Dwarven short sleeved wool coat - kit update

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Dwarven short sleeved wool coat - kit update

Postby Iodo » Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:57 pm

I haven't been able to get this idea out of my head since Elleth mentioned it in this thread: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=4246 last year:

Elleth wrote:Offhand, I think an open-front, short sleeve tunic / long vest such as Ringulf has here might work:
http://middleearthrangers.org/forum/vie ... 447#p42447
Perhaps with tablet-woven trim rather than fur?

I didn't have any tablet-woven trim, and my usual method for edging seems to work so I used that, also the houndstooth wool ran out, so I used the same fabric as the surcoat I made for my dad:

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I actually made this quite a while ago, but it's only just got cold enough to test it out, one day I'll probably add embroidery to the edges

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I did wonder if this would prove to be one of those less functional/looks cool in movies items of kit, although so far I've been surprised by how useful it is. It's not as weatherproof as a cloak but it has advantages:
- it doesn't restrict movement as much as as a cloak, or as much as a long sleeved coat would when worn over a thick wool tunic
- the sleeves almost meet my vambraces so most of my arm is protected from rain
- it offers the "breaking up the silhouette effect" for camouflage
and it has pockets, I don't know if it should have pockets? but they're useful
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Re: Dwarven short sleeved wool coat - kit update

Postby Elleth » Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:01 pm

That looks lovely! Awesome! :)
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Postby Manveruon » Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:33 pm

That’s a fantastic look! The whole kit is really coming together beautifully!
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Re: Dwarven short sleeved wool coat - kit update

Postby Iodo » Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:34 pm

Thank you both :P
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Re: Dwarven short sleeved wool coat - kit update

Postby Peter Remling » Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:02 pm

Looks great !
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Postby Taylor Steiner » Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:13 am

Nicely done!
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Postby theowl » Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:21 am

I like it. And pockets definitely seem like something a dwarf would find useful.
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Re: Dwarven short sleeved wool coat - kit update

Postby Eofor » Sat Oct 17, 2020 7:03 am

Looks great to me Iodo, I like how the contrasting shoulder gores break the colour up.
And if pockets were good enough for Bilbo then they're good enough for you!
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Re: Dwarven short sleeved wool coat - kit update

Postby The Riff Wizard » Sat Oct 17, 2020 1:59 pm

I really like the simple pattern on the main material, and the contrasting grey parts. Very reminiscent of Thorin’s coat in the films.
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Re: Dwarven short sleeved wool coat - kit update

Postby SierraStrider » Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:41 pm

Iodo wrote: I did wonder if this would prove to be one of those less functional/looks cool in movies items of kit, although so far I've been surprised by how useful it is. It's not as weatherproof as a cloak but it has advantages:
[...]
and it has pockets, I don't know if it should have pockets? but they're useful


I'm surprised you weren't sure if it'd be functional; it seems like a great design!
And pocketses are entirely canon.
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Postby Manveruon » Sat Oct 17, 2020 7:15 pm

Also, just wanted to pop back in and mention that the short sleeves are great! To me the overall shape is slightly reminiscent of a short-sleeved gambeson or a Viking jacket/super-tunic with short sleeves. It therefore feels vaguely “medieval-ish” without being directly tied down to any real-world culture (the toggle closures help with this as well). And since the whole thing is cut with extremely straight lines and square corners, it gives a really great boxy, dwarvish silhouette when worn without feeling too over-the-top “fantasy dwarf.”

10/10, very impressive! :)
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Re: Dwarven short sleeved wool coat - kit update

Postby Iodo » Sat Oct 17, 2020 7:20 pm

Thank you everyone :P and you've all reinforced my choice of having pockets, I wasn't sure because there isn't much reference to pockets in clothing historically, but this is middle earth after all :lol:

Eofor wrote:Looks great to me Iodo, I like how the contrasting shoulder gores break the colour up.

I guess they do have that effect, the only reason I include that on the design is because by making my shoulders look wider it makes me look shorter, a cosplay trick :mrgreen:

The Riff Wizard wrote:Very reminiscent of Thorin’s coat in the films.

actually, apart from it being a little shorter, it's almost exactly patterned from Kili's coat in The Hobbit, with splits front and back but not at the sides, I just didn't do the extra piece of fabric over the shoulders, if I had it would probably be more waterproof but it looks a bit to modern to my eye so instead I settled for wearing a hood over it

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SierraStrider wrote:
Iodo wrote: I did wonder if this would prove to be one of those less functional/looks cool in movies items of kit, although so far I've been surprised by how useful it is. It's not as weatherproof as a cloak but it has advantages:
[...]
and it has pockets, I don't know if it should have pockets? but they're useful


I'm surprised you weren't sure if it'd be functional; it seems like a great design!
And pocketses are entirely canon.

The main thing I wasn't sure about until I tried it was short sleeves on a coat, now I've tried it I think it's a great idea, and I'm interested to find out how much better it is for archery
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Re: Dwarven short sleeved wool coat - kit update

Postby RangerofAngmar » Sun Oct 18, 2020 3:06 am

thats a quality coat buddy
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Re: Dwarven short sleeved wool coat - kit update

Postby Iodo » Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:56 am

RangerofAngmar wrote:thats a quality coat buddy

Thank you :P
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Re: Dwarven short sleeved wool coat - kit update

Postby Greg » Mon Oct 19, 2020 4:30 pm

Turned out great, Iodo! Seems every time I turn around you've cranked out another major garment...makes me feel like I have some work to do!
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