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Plate Coat

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Anyone know if plate coats are being sold by anyone? Know that Honigs was ordering from Hardwicks' and dropped them, and even reached out to Hardwicks and got a response that they no longer make them.  Know they are fading out, just wanted to be able to get one, and have that option to wear in colder weather. 

Did the google search route too and came up with nothing.  Hoping someone has some answers or ideas.

 

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Honig's has them in the 40's along with the sport loft as mentioned. Reached out Fechheimer/Flying Cross and they have pulled out of making them too. 

Just need to keep looking around I guess and some relic will become available. 

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We heard from our college supplier the other day - no one is making them. I asked who makes them for MLB, he said that the company that makes them will not make them for retail. They also make the MLB ball bags, and will not retail them. Chuck said he cannot find them anywhere -

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I have bought 3 within the last two months. One I ruined trying to take the number off. One I bought from a guy who retired. The other off eBay. 

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3 hours ago, maineump said:

We heard from our college supplier the other day - no one is making them. I asked who makes them for MLB, he said that the company that makes them will not make them for retail. They also make the MLB ball bags, and will not retail them. Chuck said he cannot find them anywhere -

What company makes them for MLB?

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8 hours ago, mbkcoach said:

I have bought 3 within the last two months. One I ruined trying to take the number off. One I bought from a guy who retired. The other off eBay. 

You can make it 4.

 

6 hours ago, tpatience said:

What company makes them for MLB?

Hardwick's

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And here I thought Fecheimer was the main supplier to MLB. :huh:

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2 hours ago, gnhbua93 said:

You can make it 4.

 

Hardwick's

gnhbua93 and I were both standing there when he gave us the scoop on the coats. I guess tradition is going away - too bad, because if they fit you correctly, they are very comfortable to work in.

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Take a peek at his site, www.thesportsloft.com Chuck DeCarbo another good guy as @JimKirk as well as Frank Neves at www.allsportseast.com

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This has been a very depressing thread. I just recently got measured with the plan of buying one once the correct size popped up on Honigs. Guess I'm a day late again.

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26 minutes ago, gnhbua93 said:

Call Honig's and ask if they have some in the backroom.

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If I was to make my own plate coat, how would you suggest I go about doing that?

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You need a really good tailor. Cost effective is not going to be here in the USA. I've heard that the Dominicans tailors back in the Dominican Republic are magicians. So you might want to plan an all-inclusive vacation to the DR.

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24 minutes ago, gnhbua93 said:

You need a really good tailor. Cost effective is not going to be here in the USA. I've heard that the Dominicans tailors back in the Dominican Republic are magicians. So you might want to plan an all-inclusive vacation to the DR.

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Well, how would a tailor do it?

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3 minutes ago, gnhbua93 said:

If you bring the one from your father will be the pattern.

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Sold it

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I know a guy who has the pattern...will ask him if he still has it

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On 3/21/2017 at 1:20 PM, tpatience said:

If I was to make my own plate coat, how would you suggest I go about doing that?

I have a friend whose mom took my old blue coat and took it apart to make the pattern for his. She did a good job. She has first stage dementia so she is no longer an option.You need the side gussets and extra width in the shoulders for it to work right. And the bellows ball pockets are a must. Plus the material is thicker...not just suit coat material....I have a MLB Hardwick from Honigs...love wearing it too....Honig's has them (certain sizes), just stay on them and be serious, ready to purchase when you call.....please guys don't try to use a regular suit jacket...you will look stupid

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