Tuesday 10 November 2015
Custom Frock Coats - brown with a secret
We have used the very same pattern as the Matt Smith frock coat, keep ing the lines nice and clean, but with a couple of twists here and there.
The Matt Smith coat has an unusual arrangement of buttonholes: there are three either side at the front, as if to button the coat up - but with no buttons opposite to match up.
Matt’s coat also has an array of lapel buttonholes - three on either side too.
This arrangement apes the season 16 coat first worn by Tom Baker in the Power Of Kroll, and by adding the buttons it is a further nod to that coat too.
Finally, the I have made the cuffs with five buttons.
I noticed that each coat Matt wore had one more than before - the Donegal has two; the Shetland has three; the cashmere has four - so I have made this the next in line with five.
But the big secret about the coat is the lining. For this I have used something very special and unique.
It is a blue colourway of the stunning red-flame lining used in the Ultimate Sixth Doctor Frock Coat.
This is the first time I have used this cloth, so it makes the finishing something a little eye catching.
I hope the client likes it!