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Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by JohnnyLaw, Dec 1, 2011.

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  1. sehkelly

    sehkelly Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    The fit of the balmacaan is identical to the car coat. We didn't change the upper body or sleeve a jot. It is longer, that's all, and with a bigger collar.

    The flight jacket is another outerwear development whose gestation has been an unexpectedly protracted one, for a litany of "we will laugh about this in a few years" reasons -- but which is nevertheless now complete. They aren't yet online yet, but they have been photographed, and so the first week of April seems a reasonable target.

    Happy to drop you a line when they're ready, if you like?
     
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    Yes, please.
     
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    Evening all

    A short and mostly harmless collection of words about the new Ventile Flyweight cloth is here: http://www.sehkelly.com/words/2017/03/ventiles-pt-5/.

    It is the fifth in our "Some Ventiles" series, which includes such instalments as Ripstop, Canvas, yarn-dyed, military / tent weight, and one other one which escapes me.

    We do love Ventile, here.

    Paul
     
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    Is the inside taped seams like other ventile raincoats?
     
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    No -- when we first began working with Ventile, I asked Mr. Ventile about taped seams, and he chuckled and said it was a waste of time.

    It does give you that technical / high-performance look, though, which I know some people like. And a very good idea with waxed cottons and Goretex, I believe.
     
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    On ventile (which in the most technical terms isn't 'waterproof', rather 'water resistant') taped seams are not going to do anything that the fabric isn't already doing. And if the jacket/coat is designed correctly (as this one looks to be: raglan sleeve, seam allowances pushed to the right direction and felled, no unnecessary seaming or stitching, etc.) then you'll be fine unless you're going out in a sustained downpour for extended time.
     
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    That does seem to be the consensus.

    Customers do often enquire about taped seams. I think it can be an aesthetic decision, often — I see a fair number of Ventile garments, old and new, with them. Personally, I don't think you can beat a neatly felled seam — especially when you see short lengths criss-crossing over, like sticking plasters, around vents and armpits, — but I can see the appeal.
     
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    Speaking of long rain-proof coats, we've brought back, from a somewhat prolonged hiatus, the trench coat.

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    This one is made with Ventile L19, which is one of the heavier and more rigid weights. Still a remarkably light thing on the back, though.

    It is half lined with Ventile, and being double-breasted and fully faced, you have two or even four layers of the stuff in some parts.

    Plus, this one has a two-piece belt (a belt with a retainer) and so you can adjust the length at the front so it is neither short stub nor Trumpian tie length. (More at http://sehkelly.com/male-pattern-boldness-pt-2/.)
     
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    How-do all

    We aren't really a company that specialises in "perennial" — preferring as we do to keep moving on, tweaking things, developing new garments, etc.

    Even when we do try to "do" perennial, we don't quite pull it off: the things always seem to sell out, and what good is a perennial that's out of stock?

    To this end comes a renewed effort to keep topped up our one perennial: the desert cotton shirt. We've just finished a fresh batch of them. Being as your "standard" shirtings — oxfords and so on — aren't woven in the British Isles these days, we (a) like to try these less likely materials, and (b) have no choice.

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    The desert cotton is, I suppose, and very different though they are, our equivalent of a good cotton oxford: wearable with just about anything, durable, and prone to getting better with age if you treat it the right way.

    They're back in stock now (for now).

    Paul
     
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    Smart new look to Styleforum, I see. Good work.

    Better late than never — new trousers have arrived at http://sehkelly.com/trousers/ this week.

    What we have is very much a showcase of the best linen we could get our mitts on. There's a stupendously heavy burlap material, which stands on the very brink of preposterous, but nevertheless makes for a very good and presumably forever-lasting trouser. There's just something about this cloth: the depth of colour, of the uneven knottiness of the yarn, or ... I don't know, but something.

    We've made some shorts in the same cloth, too, at http://sehkelly.com/shorts/.

    And there's the new pin-point linen, too, which I added to the website this morning. Another cloth from Northern Ireland — a more reasonable weight, a wonderful drape, a smooth and washed finish, and a colour and pattern that is right up our sráid.

    I would include images, but I can't yet work out how to do it with the new forum design.

    Paul
     

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