The London Lounge

This is the first coat John made for me. Cloth is W Bill shetland tweed. We had two fittings during my 10 days stay in London. Then I got the coat by mail, and noticed a few small problems after a couple of wearings. They were all agreed upon and fixed during my second visit to London. So, in effect I had something similiar to three fittings.

One interesting thing is the shape of the breast pocket. Initially, I disliked it (considering it to be too “squarish”), and wanted it to be changed. After discussion with John, though, I decided to give it a chance, and try for a year — with the agreement that he will change the pocket (make it narrower) if I would still want so. John believes that this shape is more “old and traditional”, “like they were in the 30s”.