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post #16 of 110
Hard finish heavy weight khakis in a modern cut. I'm beyond in love with my Buzz Rickson khakis from a fabric and construction standpoint but I would really prefer a more modern, slimmer cut. Every khaki out there is made from some sort of pre-washed, enzyme destroyed fabric and they're soft and all that but they don't move or age like a tightly woven all cotton non-pre shrunk fabric does. Khakis don't age quite like denim but they can be so much better than anything out there now. There's a reason that the WWII and korean war khakis are so great and it's not the cut.
post #17 of 110
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Originally Posted by michaeljkrell View Post
Very general here guys. Is there anything in the clothing and accessory market that you guys want, but can't get because of availability, price, etc?

We have v-necks, henleys, lightweight pants and shorts coming your way but is there anything else? Any types of bags maybe? We can get really nice canvas and we have made a few bags before, so we can do this...

We also may have tracked down a leather worker, so is there anything on the leather front you guys are looking for? Wallets, belts, etc?

Good quality belts please!
post #18 of 110
Button downs in linen or a light cotton.

Lightweight cargo pants in a slim cut. Also linen pants.
post #19 of 110
Short sleeve slim fit linen collared shirts with two front pockets, possibly with epaulettes. Make the shoulders a bit wide so that the sleeves can hang down properly and don't stick out to the sides and look all weird and chi-mo. I hate square bottom shirts personally, so a shallow medium length (less than crotch length) curved hem would be best. You could tuck it in to medium-low rise dress pants, but it wouldn't look weird untucked with jeans. Collar stand should be slightly constructed so it will stand up properly under a jacket or sweater, but the collar itself can be a bit less constructed (either heavy weight linen for the whole thing or lightweight interlining). Medium-shortish spread-ish collar.

I would like one in verrrry pale but saturated ice blue (makes me look like I have a tan), one in white, and one in dark navy. And one in black. Pale yellow would also be nice. And pale pink. And every other color.

BTW, I've seen some linen that is very dull and some that has a real shine to it. Both would be cool, but the shiny stuff as long as it doesn't look cheezy/synthetic would look killer with those 5EP raws...
post #20 of 110
I would like basic l/s button up shirts in a heavier blend that can accommodate broad shoulders and a slim waist (not sure if this is covered under “slim-fit”), if possible a small amount of stretch (lycra/spandex??) in the shirt as well because slim-fit shirts looks nice when I’m standing still but fight like heck when I go to reach for something. Other than that I’ve been looking for quality leather suspenders and a skinny tie made of black leather as well. I guess in summary, I would like to see the “basics” in strong earth tones in heavy blends.

Thank you for taking the time to ask.
post #21 of 110
chords! comfy, worn in, well-fitting and in good colors. I saw some that I really liked in Tokyo (couple stores down from Hinoya) but I denied myself because I had just bought 3 new pairs of denim and the chords were quite expensive. I wish I could remember the name of the brand.
post #22 of 110
Deleted what I wrote before, I guess this doesn't have to be just for summer.

2. I would really like some linen/cotton blend pants, slim fit. You could make them really slim and have no front creases, or preferably somewhat slim with front creases. (IME, creases don't stay well in linen pants). Pretty simple design - lowish rise, quarter pockets, preferably unhemmed 38" inseam. About an 8.5" opening on a 32. A little heavier material so it's not transparent. A very pale grey color would be nice. I also have a pair similar to this (don't fit me anymore) that are navy with a pale grey pinstripe, and that looks very good IMO, though at this point that might look too BR-esque or something. Maybe a 1" subdued beaded check or something like that. And big scale glen plaid would rule too. Please wash the fabric before sewing so they don't shrink on people.

3. I imagine this would be a more extreme undertaking, but some linen/cotton blend or hemp/cotton blend jeans would kick ass for summer. I had some hemp/cotton ones from Uniqlo that got stolen and I would love to replace them. They were very lightweight material and the creases were amazing. Slim fit, yada yada.
post #23 of 110
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Originally Posted by Rome View Post
I would like basic l/s button up shirts in a heavier blend that can accommodate broad shoulders and a slim waist (not sure if this is covered under "slim-fit"), if possible a small amount of stretch (lycra/spandex??) in the shirt as well because slim-fit shirts looks nice when I'm standing still but fight like heck when I go to reach for something. .

+1 on this
post #24 of 110
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Originally Posted by Rome View Post
I would like basic l/s button up shirts in a heavier blend that can accommodate broad shoulders and a slim waist (not sure if this is covered under “slim-fit”), if possible a small amount of stretch (lycra/spandex??) in the shirt as well because slim-fit shirts looks nice when I’m standing still but fight like heck when I go to reach for something. .

This brings up a question (perhaps better suited for the MC board, but) since I hate all the stretch cotton fabrics I've seen (there's something cheesy and I can tell just by looking) is there another way to get stretch in a shirt? I wonder if maybe the back could be cut on the bias? It obviously complicates construction somewhat but I don't know if there are other issues as well.
post #25 of 110
Thread Starter 
Thanks for all the input guys! I will talk to Colby about all of this... We will take a serious look into dress shirts.

I really like J's idea of the s/s linen shirt. We can always get lots of different colors on linen...

Also, once we get the first pair of pants made, we can do them in a bunch of different colors and fabrics...

Keep the ideas coming...
post #26 of 110
+a million on the dress shirts. IIRC, Thick As Thieves is also looking into this, but I think there are more than enough Jantzen refugees to go around! There are a lot of details that could be added for shirts intended to be untuckable and worn without ties. Camp collars for the linen, "Zegna" collars for the cotton. Some research into what hem looks best untucked... The other category of desperation on SW is the supply of W+H hoodies, so I'm sure a competitor to those would do well!
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Originally Posted by j View Post
This brings up a question (perhaps better suited for the MC board, but) since I hate all the stretch cotton fabrics I've seen (there's something cheesy and I can tell just by looking) is there another way to get stretch in a shirt? I wonder if maybe the back could be cut on the bias? It obviously complicates construction somewhat but I don't know if there are other issues as well.
If you think back, j, I suspect you already know the answer to this.
post #27 of 110
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Originally Posted by Jared View Post
The other category of desperation on SW is the supply of W+H hoodies, so I'm sure a competitor to those would do well!
We have three hoodies that were inspired by the W&H hoodies. They are cleaner, a little more classic & a lot less...
post #28 of 110
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Originally Posted by j View Post
Short sleeve slim fit linen collared shirts with two front pockets, possibly with epaulettes. Make the shoulders a bit wide so that the sleeves can hang down properly and don't stick out to the sides and look all weird and chi-mo. I hate square bottom shirts personally, so a shallow medium length (less than crotch length) curved hem would be best. You could tuck it in to medium-low rise dress pants, but it wouldn't look weird untucked with jeans. Collar stand should be slightly constructed so it will stand up properly under a jacket or sweater, but the collar itself can be a bit less constructed (either heavy weight linen for the whole thing or lightweight interlining). Medium-shortish spread-ish collar.

+1 I would love to see some shirts like this!
post #29 of 110
How about a slim trenchcoat/raincoat for the summer cut to just above the knee? Something that's made of a light waterproof material but doesn't crease up easily.
post #30 of 110
LOVE the short sleeve linen idea. I'd buy a few of those for sure.
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