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post #1381 of 1752
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

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Somewhat slanted:

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Am I just seeing angles, or is there a difference? In this instance it is probably angle, but I have seen at least what I illustrating here among varying jacket styles, both posters and in the wild.

If you measure from the flow the outer edges of the pockets and inner edges of the pockets the measurement in the top photo would be roughly the same, bottom not too much.

In both shots the front at the beginning of the curve is higher than the length at the side where the arms hang. It's slight but it's there. Both pics are solid,(no pattern in the cloth) so you don't see the horizontal line of the cloth if a pattern were present. Look at the hem of a plaid jacket and you will see the horizontal line is seldom if ever even along the hem. There is distance from the horizontal line at the front, to the hem and this distance diminishes as it proceeds towards the side. I can't explain why but as you "work" the jacket fronts the bottom of the front as it approaches the curve of the from edge, the cloth gets "short". If you follow the marks of the pattern you get this slight rise as the hem gets to the front edge. I end up lengthening this point to keep the hemline form doing this. This creates a slight deviation to the pocket height. The distance from the pocket to the hem at the front edge of the pocket is sometimes 1/4" longer than the back part of the pocket to the hem. When I cut for a big belly or erect posture I anticipate this and will cut the pocket at a slight downward angle (back to front) knowing the front is going to work up short and after will need to lengthen the jacket at the lower front edge of the curve. This just happens, don't know why.
post #1382 of 1752
Finishing a topcoat this week and want to put straps on the sleeve just above the cuff. Looking for inspiration. Can button or buckle, will go with whatever looks more appealing.

Any pics or examples here? Other aspects of the coat are irrelevant because the other details are set. Just focusing on the shape/style of the straps to add to the sleeve.
post #1383 of 1752
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Originally Posted by bourbonbasted View Post

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?

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Originally Posted by Despos View Post

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.

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Originally Posted by bourbonbasted View Post

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.

I've had an alligator belt shortened by a shoe repairman without any issues. He actually cut off the buckle to shorten the belt, installed a screw to secure the buckle on and attached the buckle. I've used the belt for 2-3 years without any problems.
post #1384 of 1752
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by bourbonbasted View Post

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?

Like others have said, it should be fine. I've had a couple of alligator belts shortened. They weren't slide buckles, but I imagine it should be the same.
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Originally Posted by Despos View Post

Finishing a topcoat this week and want to put straps on the sleeve just above the cuff. Looking for inspiration. Can button or buckle, will go with whatever looks more appealing.

Any pics or examples here? Other aspects of the coat are irrelevant because the other details are set. Just focusing on the shape/style of the straps to add to the sleeve.

Like these?



post #1385 of 1752
Yep, thank you sir! The lower two pictures are on a split sleeve or raglan sleeve and have a seam that isn't on these sleeves. SO that style won't work. The first picture is a bit like a typical raincoat.
post #1386 of 1752
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Originally Posted by bourbonbasted View Post

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?

@bourbonbasted I did this recently with a belt off of eBay, and was warned that the scales made it somewhat tricky to do. Yet, a leather guy did it for me, and it worked. I didn't wear the belt for long... months later a scale flaked just a little around my waist, and then it got caught on something... and the fucker sticks out now, gets caught on belt loops. My negligence in not moisturizing the leather?
post #1387 of 1752
That was my concern, but they will shorten the belt from the slide side and not from the end of the belt. This should alleviate any chances of flaking, etc. I called my local cobbler and they said no problem. We shall see...

Thanks everyone for the input!
post #1388 of 1752

Some well dressed Swedes performing ju-jutsu in 1919:

 

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post #1389 of 1752
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Originally Posted by Despos View Post

Yep, thank you sir! The lower two pictures are on a split sleeve or raglan sleeve and have a seam that isn't on these sleeves. SO that style won't work. The first picture is a bit like a typical raincoat.

Here are some more:
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post #1390 of 1752
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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post

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

We all had them back in the 70's. They had a certain comfortable, casual, elegant style (or at least thats what we thought). They pair perfectly with denim. I'm surprised in the business casual world that they haven't been more popular. Maybe they will?

There are some wonderful thin leather and suede jackets coming out of Italy, Gemos does some sport coat styles with interesting details to give them an updated style.
post #1391 of 1752
I don't understand women's shoes.
post #1392 of 1752
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Originally Posted by mktitsworth View Post

I don't understand women's shoes.

Producers assume their target demographic is composed of masochists with the sensibilities of hermesman.
post #1393 of 1752
Didn't Hermes Man had some sense for quality and construction though?
post #1394 of 1752
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Originally Posted by mktitsworth View Post

I don't understand women's shoes.

Women's clothing in general is a strange market. There's almost no consideration for material or construction so far as I can tell. $400 for an all-polyester dress or whatever, because "design."
post #1395 of 1752
Thread Starter 
If you go to PurseForum, you'll see that the level of education and sophistication some women have when it comes shoes, purses, and other leather goods well surpasses some of the discussion here. Esp since half this board is about kopping and brand adulation anyway. Don't fool yourself.
Edited by dieworkwear - 2/8/14 at 9:31am
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