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    Blanket coats etc

    Winter is COMING.
    Is a COAT or CAPE made from a BLANKET a GREAT IDEA ?? IMHO YES !!!!



    You will NOTE, I DID NOT LIMIT THIS TO "CAPOTE'S.
    WHY ??? IMHO narrowing it to the genre of "captes ( in the current common usage of the word) is to narrow
    1. The word Capote = COAT, Cloak etc
    2. Historically - A large variety of COATS, Capes etc. were made from BLANKETS.
    3. Whether for daily wear or reenacting, your choices are open.

    Some options to concider
    Capes - HOW ABOUT AN INVERNESS ??
    Great Coats
    Mackinaws ( with or w/o fringe)
    Capote From the simple to the "fancy"



    Blankets
    HBC Point- ( here are a couple of sites explaning this genre http://witneyblanketstory.org.uk/WBP...orth%20America
    http://www.hbc.com/hbcheritage/faq/pointblanketfaq/ ) NOTE HBCs are EXPENSIVE but can be found for GOOD $$ if you look. All mine were bought for under $150.00 The Green & Blue were NEW. The lighter one was used ( GREAT condition for $50.00)
    Here are some pictures. #1 are mine. #2 is a selection




    Other choices
    A large varity of GOOD WOOL blnkets are avail. Although not as heavy as HBC(some come close) these blankets a FAR LES $$$ & IMHO GREAT for Capes, Great Coats & even capotes.

    Puffer

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    Empire Canvas Works makes a "Wool Blanket Shirt" that looks pretty comfy...
    http://www.empirecanvasworks.com/woolblanketshirt.htm

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    Puffer, you are correcdt, the Hudson Bay Company blanket coats certainly are warm. When paired with a good wool sweater you can work outside in almost any temperature. I'm not certain how one would look with a kilt, but it would definately be an interesting look.
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    The Hudson Bay Company blanket coats are great with kilts. I have one that I bought (I think it was from Dixie Gun Works) around 12 years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Standard View Post
    Puffer, you are correcdt, the Hudson Bay Company blanket coats certainly are warm. When paired with a good wool sweater you can work outside in almost any temperature. I'm not certain how one would look with a kilt, but it would definately be an interesting look.
    Actualy, IMHO, they look GREAT with a kilt.
    i. Long style ( bottom of calf to ankle, hides the kilt, but BOY is it WARM. !!
    2. Shorter style ( aka Mackinaw = GREAT sim. to tis look with my blanket shirt, BUT warmer.



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    Puffer, I like the green blanket shirt/coat in your pic. Is that one from Empire, mentioned by Brad?
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    Quote Originally Posted by andyfg View Post
    Puffer, I like the green blanket shirt/coat in your pic. Is that one from Empire, mentioned by Brad?
    Looks like one of Townsend's:
    http://jas-townsend.com/product_info...roducts_id=221
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    Actually the "blanket shirt was made by a friend from a Good med Wgt. blanket I had
    Here is another GREAT source http://www.pantherprimitives.com/products.html They make QUALITY products ( the shirt is appox. $55.00 ) They also make a Great "Blanket Wool Cloak.

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    I've got an Empire Canvas Works blanket shirt that I really like with my kilt on a cold day...


    I've also got a short Hudson Bay Blanket coat that I found in an antique shop in Kennebunk, Maine. I've never worn it with my kilt, though...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Woodsheal View Post
    Thanks Brian.
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