Willy Mokjær, former president of the tailor’s guild in Denmark, keeps some amazing garments in the wardrobe. Here is another treasure, a seal fur overcoat, which mr. Mokjær made for himself in 1980s.
“It is really a job for a furrier but I felt like trying to make one myself. It wasn’t difficult,” Willy Mokjær told me.
I do like the rough seal fur. It is more masculine and less showy than, for instance, alpaca fur. I also think it is more versatile. It is warm, and it shuns rain and sleet almost as well as a rain coat.
The seal fur overcoat looks like a bespoke project of mine, if I can find one to make it up. A good bespoke tailor, who is open-minded like Willy Mokjær, is a rare species, and Willy Mokjær will not make me one.
“I am retired,” he replies, everytime I touch upon a bespoke project.
Source: The Journal of Style