Originally Posted by ArchieGoodwin
Guys, I need some help. The story so far: I am trying to buy a shooting jacket. I'd love something along the lines of the one worn by Martin Freeman in the first season of Sherlock. You can find it here
. I like the leather shoulder pad and the pockets. However, long story short I can't find anything similar RTW. Also RTW stuff rarely works with my body and I'd like another type of collar.
Can you help me with deciding the tailor and the cloth? What kind of cloth do you suggest for a country garment? I am thinking of using a British tailor given that I live in London and it'd be more practical for me with the fittings. I am also open to use an Italian tailor but I am originally from Naples and travel often there. My idea was to go to someone like Dege and Skinner or C&M and to use a heavy tweed, but I am more than willing to be guided by your experience and wisdom.
Any of the SR tailors should be able to make that for you. It just depends on the general style and silhouette you want. Chose a tailor you're generally interested in, and see what kind of ideas they'd have for such a jacket.
Tweed is the most obvious choice. Options there are as wide as you can imagine, so you'd have to say more about what kind of color or design you want.
If you're looking for a functional garment, Purdey or Holland & Holland probably have something to wear (at prices cheaper than bespoke). If it's more for fashion purposes, brands such as Ralph Lauren have been ripping off that look for decades. Even if they don't have something now, there's probably a version of it somewhere on eBay or something. The '90s stuff was a bit oversized, but maybe it can work depending on how far you size down.
Incidentally, that jacket you linked was made by Haversack. Hard to find in the UK, but more easily available in Japan. Check Rakuten or Yahoo Japan Auctions. You may also want to look into brands such as Engineered Garments and Nigel Cabourn.Edited by dieworkwear - 5/31/16 at 3:00pm