Peacoat in oak brown Donegal tweed

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Garment

£445.00

Peacoat, made in London, with mid-brown tweed from County Donegal in Ireland, a lining of dark grey wool-melton from West Yorkshire, and horn buttons from the West Midlands.

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Sizing

The peacoat fits true to the marked size. Thus the mannequin, who is the most standard 38 chest in all the world, wears an M. It is cut more like a jacket, than a coat, and is not really intended to be worn over many thick layers.

XS S M L XL
To fit chest 36 38 40 42 44
Pit-to-pit 18 19 20 21 22
Shoulder 16 16½ 17 17½ 18
Sleeve length 24 24½ 24½ 25 26
Back length 28 28½ 29 29½ 30
The peacoat is, in most ways, a traditional peacoat — double-breasted, ten-button front, middling length — but it has a softer and more fitted shape. It also has a large collar, which is cut to hug the neck and has gently rounded corners, along with relaxed shoulders, and narrow sleeves.
The collar of the peacoat is cut to hug the back and sides of the neck, and then fall smoothly — not crumpled, not reluctantly, not limp and concave — at the front. It has also been given sufficient structure so that it may be worn up, down, or anywhere in between, and still hold its overall shape.
The peacoat has pointed cuff straps, and deep patch-pockets, the flaps of which have curved corners. These pockets are dual-use: they may be accessed from the top or as “warmer” slouch pockets from the side. Above them sit smaller cigarette pockets, with a button-loop fastening.
The cloth is a mid-weight tweed, woven in County Donegal in north-west Ireland by a father-and-son mill. It is what's known as a one-plus-one box weave, with two colours on the warp and one on the weft. Donegal being Donegal, the colours are made up of many different tones, thus each jacket is unique.
The melton lining is a very dense cloth, adding significantly to the warmth of the coat. There is a large pocket on the lower right-side (left) and a chest pocket opposite (below-right). Backing buttons (below-left) are all horn, and are made in the Midlands — just like the umpteen other buttons on the coat.

As worn

The gent here is 5'9" and is wearing size M. He has a chest size of 38", and there are reports — neither confirmed nor denied — that he weighs in just below 12 stone.

Development of

The peacoat, like every garment here, begins at the workshop as a sketch.
The sketch, as well as assorted other development sketches and notes, are developed into a pattern with a pattern-cutter — specialist subject: coats — at an outerwear factory in North London. The construction, shape, and details are plotted out over a period — all well — of two days.
The wool is woven by a sixth-generation mill in County Donegal in Ireland. Every inch of the cloth, every step of the way — from designing to warping to weaving — is overseen by one of two people; a father and son who continue the flecked tweed-weaving traditions of this part of Ireland.
The melton lining is woven by a mill in West Yorkshire. Tightly woven, 100% new wool, and with a smooth finish — it is for all intents and purpose a top-grade outerwear fabric, but is used on the garment internals here because it is supremely comfortable and friendly on the skin.
The horn buttons are cut, dyed, and polished, by the last remaining manufacturer of horn and corozo button in England. Based in the West Midlands, the factory has been in the hands of the same family since opening in the mid-1800s: five generations of top-quality button-making know-how.
Once the cloth has travelled from Ireland to the factory, its weight and characteristics well understood, a prototype is made in a comparable but less expensive cloth. Once the prototype is perfect — the balance, shape, and details just right — the peacoat can then, finally, go into full production.
Production means handing the job over to a team of outerwear specialists in North London. It is specialised skill, building coats from heavy cloth: making things that really last — all highly durable make techniques, heavy fusing, and turned seams — with-out the end-result becoming too bulky.

So they say

The coat was delivered this week. It is a thing of beauty and fits me perfectly, so please keep using those measurements. I will probably break down and wear it much sooner than the weather will allow, which is the sign of a pretty great coat.

So spoke a man who purchased the peacoat in merino hopsack in September of 2018.

The peacoat turned up, and it is fantastic. Beautiful detailing, and the quality is exceptional. I love it. Thanks again for all your help and impeccable customer service.

So said a gentleman who bought the peacoat in a camel-coloured melton in January 2018.

What a wonderful coat. I've been on an obsessive hunt for the ultimate peacoat for I-cant-tell-you-how-long, and this is genuinely a thing of beauty. Thank you. Also, my wife thanks you for her not having to discuss collar-width, hand-warmers, or Three Days of the Condor any more.

Kindly said by a gent who purchased the peacoat in heavy worsted overcoating in November 2017.

I bought a peacoat from you last year, I believe: amazing quality and nothing but compliments from everyone.

This gent bought the peacoat in Donegal's finest in October 2014.

I picked up the peacoat today. Of course, it looks impeccable. The tweed is really something. Thank you.

Another pleased peacoat purchaser, from November of 2015.