The last two weeks of August are the time to think about overcoats. There is just time to have one made if that is called for, and the coming month is when the current crop should visit the tailor to have buttons replaced, the lining repaired and other maintenance performed that may have been neglacted when winter ended months ago.
Participants in the ASW overcoating project will be happy to know that the cloth is woven and ready for dispatch. Delayed when the first batch of thread was deemed unsatisfactory by the mill, it is, as promised, a 22 ounce/700 gram black and white herringbone flannel executed in a mixture of cashmere and lambswool.
Mine will be double breasted, with sleeve cuffs like the coat on the man to the right of the Esquire illustration.