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There was a gap in the clouds yesterday so I took the chance to photograph the latest prototype of the British Warm.

It's a double-breasted overcoat, which deviates from the British Warm / officers coats of tradition by having no epaulettes but rather a saddle shoulder -- much in the same way as our greatcoat, echoing what should be there but isn't. It also means you get a nice soft shoulder and an overall less sententious profile.

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Looks very nice. Does the saddle shoulder accommodate a broader shoulder, much like a raglan? Have you decided on length yet?
 

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Looks very nice. Does the saddle shoulder accommodate a broader shoulder, much like a raglan? Have you decided on length yet?

It'll end up about the same length as the Chesterfield (44 inches) -- maybe slightly longer.

The saddle shoulder does tend to accommodate more shapes of shoulder, yes -- whether broad or slim or sloping. It's a variation on a raglan in essence!
 

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Good morning Paul.

The British Warm is looking very interesting. Is the Chesterfield set to return later this year? Perhaps in a tweed..?

Not this year, no, and if it does reappear one day it's more likely to stick in its niche of smart heavy overcoating (though never say never of course).
 

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Ah well it’s good to know what to expect! I’m trying to work out which of your offerings would be best as a beat-all-winter long coat. I’d like it to go to knee level and i am 6’ 1” and i do like a bit of tweed.
 

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Ah well it’s good to know what to expect! I’m trying to work out which of your offerings would be best as a beat-all-winter long coat. I’d like it to go to knee level and i am 6’ 1” and i do like a bit of tweed.

Gotcha!

Both the Ulster and balmacaan are coming back later this year in heavily textured tweed. The chap in the photograph here is your height so you can see at least how the Ulster would fare.

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@sehkelly Hello! I'm thinking of getting the raincoat to wear over a suit or a sport coat during the warmer months. Are the sleeves roomy enough to accommodate a jacket underneath?
 

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@sehkelly Hello! I'm thinking of getting the raincoat to wear over a suit or a sport coat during the warmer months. Are the sleeves roomy enough to accommodate a jacket underneath?

It depends on the jacket — what it is made from and how it is structured.

I'd say a lightweight worsted suit jacket would be fine, but something bulkier (a woollen or cotton) might be a struggle, and sizing up would be advisable. Of course, it also depends on your preferences for fit and feel — if you are keen on something easy and relaxed, then again, sizing up seems sensible. I can wear a shirt and worsted SB jacket underneath the raincoat, all in the same size, but the raincoat in one size larger feels better. Of course, the flipside of this is that the raincoat is a little too roomy the rest of the time (which for me is most of the time) and so I stick with my regular size.
 

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In shirt news, we've finished some shirts in cotton needlecord with a revamped button-down collar.

The collar is cut to have the pleasing roll of an old-school button-down at the front, but with the sides sitting very neat and precise.

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We've made them in black, rust, and this barley / biscuit colour.
 

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Asking a question I probably already know the answer to, but alas - Paul, how much thicker is the needlecord compared to the cotton calico? I just made a L work in the fall but wondering if shrinkage or a thicker cloth here might push me into XL territory.
 

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