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post #31 of 51
The abacost (and similar garments) are often worn in warm climates:
post #32 of 51
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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post

That looks really great, Jesse. By more upright collar, do you mean like the kind of collar you'd find on a shirt, with a collar band?

Any other details on the design? I really like how those bottom pockets have been designed in the second photo you posted.

Yeah, sort of like this one:


The plan is rounded flap pockets on top, slash pockets on the bottom. This kind of flap on the top pockets, sort of like a Pendleton or a 40s sport shirt, with a hidden loop and button:

post #33 of 51
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A few more shirt jackets for inspiration.







That bottom one rather looks like the old UK prisoner uniform jacket. As seen on episodes of Porridge from the BBC.


But they've all got four buttoned down pockets, I like that.
post #34 of 51
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Yeah, sort of like this one:

The plan is rounded flap pockets on top, slash pockets on the bottom. This kind of flap on the top pockets, sort of like a Pendleton or a 40s sport shirt, with a hidden loop and button:

I like that design, Jesse, esp for the fabrics you described getting. I've been going back on forth on whether to get two more shirt jackets made in tweed, or one in tweed and one in moleskin. I was a bit ambivalent about the moleskin, but thought variety of fabrics might be nice. It seems much more appealing in the design you choose, however, rather than the standard four-pocket design I've been obsessing over.

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That bottom one rather looks like the old UK prisoner uniform jacket. As seen on episodes of Porridge from the BBC.

But they've all got four buttoned down pockets, I like that.

Ha. I was actually going to choose navy moleskin, actually, which looks a bit like that. Green felt to militaristic.
post #35 of 51
I think the chambray one looks good and agree the collar is much better.
post #36 of 51
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A few more shirt jackets for inspiration.


This dude looks pretty fucking good, nice "get off my lawn" face. Who makes the shirt?

One of our former members whom I sometimes have a meal with likes those military inspired casual jackets, many Italian and French brands make one so the field is pretty vast. I think GDL had a super great Borrelli one
post #37 of 51
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Not sure who made Michael's, but perhaps one of the Sicilian tailors he often uses?

Would be great to see GDL's.
post #38 of 51
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A nice one by Drake's and Private White VC

Drake's page on it.
Private White's

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post #39 of 51
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A nice one by Drake's and Private White VC

Drake's page on it.
Private White's

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pockets and flaps are too large.
post #40 of 51
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pockets and flaps are too large.


Now myself I like button-up jackets with four patch pockets that have large flaps on them. It's a wardrobe staple for me.
post #41 of 51
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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post

A nice one by Drake's and Private White VC

Drake's page on it.
Private White's

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"Made in England"(not China or "imported")... I like it...just as long as it's wool or cotton..NOT polyester.
Edited by MikeDT - 7/30/13 at 10:09pm
post #42 of 51

Best ones in my opinion are short, made of wool, and have a small collar. They need to look something like a shirt, and get away from the safari jacket look.

No cravatte, no pipe and no pith helmet.

 

The Epaulet CPO shirt and the Billy Reid Wheeler are my two favorites.

 

http://www.billyreid.com/product/wheeler-shirt-jacket-military.html

 

http://epauletshop.tumblr.com/post/2303773769/epaulet-cpo-jacket

post #43 of 51
Frankly, most of the things posted here look pretty bad. A tweed structured jacket should be "casual" enough for most of your needs. This "shirt jacket" doesn't seem to adress any gap in formalness.
post #44 of 51
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Originally Posted by Luc-Emmanuel View Post

Frankly, most of the things posted here look pretty bad. A tweed structured jacket should be "casual" enough for most of your needs. This "shirt jacket" doesn't seem to adress any gap in formalness.

 

well I think it is less formal than a tweed jacket and also potentially lighter for warmer climates.  Also it's more of an unusual piece, and therefore

a bit more distinctive.

post #45 of 51
I've seen it used in fashion campaigns significantly more than any respectable tailor. Its ultimate purpose (as I see it) is akin to the denim jacket. Throw it on over a t-shirt in the cooler evenings when walking to a bar or possibly to keep the flies and mosquitoes away when on safari.

I wouldn't consider it to be classic menswear, or even particularly functional, but I could certainly see myself using it to introduce texture to a more monochrome outfit. Without wishing to be cruel, most of the outfits in this thread look a little too much like the wearer is expecting a trip up the Ganges to go awry.
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