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An Overcoat

Added Dec 29, 2011

by elguanche

Cologne, Germany






Hi at all,

here you can see an overcoat, that was made during the christmas days.

It took a lot of nervs and time, because I just wanted to test the overcoat construction by using the Einheitssystem and so, I’ve chosen a cheap fabric. That fabric was not warm, therefore I decided to line this coat with paded lining. But that cotton wool sticked on the overfabric, which made it impossible to wear the garment without any folds and creases. Well then I had to take out the lining and line it itself ;-) That ment a nice solution.

One thing I hate is that in bought overcoats, the sleeves are never lined with something warm. But if it’s cold, I always have the problem, that my arms are cold. Therefore I needed a bigger sleeve, so that there will be enough space to install the padded lining. It worked quite well, but now, the ease of the sleeves is about 14% which also gives you a lot of comfort.

It came out a bit tooooo classic… in my opinion.

So long

Material Notes

Wool, cotton wool, lining




Garment Type
Business, Classic, Vintage

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    Dec 30, 2011, 02.33 AMby urbandon

    Very slick. Beautifully done once again.

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      Dec 30, 2011, 09.24 AMby elguanche

      Thank you Don! :)

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    Dec 29, 2011, 08.39 PMby Mary P.


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      Dec 29, 2011, 09.15 PMby elguanche

      Thank you :)

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    Dec 29, 2011, 04.15 PMby patti-r


    GQ is “Gentlemen’s Quarterly” Men’s Magazine for the Well Dressed Man.. It is big a compliment to you!!!


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      Dec 29, 2011, 05.02 PMby elguanche

      ahh of course! Now I remember! Thank you!!! :)

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    Dec 29, 2011, 02.27 PMby patti-r

    I think it looks very GQ, great job!!

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      Dec 29, 2011, 04.03 PMby elguanche

      Thank you!
      GQ? What’s that? :)

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    Dec 29, 2011, 01.08 PMby daisylynn

    I think it’s great. Classic but I don’t think it’s too classic. Great line and fit!

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      Dec 29, 2011, 04.03 PMby elguanche

      Thank you daisy! :)

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    Dec 29, 2011, 01.04 PMby martinK

    Hi guy, what a perfect work!!!! I like this slim silouette. One of my next projects will be such a coat. I want to draw the pattern with Müller&Sohn, the Chestfield coat. Did you ever try this? Be proud to wear it !!!!

    Greatings from Rotterdm


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      Dec 29, 2011, 04.03 PMby elguanche

      Hi Martin,

      thank you!!! :)

      Well, I know very well that pattern construction by M&S… But… I had some problems with the shoulder and backease… don’t remeber really. A friend of mine, real tailor, told me month ago, he had the same problem. Which he solved the way I did it… but can’t remeber :(
      I just said to myself, never use it again. Maybe you look after the Einheitssystem and study the hole book. I am very, very suprised about it. Although I’ve ever been a great friend of M&S. But maybe have a try with a cheap fabric and look, how it will come out.

      So long

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