Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Manton, Feb 10, 2008.
Worth a look. Also the wheat and dark beige.
Dugdale's New Fine Classics (on their website) has a nice batch of taupe/beige suitings, 10oz.
Has anyone had any experience with having a trench coat made?
Im looking for some suggestions of appropriate mills/books to look for. So far all i have found is the H&S trenchcoat book. I assume that would be ideal but would like some feedback if anyone has used it themselves or suggestions of some other options.
Tailors tend to think of trenchcoats as manufactured garments, not items to be made by hand. If nothing else, getting the water-resistant seams right is something not many shops do routinely.
Are you saying that it's something they don't/can't do?
I'm getting a suit and coat made by a local tailor I have not tried before. He said he can make a trench coat for me but the only appropriate cloth he has is H&S; though he is happy to use anything I can source myself. Do you think this means he is a bit of a hack?
I jad not considered the waterproofing issue. I assumed that was just a matter of using the right fabric.
If he'll make it, then go for it.
iirc, they do other blends as well off of the XmilmilX base... in any case i'm sure i'd agree it's a nice fabric. the straight-up 15mil that i recall was like something between lambswool and cashmere but seemed more like wool in apparent durability. good stuff.
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