New destination, new website & new apprentice….

New destination, new website & new apprentice….

Car Coat by English CutIt’s a pleasure to be making quite a few of these car coats recently. It’s understandable, as they are the perfect garment that can look formal enough for Savile Row, but relaxed enough to wear with a sweater and jeans at the weekend.

We’ve been making these in classic dark blues, greys and tweeds of all designs. These two coats on the left are almost complete, a set of horn buttons and a good pressing will finish them off nicely. The green coat is made from Austrian¬†Loden¬†– which adds a really beautiful dimension. This unique texture and colour is extremely elegant but again works perfectly with less formal clothing.

It’s a very simple style of cut, but what makes these different is that they’re cut shorter, which makes them easier to wear and the sporty half belt gives a slightly less formal appearance. In essence though, it does what its designed to do and keep out the cold.

We’ve been working flat out here to get fittings ready for our next US visit this March. We’re also delighted that we’ll be adding Boston to our regular schedule. We have some good friends there and visited the city briefly on our last visit. It’s our last stop after San Francisco and New York. The full USA itinerary can be found here.

I hope you like our new look English Cut website. We’ll be doing our best to give you good information as usual so we hope you’ll drop in from time to time.

Anyway, I need to get on with a large batch of trimming tonight, especially as Mr Mahon is having a couple of days off with his family – celebrating the safe arrival of son number three…. of course, a huge congratulations to the Mahon family.¬†Although, it has to be said, with the arrival of ‘Apprentice’ John Mahon at the weekend, I feel my chances of taking over the famous shears may be diminishing.

Yours sincerely,

Tom Ritson

Apprentice Cutter

Picture below: Mahon son number one holding number three…


  • staghounds
    Posted at 18:26h, 17 July Reply

    How long, above the knee and below the waist, should a car coat be?

    • Tom Mahon
      Posted at 14:57h, 29 July Reply

      No real rule but about knee or a couple of inches shorter.


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