heavy and not so pronounced a pattern -- but from the same part of the world, and the same fine, soft lambswoolliness.
 

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More coat business today.

We've made the balmacaan in a nice, light showerproof cotton, which we haven't done in quite a few years.

The plan was for the duster to occupy the "long coat good in the rain" niche but the balmacaan has a more casual, everyday manner about it that seemed to make more sense this time around.

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Here's the latest version of the topcoat we have been working on.

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It's coming together!

Likely, we'll make it in tweed in the autumn, rather the melton here. Not the same tweed as the balmacaan -- not as heavy and not so pronounced a pattern -- but from the same part of the world, and the same fine, soft lambswoolliness.
Any idea the coat sleeves shortening-able? 🥲
 

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I think you mentioned the topcoat would be a bit slimmer in a `instead of a jacket` manner despite being an "overcoat". Are you taking in the waist at all? Figured for an overcoat, you'd be using more of a straight silhouette. I imagine it could be altered after the fact, whether that's a good idea or not is another matter.

Are you planning on using any structure in the shoulder? Think you mentioned that the SB isn't structured.

Also, have you ever used or considered down? Or making a padded piece? Not sure if that's your thing, more curious if you've found anything interesting historically with regards to padded garments in the UK.

Realizing that the background of the topcoat is likely a shipping container. Surprised at how much I like it. Just enough to be interesting without distracting from the coat.
 

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Love the balmacaan in cotton cambric. This color is great--are there any other colors in the works?
I had the same question. Paul said that an olive color will be on the site in a week or so.
 

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I think you mentioned the topcoat would be a bit slimmer in a `instead of a jacket` manner despite being an "overcoat". Are you taking in the waist at all? Figured for an overcoat, you'd be using more of a straight silhouette. I imagine it could be altered after the fact, whether that's a good idea or not is another matter.

Are you planning on using any structure in the shoulder? Think you mentioned that the SB isn't structured.

Also, have you ever used or considered down? Or making a padded piece? Not sure if that's your thing, more curious if you've found anything interesting historically with regards to padded garments in the UK.

Realizing that the background of the topcoat is likely a shipping container. Surprised at how much I like it. Just enough to be interesting without distracting from the coat.

That's right, yes — it is cut with quite a lot of shape in the body (for us) and is probably optimally worn with a shirt and sweater, or just a shirt, rather than like a fully-fledged overcoat over a jacket (which wouldn't work).

And it has shoulder pads, thin ones, so there's a bit of structure there, too.

I am very happy with the shape. It has good "hanger appeal" (as hopefully evidenced above) but sits very well on the body, too, and immediately upgrades my slovenly appearance.

We've made padded items before, using the otherwise-discarded wool of British sheep. The paddock jacket, which is a new design we have been working on, will have lightweight padding, although we haven't yet decided (or really thought about) what type of padding.

The background is just the side of a factory! Not very glamorous but needs must.
 

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