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J.H. Cutler Bespoke Tailor & Shirt Maker Est. 1884
The Coat Route: Craft, luxury & obsession on the trail of a $50k coat The Coat Route: Craft, luxury & obsession on the trail of a $50k coat The Coat Route: Craft, luxury & obsession on the trail of a $50k coat
The Coat Route: Craft, luxury & obsession on the trail of a $50k coat
The Coat Route: Craft, luxury & obsession on the trail of a $50k coat The Coat Route: Craft, luxury & obsession on the trail of a $50k coat The Coat Route: Craft, luxury & obsession on the trail of a $50k coat

The Coat Route: Craft, luxury & obsession on the trail of a $50k coat

$35.00

  • 'A fascinating book with a serious message about the real costs of fast fashion.’
    DEBORAH BOGLE, ADELAIDE ADVERTISER

    In today’s world of fast fashion, is there a place for a handcrafted $50,000 coat?

    To answer that question, Meg Noonan unravels the story of the coat’s provenance. Her journey takes readers to the Sydney studio of John Cutler, a fourth-generation tailor who works magic with scissors and thread; to the remote mountains of Peru, where villagers shear vicunas (a rare animal known for its soft fleece); to the fabulous Florence headquarters of Stefano Ricci, the world’s greatest silk designer; to the esteemed French textile company Dormeuil; to the English button factory that makes products out of Indian buffalo horn; and to the workshop of the engraver who made the 18-carat gold plaque that sits inside the collar.

    These individual artisans and family-owned companies are part of the rich tapestry of bespoke tailoring, which began in 17th-century London. They have stood against the tide of mass consumerism, but their dedication to their craft is about more than maintaining tradition; they have found increasing reason to believe that their way is best — for customers, for the environment, and for the workers involved.

    Fascinating, surprising, and entertaining, The Coat Route is a timely love song to things of lasting value in our disposable culture.

  • 1.0 RETURNS AVAILABLE FOR REPLACEMENT, EXCHANGE OR REFUND

    FREE RETURN SHIPPING – WITHIN 14 DAYS OF DELIVERY
    For ready made product and made to measure product that has been delivered:
    a) with a fault.
    b) with a discrepancy to the product’s information on our website.
    c) with a discrepancy to the order that was placed.


    2.0 RETURNS AVAILABLE FOR EXCHANGE ONLY

    2.1 FREE RETURN SHIPPING – WITHIN 14 DAYS OF DELIVERY
    a) For ready made garments if a different size is required.

    2.2 CHARGED RETURN SHIPPING – WITHIN 14 DAYS OF DELIVERY
    Only for ready made products:
    a) if you have changed your mind.
    b) if you do not like the colour or style.
    c) that are an unwanted gift.

    ***Please note that returns of this nature are subject to the items being unused & in original brand new condition.
  • 1.0 SHIPPING METHOD
    All of our orders are shipped exclusively with DHL express courier for Australia wide and rest of the world destinations, and require a signature on delivery. 


    2.0 SHIPPING TIME GUIDE
    2.1 FOR READY MADE PRODUCT:
    a) To metropolitan areas within Australia, orders are delivered within 2 business days.
    b) To destinations outside of Metropolitan areas within Australia, orders are delivered within business days.
    c) To the rest of the world, orders are delivered within 3 - 7 business days.
    2.2 FOR MADE TO MEASURE PRODUCT:
    a) To all destinations within Australia, orders are delivered within 5 - 7 weeks
    b) To the rest of the world, orders are delivered within 6 - 8 weeks

    3.0 SHIPPING COSTS
    a) The cost of delivery for each order is calculated at check out and depends on the destination & size of the order.
    b) Complimentary shipping is available for all orders shipped to a destination within Australia that are above the value of $1000, not including the value of sale items within the order.