Fortunately, the merino wool used in this coat was available in several colors, yet had the same texture and hand (softness). This allowed me to be more creative in the pattern of the coat.
The general outline of the coat is a men's double breast pattern. However, the placement of the individual colors is my own design.
The total cost of the wool for this coat was well less than $100.00.
The belt, although not constructed of wool, is constructed from a high end commercial upholstry fabric that I had found to be very durible yet expresses color and texture.
The belt buckle is a steel sculpture that is handmade from scraps of steel that I had left over from other projects. It essentially did not cost me anyting.
Being the first fully lined (with silk) wool coat, this project took me a week of evenings as well as two full weekends to make.
Thank you for your understanding.