Thank you for the help! I started searching for a pattern like the ones you described in stores, and after a lot of searching the best pattern I've found is this one
(specifically the Lincoln coat in the bottom right). I've started looking for fabric too, but there's nothing in stores that's quite right, and the best that I've found online is this
. I'm having a having a hard time finding a faux leather that's dark-grey rather than black, and I've even been thinking of going for a dark brown.
Is there any way that I could simulate some aging and wear in faux leather without destroying it? Also, for someone who has not had much experience in making props before, how would you rate this book (Amethyst's Prop and Armour Compendium)