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Spalla Camicia - The back view

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There has been a lot of talk about the spalla camicia and what is a real one, a fake one, a RTW one, a padded one, an unpadded one etc. I took this picture and adjusted the light so that every shadow and crevice was visible. It is substantially more subtle in real life, but this back view should give a picture of what the idea of a shirt sleeve shoulder really is (or at least one of the things it can be... One thing to note is that as you can see from various WAYWT thread pictures, the front of the shoulder is much cleaner than the back. This is the traditional way to make such a shoulder. This particular fabric is a 10 oz fresco from Woodehouse. in particular here is a closeup of the lapped sleevehead which continues to the lapped sleeveseam where the sleevehead transitions to a more standard construction:
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Molto Bene
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Originally Posted by iammatt View Post
Is the seam that prominent in real life? or is it the lighting
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Is the seam that prominent in real life? or is it the lighting
It is the lighting, but it is more prominent than you would see on most jackets. All of the seams on the jacket are lap seams other than the sleeve inseam. It is not glaring like in the picture though.... I am assuming that you mean the sleeve seam and not the sleevehead seam, but the answer is the same for both.
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nice matt, suits you very well
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It is the lighting, but it is more prominent than you would see on most jackets. All of the seams on the jacket are lap seams other than the sleeve inseam. It is not glaring like in the picture though.... I am assuming that you mean the sleeve seam and not the sleevehead seam, but the answer is the same for both.
Thanks for the clarification - yes, I was referring to the sleeve seam (it looks several mm thick on the picture)
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Perfecto! Thanks for sharing
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Can someone be so kind to explain why this example of construction is important? I honestly do not know what we are looking at here, but would like to know.
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Can someone be so kind to explain why this example of construction is important? I honestly do not know what we are looking at here, but would like to know.

http://www.askandyaboutclothes.com/T...anShoulder.htm
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. . .

in particular here is a closeup of the lapped sleevehead which continues to the lapped sleeveseam where the sleevehead transitions to a more standard construction. . .

Would you explain this a bit more fully. I am not following you. I understand the shirtsleeve seam at the sleevhead. I see the lapped sleeve seam . . . then what?
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Can someone be so kind to explain why this example of construction is important? I honestly do not know what we are looking at here, but would like to know.

It is not important.

It is just a type of construction that some people find interesting and many people talk about without knowing exactly what it is. The linked article will explain it in more detail. iamatt's post is just a very clear picture of a not-often-shown view (and it is a really nice jacket).
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Beautiful look. Very simple, natural, and subdued which I really like.

Who made this coat Matt?
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Beautiful look. Very simple, natural, and subdued which I really like.

Who made this coat Matt?


London House, of course.
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Would you explain this a bit more fully. I am not following you. I understand the shirtsleeve seam at the sleevhead. I see the lapped sleeve seam . . . then what?
below the sleeve seam, the sleeve is inserted into the armhole as would be a normal jacket sleeve. the same for the front side. i think this is right, I am no expert.
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below the sleeve seam, the sleeve is inserted into the armhole as would be a normal jacket sleeve. the same for the front side. i think this is right, I am no expert.

Gotcha. I have three jackets made with a spalla camacia - one bespoke and two RTW. One of the RTW, maybe both, has lapped sleeve seams. I am pretty sure the bespoke one does not have lapped seams. I will check to see how the sleeves are inserted into the armscye.
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