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Can look good.....

Nope...
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post #378 of 405
Pin dot suit with a centre vent seems incongruent.
post #379 of 405
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Navy pin dot suit with a center vent would be really nice. I'd also check for a grey pinstripe. I tend to have more fun when I wear my pinstripes.



Where has this term "pin dot" come from? That is simply a pin stripe that you illustrate.
post #380 of 405
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I have thought about a pinstripe navy. Navy is tough for me. My skin tone has a reddish hue, and my hair is somewhat coppery, so darker navy's are often not appealing. I have always been enamored with that pinstripe that Sanders wears. However, I am fairly broad shouldered, and do not always like the way that pinstripe suits wear on me.

In any event, back to scheduled programming! After numerous delays, we arrived in Chicago around 2:30 p.m. this past Saturday (as opposed to 10:30 a.m.). I went straight from the airport to baggage claim (where I found the airline lost my bags), from baggage claim to hotel, and from hotel to Chris' shop. Unfortunately, without clothing in hand, I had to wear my airport attire. We will get to the deets on the jacket later.

But first, some food pr0n! On Saturday night, we went to Blackbird. I was fairly diligent, and took pictures of most of the courses.


Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)








I thought Blackbird was delicious. Not the best restaurant I have been to, but the dishes were fun, and the place had a great atmosphere. All things considered, the price was reasonable for the quality, in my opinion. When we were finished with Blackbird, we were exhausted. I am not used to dining at 9:30 p.m. anymore.

The next day was leisurely. Went for a walk, rented some bikes, etc. Went to Cindy's for brunch, grabbed a light lunch at Ema, and went to Au Cheval for dinner. All in all, a heck of a day (I think I am still full).



Was pretty terrible about pictures, but here is one where I am contemplating the menu.

Alright, now, to the good stuff! Unfortunately, did not get to spend as much time with Chris as I would have liked, but I got to spend a good hour at his shop. I came in on Saturday, and he was working with his apprentice, Eric. Eric trained in Rome, and has been working for Chris for about 4-5 years (IIRC). Sat around, and talked shop for a little bit. Chris was kind enough to offer me a beer, and I happily accepted his offer (3 Floyd's Zombie Dust - yet another perk). In exchange, I brought him some Ghost in the Machine, a great beer proudly brewed here in Louisiana.

I put on my coat, and I was surprised at how much I loved the fabric. I look forward to shooting the jacket in natural light.




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We had a few minor changes. We decided to shorten the jacket by about 3/8 of an inch or so (not pictured). We also brought in the waist a hair (pictured). Chris also let out the back a little bit, and raised the collar - I evidently have put on a bit of muscle (with my new house, I guess the yard work is giving me some of that much-needed grown man strength). We decided to go for a softer look with this jacket. It is not styled as aggressively as my suit. For some reason or another, I think that overly suppressed jackets can often look incongruous - especially one as countrified as this.

We decided to change the initial configuration, slightly. We are going with triple patch pockets, and we picked out some dark reddish-brown buttons. I think it is all going to look fantastic. Also, we decided to go with two buttons on the sleeve.

Chris indicated that the jacket should be finished in about a month. I am looking forward to it already!
post #381 of 405

Looks great! I think it looks better than the suit jacket, though I haven't been able to put my finger on why yet.

post #382 of 405
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If I could hazard a guess... the chest is a bit fuller. Helps to balance out the shoulders. Also, there is less waist suppression. We went for a rounder look.
Edited by Newcomer - 10/4/16 at 11:41am
post #383 of 405
Could be weight of the fabric too? It hangs very nicely. Still has a trim look even though it is more relaxed. Very balanced I'd say.
post #384 of 405
Thread Starter 
That also probably helps. This fabric sits around 11oz, about 2oz heavier than my suit.
post #385 of 405

This is a beaded stripe


Navy pin dot suit with a center vent would be really nice. I'd also check for a grey pinstripe. I tend to have more fun when I wear my pinstripes.

post #386 of 405
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Where has this term "pin dot" come from? That is simply a pin stripe that you illustrate.

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Tough crowd here. I was using the picture in reference to the pinstripe/beadstrip.
post #387 of 405
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Well, I appreciated the clarification, I was all lined up to commission a suit in the following smile.gif

post #388 of 405
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If I could hazard a guess... the chest is a bit fuller. Helps to balance out the shoulders. Also, there is less waist suppression. We went for a rounder look.

 

I think that's definitely part of it. I think there's also something about the lapels. The jacket lapels seem to roll down to the same point, but I prefer the lapels on the jacket slightly. I haven't figured out why. Maybe a slightly different shape or a bit longer? I caveat all of that with the jacket not being done, the vagaries of photography, and Chris's work always being awesome.

post #389 of 405
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I have no clue about the lapels. They feel similar to me though. Here is a picture of the suit, for reference.

post #390 of 405
Is it correct the chest is quite full on the suit jacket? Looks great in any case.
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