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post #46 of 59

"Dressing the Man" has a photo of a shirt jacket that looks pretty dressy, and the author presents it as suitable for business casual. None of the photos I've seen in this thread look anywhere near that nice. Flusser seems to imply that a shirt jacket is a new idea in semi-nice dressing, but after a few weeks of Googling, I really can't find much out there beyond the backwoods-looking plaids.


I like the idea of a jacket that's a slight stepdown in dressiness from a sports coat.

post #47 of 59
One version that is pretty common, and looks good worn casually, imo, way better than the "Safari jacket" versions shown here, are CPO shirts. One of the better ones is my Engineered Garments:

post #48 of 59
^I had an old Woolrich one like that in the 80's. The safari type remind me too much of colonialism or the dictators that took over afterwards. But I can see their utility.
post #49 of 59

This is the nicest I've seen so far, but I decided it wouldn't fit me:


post #50 of 59

I have a shirt jacket/safari/field jacket from Alberto Aspesi I've been wearing a lot during summer and fall. It's made of light cotton similar to a a summer chino, unlined of course, double vents, shirt collar (with throat latch) and cuffs, hidden 4-button-placket and four pockets. The top pockets are some kind of one-piece-pockets, something I've never seen before.





Since I can't wear dressier than shirt, chino and brown derbies, that shirt jacket is a very welcome and versatile addition to my wardrobe. I'm thinking about getting another one made in heavy cotton like calvary twill or wool for winter. Probably a little bit dressier with three patch pockets, slightly longer body and slightly rounded/open quarters.


I might end with something very similar to the Spanish Teba jackets, which are intriguing me for quite some time. Are Guayabera shirt qualifed for this thread?

post #51 of 59

I'm looking for a shirt jacket for spring/summer - wearing to work over an OCBD kind of thing. I like the safari style ones I've seen with four bellow pockets, but I'm open to others. I've been looking all over and found pictures of many examples that I like, but none that I can actually buy online right now. Any help would be appreciated, thanks.

post #52 of 59
Thread Starter 
Nice safari shirt jacket by Budd, made for Simon at Permanent Style

post #53 of 59
I'm planning on getting a shirt jacket made up and thus thought I'd resurrect this thread.

My shirtmaker suggested either heavy linen or heavy cotton for the shirt jacket - what are the pros/cons of each? I was fairly set on linen, but after the cotton suggestion, thought I'd ask here for some opinions.
post #54 of 59
I have made shirt jackets out of Linen, cotton, and both lightweight and heavy weight wool.

all three work well.
the only advantage of cotton over linen is that you can wear cotton further into the fall.

My only other suggestion is to have the fabric prewashed and shrunk prior to cutting.
the pre-wash will save any headaches if the jacket is laundered and possibly over dried later on.
it will also soften up the fabric and look more relaxed.
make sure the lining inside the collar and cuffs is soft. and not fused.
post #55 of 59
Thanks for the tips!
post #56 of 59
I recently purchased a Teba jacket by Justo Gimenez from The Armoury. I suggest looking at those.
post #57 of 59
Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post

Nice safari shirt jacket by Budd, made for Simon at Permanent Style





Has tons of fit issues and tailoring issues, as usual on everything about this Cromptom says. Bad bespoke as the armhole is full of remaining fabric, and also his extreme sloped shoulders hasn´t been corrected, see also all the wrinkles on the shoulder, as also was on the Burgos shirt he gave a 9 out of 10, way more than a Kiton shirt while then he wrote the Burgos was the worst of all.


Then why he gave higher note to it?


He even answered to me, that plastic buttons on the worst ever shirt, were real mother of pearl. When i showed that post to the editors of several Italian magazines, all laughed loud of this " expert" who even is able to id a plastic button from a real mop one.


Please keep the forum clean of this intoxicators who only get rich shilling mediocre products fooling decent people who just want to learn to dress and this BLOGGERS fool them while get free cash. 99% are that way.


He is blacklisted in Half Naples by asking free cash to tons of friends of mine for fake reviews they do not need, as already are the top.


By the way is the less elegant person i have ever met, any educate person would have the hands on the pockets while possing.


Very disgusting and the contrary to being a gentleman, just being a  BLOGGER.


Thank you

post #58 of 59
Thread Starter 
Edited by dieworkwear - 3/6/15 at 9:05pm
post #59 of 59
Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post

You take men's clothing way too seriously.

I take everything as a serious person, high morals and ethics are the basic of a person. Any who violates it must be pursued.




 Also, High standarts are the key to success.


Gordon Gecko.


Also those bloggers can´t be taken seriously, are a true offense to the Truth, to the basic human dignity as they lie for cash, or lie deliberately, and to the industry my surname has been just 1 century this year can´t be tolerated.




Should be a Press Tribunal to denunce all the liars so  their places would be closed, as drug dealing places are pursued. 


This are my honest thoughts, any can live out of lying deliberately, and this bloggers are simply disgusting, not only are looking as a joke, totally contrary to what elegance means, more like from a circus, but are totally dishonest, inmoral and let me tell, corrupted from the most basic atom.


On the 1950s, there would be any room for those.

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