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post #211 of 2053
Thanks for all the suggestions guys! I do like the barleycorn - I will see what Chan has to offer in that area. I do like the ticket pocket, especially on a solid, as it kind of breaks up a long expanse of fabric on a tall guy and makes the jacket more casual. Patch pockets are the other option - still not decided between the two. What's the reasoning behind no hacking pockets? Just too obscure of a detail? I thought the origins of the hacking pocket were sporting, and therefore dressed down a jacket somewhat. I might be wrong about that though.
post #212 of 2053
I think hacking pockets have this effect on many people, even slim people:

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(Perhaps slightly unusual, but seriously meant illustration of what I mean.)
post #213 of 2053
they get pregnant? OMG
post #214 of 2053
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

Thanks for all the suggestions guys! I do like the barleycorn - I will see what Chan has to offer in that area. I do like the ticket pocket, especially on a solid, as it kind of breaks up a long expanse of fabric on a tall guy and makes the jacket more casual. Patch pockets are the other option - still not decided between the two. What's the reasoning behind no hacking pockets? Just too obscure of a detail? I thought the origins of the hacking pocket were sporting, and therefore dressed down a jacket somewhat. I might be wrong about that though.

I have odd jackets with a range of different pockets; straight, hacking, ticket, open patch, bellows, etc. Select the details that appeal to you, depending on the fabric and cut. For example, I could imagine hacking pockets and ticket pocket on an equestrian-inspired true 3B or 3/2.5. Or, bellows pockets on a shooting-style jacket. If you want casual and simple, 3 open patch pockets might work well.

Barley corn, herringbone, or Donegal fabrics all would fit the bill for what you're going for. There are also some nice small-scale houndstooth checked tweeds in the Worsted Alsport book, that may suit depending on the ground and scale of pattern.
post #215 of 2053
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they get pregnant? OMG

She didn't.
post #216 of 2053
...smile.gif move to 'athletic wimmin app thread' ?
Edited by Pliny - 10/18/11 at 5:21am
post #217 of 2053
smile.gif I'm not sure I got my point about hacking pockets across...
post #218 of 2053
I recently ordered one of the Harris tweed sport coats from Brooks Brothers during their corporate sales event. I think I could have gotten a slightly better price through Bookster, but I like the fact that I know my sizes at BB and there is a location near me so minor alterations and returns are very simple.

Generally, how is the quality of the newer Brooks Brothers tweed sport coats?
post #219 of 2053
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A few close ups of various Harris Tweeds ...
post #220 of 2053
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smile.gif I'm not sure I got my point about hacking pockets across...

FWIW NOBD I get id and love id-

n I've always wondered why medieval Dutch iconograhy isn't the lingua franca of clothing discussions on the net. i mean WTF? biggrin.gif
post #221 of 2053
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

Thanks for all the suggestions guys! I do like the barleycorn - I will see what Chan has to offer in that area. I do like the ticket pocket, especially on a solid, as it kind of breaks up a long expanse of fabric on a tall guy and makes the jacket more casual. Patch pockets are the other option - still not decided between the two. What's the reasoning behind no hacking pockets? Just too obscure of a detail? I thought the origins of the hacking pocket were sporting, and therefore dressed down a jacket somewhat. I might be wrong about that though.

Pardon my ignorance but who's Chan and why is he coming to DC? Thanks
post #222 of 2053
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I bought a Brooks Brothers black/white herringbone tweed from ebay for $30 shipped. The description indicted it was "like new" and the pictures appear to justify this...we'll see when it arrives.
post #223 of 2053
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Pardon my ignorance but who's Chan and why is he coming to DC? Thanks

http://www.wwchan.com/
post #224 of 2053
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Originally Posted by NOBD View Post

smile.gif I'm not sure I got my point about hacking pockets across...

...I think it's because not everyone agrees with your opinion? I certainly don't. I quite like them and have a few of my garments made with them.
post #225 of 2053
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Originally Posted by Cuttingboard View Post

Pardon my ignorance but who's Chan and why is he coming to DC? Thanks

Ask and ye shall receive:

http://www.wwchan.com/
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