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post #16 of 19
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Originally Posted by AlanC
Thanks! (well, except for you, j )
Just messing with ya. I wouldn't do it, but it looks sharp.
post #17 of 19
No problem. I was just messing back. I'm comfortable in my Anglophilia.
post #18 of 19
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Originally Posted by mink31
What's so awful about leather patches? I can remove them pretty easily but I don't see why they would make the coat significantly less versatile.

It makes the coat look significantly older. It also doesn't make sense because you're only supposed to have elbow patches after wearing through the elbows yourself. Buying a new one with patches makes as much sense as buying one with holes in the elbows.

--Andre
post #19 of 19
I think there's precedent for elbow patches as a purely stylistic (as opposed to strictly functional) element. I have an old Henry Poole jacket in heavy cheviot tweed with the sort of horn buttons normally associated with Tyrolean clothing and grey suede elbow patches. It's a bit of an oddity, I suppose. The elbow patches certainly play up the country aura.
I also have an old Matsuda jacket done up in a bit of a Frankenstein/Incredible Hulk style with the torn bits stitched together with suede. Needless to say, it also features elbow patches.
I'm also down with the CB T&A!
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