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That is good to hear.

Thanks.

While we do not specialize in the sort of clothing you find in the performance/active category — with the taped seams, such as you mention — the fact we like to use robust cloth and have a predilection for excessively thorough construction means all our cotton jackets fare pretty well in the rain.

And it is a sliding scale, of course, and the more weatherproof you make a jacket the less everyday / casual / versatile it becomes — at least in my eyes.

An interesting subject the more I think about it!
Indeed, I was very happy with its performance, no moisture made its way through the cotton whatsoever. What I love about your clothing is the embrace of the best traditional materials--performance as nature best intended--and elevated with a nod to modernity.
 

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Hello, I hope it's not inappropriate to ask you directly for sizing advice. Im about 177cm, typically a 36 in North America but I've always had a tricky time with English makers, I'm very interested in your trench coat in cosmos, and curious if you would recommend a XS or S?
 

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Hello, I hope it's not inappropriate to ask you directly for sizing advice. Im about 177cm, typically a 36 in North America but I've always had a tricky time with English makers, I'm very interested in your trench coat in cosmos, and curious if you would recommend a XS or S?

Eminently appropriate!

It'd be remiss of me to suggest any size other than XS.

Our sizing is very consistent (unless otherwise stated, cases of which these days are rare) and the trench is as true to size as any other garment in our collection.

The size XS is cut for a chest of 36 so unless you're keen on a relaxed fit, we're very much in "36 is the bullseye" territory here.
 

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Paul, do you expect any additional colors in the new polo this season? I sadly see that nearly all of the seaweed was taken by the tide . . . . Cheers!
 

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Paul, do you expect any additional colors in the new polo this season? I sadly see that nearly all of the seaweed was taken by the tide . . . . Cheers!

We've no plans to make more of them, or more in other colours, sorry to say — not for a year at least.
 

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Eminently appropriate!

It'd be remiss of me to suggest any size other than XS.

Our sizing is very consistent (unless otherwise stated, cases of which these days are rare) and the trench is as true to size as any other garment in our collection.

The size XS is cut for a chest of 36 so unless you're keen on a relaxed fit, we're very much in "36 is the bullseye" territory here.
Understood! I'm certainly going to keep it in mind for the fall, once i've unloaded the last of my Gore Tex. Thank you very much!
 

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It's not, no — it is more likely to return either spring next year or winter next year.

Its redevelopment is in a good state, but other developments of similar ilk have leapfrogged it (the engineer jacket and a new golf / Harrington jacket style). We've also made a few tweaks to the trucker jacket, which we hope to release later this year, and the work jacket, which we hope to reintroduce in the spring.

Lots of activity in the "fairly short and casual jacket" aisle, the past couple of years, albeit with nothing yet to show for it.

I'll add you to the waiting list anyway: thanks very much for your interest!
Regarding the new golf/Harrington jacket, is that planned for release this year, or still in the development stage? Thank you, as always, for your thoughts!
 

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Regarding the new golf/Harrington jacket, is that planned for release this year, or still in the development stage? Thank you, as always, for your thoughts!

The gratitude is all mine — I can only say thank you for your interest.

The Harrington / golf jacket is at least six months off, and probably more. We seem to be in a situation where we have quite a lot of jacket and coat styles, both old and new, jostling for time and attention, but our actual pipeline (I mean, what we make and release on our website) is narrow, so there's only room for ten per cent of them at any given time.

The jacket is in a good state, however. It has a good concept and apart from a slightly wayward collar at present, and some basic fit issues, it's nearly there. Sometimes a new design takes a while to find its feet and needs lots of tweaking, and sometimes even wholesale rethinking, for us to feel good about it. The Harrington / golf had a good idea from the start, which worked well on paper and in actual practice, so it is on the right track and I don't anticipate any complications.
 

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The gratitude is all mine — I can only say thank you for your interest.

The Harrington / golf jacket is at least six months off, and probably more. We seem to be in a situation where we have quite a lot of jacket and coat styles, both old and new, jostling for time and attention, but our actual pipeline (I mean, what we make and release on our website) is narrow, so there's only room for ten per cent of them at any given time.

The jacket is in a good state, however. It has a good concept and apart from a slightly wayward collar at present, and some basic fit issues, it's nearly there. Sometimes a new design takes a while to find its feet and needs lots of tweaking, and sometimes even wholesale rethinking, for us to feel good about it. The Harrington / golf had a good idea from the start, which worked well on paper and in actual practice, so it is on the right track and I don't anticipate any complications.
Understood, thank you, as always, for your response.

I am surprised that there is anything remaining on your website--every single item I have purchased has been perfection. I have FOMO when seeing anything that catches my eye, and even then, sometimes miss them, recently in the case of the seaweed polo!

Cheers.
 

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Hi Paul - I can’t find any photos of the raincoat on a human - any chance?

Here's one!

Finally.

More to come.

raincoat-cotton-cambric-sand-worn-1@2x.jpg
 

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With regard to the different trousers, what is your choice for combining with the S.E.H polo or sweater? I ask only because my default has always been flat-front, lower rise chinos on the slimmer side, but the slimmest option with lowest rise appears to be the double pleated, more formal dress pants. The field pants seem like they might be the answer but I wanted to pick your brains before taking the plunge! Cheers.
 

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With regard to the different trousers, what is your choice for combining with the S.E.H polo or sweater? I ask only because my default has always been flat-front, lower rise chinos on the slimmer side, but the slimmest option with lowest rise appears to be the double pleated, more formal dress pants. The field pants seem like they might be the answer but I wanted to pick your brains before taking the plunge! Cheers.

The field trousers are easily our most wide leg, the work trousers are the most narrow (I think of them as straight and verging on slim) and the dress trousers are in between, cut like a classic pair of suit trousers.

In terms of their respective rises, they are all a similar experience, differing by a half inch here and there (although because the waistband on the field trousers rises up in a curved shape at the back, the back rise is about two inches more).

I think of all three of our trousers styles as "traditional" and sensible, with a higher rise than a contemporary pair of chinos, and certainly more than most jeans, but not as high a rise as, say, a pair of trousers that are specifically designated "high rise".
 

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The field trousers are easily our most wide leg, the work trousers are the most narrow (I think of them as straight and verging on slim) and the dress trousers are in between, cut like a classic pair of suit trousers.

In terms of their respective rises, they are all a similar experience, differing by a half inch here and there (although because the waistband on the field trousers rises up in a curved shape at the back, the back rise is about two inches more).

I think of all three of our trousers styles as "traditional" and sensible, with a higher rise than a contemporary pair of chinos, and certainly more than most jeans, but not as high a rise as, say, a pair of trousers that are specifically designated "high rise".

... and in terms of what works best with our knitwear, I hope that they're all equally viable — they're not at all separate in my mind in that respect. I am sure we've photographed them in every combination over the years!
 

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... and in terms of what works best with our knitwear, I hope that they're all equally viable — they're not at all separate in my mind in that respect. I am sure we've photographed them in every combination over the years!
Outstanding, I appreciate your thoughts and detailed feedback!
 

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