We’ve restocked on our Cincinnati-made chore coats. As of this moment, we have plenty of every size except Large. We’re working with our stitcher, Sew Valley, to restock the Large size and build up inventory on all of our sizes.
This is the best time of year for the chore coat. I just emptied the pockets of sawdust from mine and went to dinner with Lucy at Ripple down the street from us.
We also have received a new shipment of “With All the Precision Possible: Roubo on Furniture.” This title was only briefly out of stock.
Other news: Both the expanded edition of “The Anarchist’s Design Book” and “The Solution at Hand” are projected to ship the week of Jan. 21. Apologies for all the out-of-stock books. Last year was our biggest year ever by every measure. We’re having to increase our press runs in many cases and keep a closer watch on inventory.
— Christopher Schwarz
13 thoughts on “Back In Stock: Chore Coats and ‘Roubo on Furniture’”
I will also be squiring my bride to a fancy dinner when my coat arrives, Just sayin’.
Having to struggle with keeping enough inventory is a wonderful problem to have.
Around the corner from Cable Street, London, is the Anarchist’s Bookshop. A favorite of mine. Their clothing isn’t near as nice as the Anarchist of Covington. Saving my pennies for a chore coat, but I have no discipline and keep buying books!
Later this year I’ll be wearing my chore coat to Ripple, too. I’ll be having the truffle popcorn for starters and then the manchego.
That cheese is not very soft. Nor is it terribly brown.
It’s great to see LAP thriving. Now, on to that Queen Anne book.
As a Canadian, I’ve devised a very specific plan to one day, randomly come across an unknown woodworker about my size wearing a chore coat. I’ll quietly sneak up behind him, pop him on the head, tell him I’m sorry, and walk away with his prized jacket. The perfect crime!
Any chance the chore coat will one day make its way into Canada? 🙂
The margins are so tight we cannot afford to wholesale it. I would recommend making an American friend who can mule it/mail it.
I LOVE my chore coat. Wear it every time I leave the house/shop. OTH I never wear it in the shop… Have to order another!
I just ordered a second coat & that made me think about what I like about the product (a lot!) and what might improve it (so sorry, the designer in me never stops). And there are two things that would improve it & one that is kind of OCD-ish, but would be nice. The first two:
1. Take more care attaching the buttons (eg doing a double stitch, instead of one thread). I know the standard machine won’t do that, but there may be a simple work around.
2. Supply an extra button — stitch that onto the inside pocket. Just in case you loose one you’ll have one ready for replacement.
The third remark: let the sewing people take just a minute extra to snip off ends of threads — that makes it so much nicer. (Don’t woodworkers call this fettling? If so, fettling your coat is what you do.)
We are indeed struggling with the buttons. Thanks for the feedback. Much appreciated.
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