No pic for this post. The coat is finally finished and I’m waiting for huzbear Brian to come back from vacation to take some pictures of me modeling it. So while I wait, I thought it would be interesting to pull out my receipts and see how much the project has cost. Adding a generous $20 for thread and considering that I have enough hair canvas and flannel lining for another coat, the total is $165. Just for the heck of it I suggest you check out the Ralph Lauren flannel toggle coat currently available at Bergdorf Goodman’s website. It will ship to you in October for a mere $1895. The picture is quite murky but it appears to have ( Gasp!) wooden toggles. Can we say cheap? And does the model have a huge wad of chewing tobacco in his cheek? You decide.
I’m feeling slightly adrift now that this project is over, so I’m planning to start a fall coat. I know I previously said I’d start a trench coat, but I’d much rather have something that I can wear in the upcoming season. My next project will be a deep eggplant brushed cotton twill balmacaan. Totally yummy.