Turf Black Tweed Coat

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  • AVAILABLE TO ORDER FOR DELIVERY FROM NOVEMBER 15TH. Sonia and I have worn tweed coats all our lives and it was a natural step to include a STABLE one in our collections. In order to create a coat with not only great style but also great tailoring and function, it was straight to Irish designer Peter O’Brien to explain the brief and idea and to work with Peter to create the perfect Irish tweed coat pattern. Peter’s exceptional eye and extensive experience in couture, tailoring and design are all over this coat and as a result, it is a pleasure to wear and to admire! With such extra attention to details given to the design and pattern, the coat wears so well on all who try it on. It is a timeless classic that will never date. A lifelong item of clothing that will be passed on to friends and family we expect! We are using Irish woven Donegal tweed and the coat is made in Dublin. The style of the coat is oversize cardigan style with a dropped shoulder, pockets and 3 buttons to the front. It can be worn open or buttoned and belted looks super too. This is a generous open cardie style coat it is not a fitted style coat.

    Peter O’Brien was born in London to Irish parents, returning to Ireland as a child. Receiving a traditional education, he left secondary school early, going to work in visual display in Dublin department stores.

    At 19, Peter moved to London and worked in display in Marshall & Snellgrove (now Debenhams). On the advice of British fashion editor Eve Pollard, to whom he had shown some sketches, he applied to Saint Martins School Of Art and was accepted on a foundation course. After completing a three-year degree course in Fashion Design, he graduated with 1st class honours. Peter then completed a post-graduate course at Parsons School of Design in New York.

    Upon graduating, Peter moved to Paris where he worked at Christian Dior under Marc Bohan, at Givenchy, and as Head Designer at Chloé. In 1989 he was appointed creative director at Rochas, where he remained for 14 years, designing women’s wear and accessories, and overseeing menswear, perfumes and licenses.

    Peter returned to Ireland in 2004 where he has since been working as a freelance designer, creating collections first for retailer AWear and then an exclusive capsule collection for Arnotts department store. In 2017 Peter began a collaboration with Dunnes Stores.

    In 2005, Peter started designing for theatre, utilising his skills honed in the ateliers of Paris and calling on the services of a unique range of craftspeople and suppliers from his years working abroad. To date, he has designed the costumes for numerous plays at Dublin’s Gate Theatre, including ‘Lady Wyndemere’s Fan’, ‘The Constant Wife’, ‘Private Lives’, ‘Present Laughter’. He has also designed costumes for ‘Pygmalion‘, and ‘Hedda Gabler’ at The Abbey Theatre, Dublin.

    In 2012, fine art printers and book publishers Stoney Road Press launched a limited-edition, hand-printed book of O’Brien’s theatre and fashion drawings spanning 30 years and titled ‘Workbook’.

    In 2013, he was costume designer on the film ‘The Price of Desire‘ (dir: Mary McGuckian), based on the life of furniture designer and architect Eileen Gray.

    In 2018 Peter’s costume drawings for Brian Friel’s translation of ‘ A Month In The Country’ were officially added to the Print & Drawing Collection at The National Library of Ireland.

    2018 The Great Gatsby- Irish Times Award for Best Costume Design
    2012 A Woman Of No Importance – Irish Times Theatre Award for Best Costume Design
    2012 The Talk of the Town – Irish Times Theatre Award for Best Costume Design
    2011 Pygmalion – Irish Times Theatre AwardsNominated for best Costume design
    2004 Lady Windemere’s Fan Irish Times Theatre Awards Nominated for Best costume Design Whitebox

    2018 revival of The Great Gatsby.
    2017 The Great Gatsby, Gate Theatre Dublin
    2017 A Month In The Country - Brian Friel translation of Turgenev.
    2014 An Ideal Husband – Oscar Wilde – The Gate Theatre – Dublin
    2014 The Vortex – Noel Coward – The Gate Theatre – Dublin
    2013 Bedroom Farce – Alan Ayckbourn – The Gate Theatre – Dublin
    2012 A Woman Of No Importance – Oscar Wilde – The Gate Theatre – Irish Times Theatre Award for Best Costume Design
    2012 The Talk of the Town – Emma O’Donoghue -Projects Arts Centre – Irish Times Theatre Award for Best Costume Design
    2011 Pygmalion – George Bernard Shaw – The Abbey Theatre – Nominated for best Costume design Irish Times Theatre Awards 2005 The Constant Wife – Somerset Maugham – The Gate Theatre – Dublin
    2004 Lady Windemere’s Fan– Oscar Wilde -The Gate Theatre – Dublin – Nominated for Best Costume Design Irish Times Theatre Awards Whitebox

    2017-2020 Peter O'Brien collection for Dunnes Stores
    2010-13 Peter O’Brien collection for Arnotts
    2006-09 Peter O’Brien collection for Awear
    2000 Peter O’Brien Haute CoutureCollection Paris – Hotel Costes
    1989-04 Creative Director – Rochas – Paris
    1988 Creative Director Goldin Feldman Furriers NYC
    1986 Head of Design Chloé Paris
    1985 Assistant to Guy Paulin at Chloé
    1983-85 Design Assistant at Givenchy
    1981 Design assistant at Christian Dior in Paris

  • Comes in sizes: Small and medium.
    Small is 8-10, Medium is 12-14
    Model wears size small and is 5 foot 7
    Care: Dry Clean Only

    Please allow 4-6 weeks lead time if you order online.


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Size Guide

STABLE Linens:

The Ultra Skinny 10 x 200cm

The Skinny 20 x 200cm

The Single Large 75 x 150cm

The Double Long 30 x 200cm


The Travel Mask:

At this time we only produce in 1 size, Medium. Currently, we are NOT able to produce in Large due to production limitations during the COVID-19 lockdown. These are adult sizes only. We do not currently make masks for children.

We recommended mask size selection dimensions based on average face ratios. A women’s faces tends to be smaller than a man’s face so typically women will require a Medium and men will require a Large. We do recommend you check the size required by following our measuring guide below before ordering.

The dimensions of The Travel Mask are -

Medium: 23.5cm wide and 12.5cm high

Large: 26.5cm wide x 14.5cm high

So to select your size use this guide - with a measuring tape, measure the distance across the middle of your face over the tip of your nose to within 2cm from each ear. Next measure the distance between your chin to the bridge of your nose.

For Medium Travel masks -

Cross face measurements will be between 25cm and 28cm. Chin to the bridge of nose measurements will be between 10cm and 13cm.

For Large Travel Masks -

Cross face measurements will be between 28cm and 31cm. Chin to the bridge of nose measurements will be between 13cm and 16cm.