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post #16 of 49
Complete with a camera strap strap.

The contrasting bellows are tacky IMO.
post #17 of 49
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Originally Posted by imatlas View Post

Complete with a camera strap strap.
The contrasting bellows are tacky IMO.

No strap strap/epaulette for me: I always wear cameras/shoulder bags across my chest anyway.

The bellows aren't contrasting: they are just reinforced at the top in self material (because they hide popper buttons). Or are you referring to the blue piece of cloth in the photo? That's just a little trial pocket we made to test the design of the pockets!
post #18 of 49
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No strap strap/epaulette for me: I always wear cameras/shoulder bags across my chest anyway.
The bellows aren't contrasting: they are just reinforced at the top in self material (because they hide popper buttons). Or are you referring to the blue piece of cloth in the photo? That's just a little trial pocket we made to test the design of the pockets!

The epaulets would be a nice feature I still think. You could always make them removable too with the attaching button under the collar?
post #19 of 49
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The epaulets would be a nice feature I still think. You could always make them removable too with the attaching button under the collar?

I don't quite see how: they need to be sewn in at one end, or at least have a kind of loop permanently sewn onto the shoulder, no? I'm just worried that this jacket is quite eccentric already. I will ask the tailor to set aside a bit of cloth anyway, just in case.
post #20 of 49
Just a small loop at the end of the shoulder, with a button on the opposing end. they would be hardly noticeable if done well. IMHO you must embrace something of a militaristic theme for a jacket like this in the first place as otherwise it will just look like a bastardised odd jacket. Are you also not including at least a removable throat latch?
post #21 of 49
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Just a small loop at the end of the shoulder, with a button on the opposing end. they would be hardly noticeable if done well. IMHO you must embrace something of a militaristic theme for a jacket like this in the first place as otherwise it will just look like a bastardised odd jacket. Are you also not including at least a removable throat latch?

Bastardised odd jacket doesn't sound too bad, actually. But as I said, I'll ask the tailor to keep some extra cloth just in case I want to add stuff like epaulettes.

This is the summer version so no throat latch. The winter one will definitely have one though.
post #22 of 49
I like your revisions Radicaldog. Consider a patch pocket within the hip patch pockets. Use them for small heavy things. That way they don't distort the shape of the outer hip pocket.
post #23 of 49
This thread is inspiring, I cannot wait to see the finished model.
post #24 of 49
I thought these two jackets might be helpful for ideas: http://www.cinqueclassico.com/shopping/products/detail.php?product_id=2598 and http://www.cinqueclassico.com/shopping/products/detail.php?product_id=2549. Not exactly what you're looking for, but not entirely dissimilar.
post #25 of 49
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I thought these two jackets might be helpful for ideas: http://www.cinqueclassico.com/shopping/products/detail.php?product_id=2598 and http://www.cinqueclassico.com/shopping/products/detail.php?product_id=2549. Not exactly what you're looking for, but not entirely dissimilar.

Ah four symmetrical pockets with flaps, I like that. Not so keen on the asymmetric looking travel jackets posted earlier. Myself, I wouldn't do buttoned shoulder strap things(epaulets), makes looks like a soldier, too military IMO.
post #26 of 49
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Ah four symmetrical pockets with flaps, I like that. Not so keen on the asymmetric looking travel jackets posted earlier. Myself, I wouldn't do buttoned shoulder strap things(epaulets), makes looks like a soldier, too military IMO.

The order is in now, but there will be a winter version so if this design is too daring I'll rectify things (pun not intended). But, as Eileen Gray said, "symmetry is boring". I do have a brown solid Harris tweed coat with four symmetrical pockets (with buttons and slits, but no flaps), and I don't think it works too well, perhaps because the breast pockets are placed too high. There's a picture of it somewhere on the interwebz (either here or on the London Lounge), but no idea where it is, exactly.
post #27 of 49
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Originally Posted by nhannon View Post

I thought these two jackets might be helpful for ideas: http://www.cinqueclassico.com/shopping/products/detail.php?product_id=2598 and http://www.cinqueclassico.com/shopping/products/detail.php?product_id=2549. Not exactly what you're looking for, but not entirely dissimilar.

first one is extremely sexy. symmetrical may be boring, but in my early paying-attention-to-clothes days, i have found that i am kind of boring. why, oh why, do i not have $1100 to spend on a travel jacket?
post #28 of 49
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first one is extremely sexy. symmetrical may be boring, but in my early paying-attention-to-clothes days, i have found that i am kind of boring. why, oh why, do i not have $1100 to spend on a travel jacket?

I do like the first one, but it's a field jacket rather than a sportcoat. I wanted something one could wear with a tie.
post #29 of 49
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Edited by dieworkwear - 9/16/12 at 8:36pm
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^ Nice. Looks more like a field jacket though. I have something quite similar (in blue, no belt) from Aspesi.
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