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post #1366 of 1898
Terrible isn't a strong enough word.
post #1367 of 1898
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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post

Thinking about getting a suede sport coat made. Is this a terrible idea?

: ) I had one in my student years. Loved it. Be brave, and do it!
post #1368 of 1898
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I tried one on recently, and although the cut was a bit too trendy for me, I kind of liked how it looked.

My friend said it had a vague 1970s porn star vibe to it though. confused.gif
post #1369 of 1898
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Here's one cut with extra drape

post #1370 of 1898
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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post

I tried one on recently, and although the cut was a bit too trendy for me, I kind of liked how it looked.

My friend said it had a vague 1970s porn star vibe to it though. confused.gif

Lol. Just try and think of that as a compliment. smile.gif
post #1371 of 1898
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I have been wondering something and noticing something I wanted to discuss. Has anybody realized that on some jackets the front pockets will be almost parallel to the ground and on some others maybe slightly angled to follow the natural contours of the hip in a very, very slight \ / obviously not as extreme. I am not talking about hacking pockets, but just not completely parallel. Is this a product of RTW, or can it be stylistic depending on how the hem of the jacket around the skirt looks, fronts are cut, etc. There are probably pics I could find to help show the subtle variations, but I'm lazy.

In the photos you posted, it has to do with front balance. If the front balance is "correct," the pocket lines will be parallel to the ground. If the front balance is long, as is often done on purpose in Italian tailoring, the pocket lines will slant downward toward each other.
post #1372 of 1898
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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post

Thinking about getting a suede sport coat made. Is this a terrible idea?

I have one. It's maybe 15 years old at this point and has umm...shrunk a tad. But it's still a nice piece that I enjoy wearing in casual settings. Perfect thing just for going to a coffee shop or something. It also has no breast pocket, which is an advantage because it thwarts my appallingly vulgar urge to festoon every jacket with a pocket square.
post #1373 of 1898
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

I have one. It's maybe 15 years old at this point and has umm...shrunk a tad. But it's still a nice piece that I enjoy wearing in casual settings. Perfect thing just for going to a coffee shop or something. It also has no breast pocket, which is an advantage because it thwarts my appallingly vulgar urge to festoon every jacket with a pocket square.

Does the leather stretch out over time? I'm kind of worried that with enough use, it'll just become a crumpled, ill fitting mess.
post #1374 of 1898
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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post
 
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

I have one. It's maybe 15 years old at this point and has umm...shrunk a tad. But it's still a nice piece that I enjoy wearing in casual settings. Perfect thing just for going to a coffee shop or something. It also has no breast pocket, which is an advantage because it thwarts my appallingly vulgar urge to festoon every jacket with a pocket square.

Does the leather stretch out over time? I'm kind of worried that with enough use, it'll just become a crumpled, ill fitting mess.

 

Like this?

 

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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post

Here's one cut with extra drape

post #1375 of 1898
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You don't like it? Teh drape?
post #1376 of 1898
I just wanted to point out this excellent thread going on right now... but without breaking the streak of only first-time posters.

http://www.styleforum.net/t/376021/help-identifying-this-sunglasses-wolf-of-wall-street-film-leonardo-dicaprio/0_100#post_6906312
post #1377 of 1898
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post


In the photos you posted, it has to do with front balance. If the front balance is "correct," the pocket lines will be parallel to the ground. If the front balance is long, as is often done on purpose in Italian tailoring, the pocket lines will slant downward toward each other.

If the front balance is short, they'll slant the other way, right?

post #1378 of 1898
Has anyone ever attempted to shorten an alligator/crocodile belt? I know that cobblers can quickly and easily shorten suede or calf belts, but I'm wondering if it's trickier with an exotic skin like alligator. Any experience or insight?
post #1379 of 1898
I've done a bunch of them but they all had a buckle that uses a screw to secure the buckle on. Remove the screw and buckle, cut the belt shorter, punch a new hole for the screw and attach the buckle. Replace screw. Easy to do but once the belt is cut, that's the new size. You can repeat the procedure and make the belt shorter but the belt will never be longer again.
post #1380 of 1898
Thanks, Chris. The belt in question is actually a slide belt. It's a size 40 and I'd cut it down to a 36, so there's a fair amount being taken off. I just want to make sure there are no issues as far as cracking the skin/cutting along scale lines, etc.
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