Thanks everyone. Some responses to questions and comments:
Originally Posted by vinveritas
The fit looks very good. Are the shoulders slightly roped? Can you give us close up of the shoulders? Thanks
I'll try. They're not roped. Shirt-sleeve, I believe w/ no padding. People use an Italian term for this, but I can't remember the term. I'll be out of town for a few days but will try to take a pic of the shoulders then. Until then, there are pics of two other of my coats' shoulders up several pages back if you want to take a look.
Originally Posted by TRINI
Could we get a close up of the donegal?
This, I can do now, since I took a pic of the fabric:
Originally Posted by apropos
Looks great - now try swapping out the tie for a dark olive green knit!
That is a great idea. I need one.
Originally Posted by ctp120
Coat looks very nice in front and back pics. In the side pics it looks like front balance may be a bit short. Nice fabric and overall look on the coat. The pants look like they fit really well, though I think I might prefer a hair more tapering, but that's a stylistic choice rather than an observation about fit.
Also, I like the tie, but would probably pick something different with this outfit. Certainly not bad, but i think you could do better (I read in WAYWN that the combo was more happenstance than choice anyways, so not sure why I'm even saying this).
EDIT: I think I'd also prefer to see some daylight between the sides and the sleeves (i.e., a bit more shaping--though not tightness--in transition from chest to waist would give the coat better lines. Your physique should easily accommodate that.) It also may have to do with the way you've positioned your arms in the robopose, or with the fullness of the sleeves (something I generally like).
I think you may be right about the balance. Hadn't thought of that. I know it's considered proper for the front to be a little longer, but for some reason I've always preferred the hem to be basically straight along the horizon and possibly even rounding upwards in the front. Maybe I'll change my mind to the proper norm someday. You're right that I just threw these things on w/o thinking much about how they went together, as I mentioned in WAYWRN. I got the tie at the beginning of the summer, when I pretty much stop wearing ties. I put the shirt on because I was about to visit a new mto shirt company in SF (Tailor Stitch
, run by a great group of guys) and wanted to see if this collar went well w/ the coat since I thought I might use it as a sample for TS guys. The boots I wore to see if they fit well under the pant leg. Which leads me to another point of yours, that the pants could be a bit more tapered. I agree w/ you, but since I commute by motorcycle, I need the pants to be able to fit over boots. I would like a more hourglass shape, like you have in your coats, but I'm not sure my body would accommodate that. By measurements, you might think so, I'm a 39/33/37. But I'm pretty narrow from a front/rear view (narrowish chest, etc).
Originally Posted by forex
Nice jacket, emptym. I would personally ask Chan to make the shoulders a bit extended. When the jacket is buttoned, vents don't fall straight so I assume that is a balance issue (maybe other issue) as someone mentioned above.
Thanks. Part of me would like more extended shoulders. But I'm not sure that can be done w/o adding shoulder padding. I think the vent thing is partly because I have what Will Fields called a "prominent seat." But I would love a tailor or despos's comments, which hopefully will come soon in their new thread.
Originally Posted by HORNS
emptym, does your right shoulder just naturally project forward a little bit?
Maybe it does. It does drop a bit.