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Edwardian Frock Coat
Date Added: Saturday 01 October, 2011
by John G.
I feel qualified to offer this review as the coat featured here is actually the one commissioned for me!
I love coats and having searched for a long, long time for something different I happened across an old episode of Doctor Who, and quickly realised that Peter Davison’s coat, based loosely on an Edwardian/ Victorian frock style, was exactly the sort of thing I was looking for.
I wasn’t interested in a costume look (although I can see the colour scheme is available for devotees of the excellent television show) so, as the coat would be used on a daily basis, went for Indy’s suggestion of a more muted black Merino wool blend, with satin piping to accentuate the striking features of the coat, finished off with the sublime lining (again Indy’s suggestion).
The coat itself is finished magnificently with a wonderful cut and fits perfectly, and on the first day of wearing I received numerous compliments and questions about the style, and also enquiries about which store I bought it from!
The materials used are first class, and I foresee many years of use from this beautiful coat; in fact I am so genuinely delighted that I am saving my pennies for another slightly different variant, perhaps with a more daring colour scheme.
I was completely new to online buying, certainly from a clothing perspective, so admit to having many reservations. I needn’t have as the instructions for measurements are very clear and concise (have someone help you with this), and Indy is ever patient, quick to respond to what must appear the most stupid enquiries (from the likes of me) and uses his wealth of experience to pick out potential problems with measurements, and offer excellent advice on material choice and colour schemes.
If you’re concerned at all about ordering, please don’t be. Just make sure your measurements are correct and that you clearly communicate your requirements. I cannot recommend this beautiful coat, Magnoli Clothiers and, of course, Indy himself highly enough.
I certainly look forward to future business.
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]