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post #17101 of 19906
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Originally Posted by lordsuperb View Post


DB


Direct and to the point. But I am curious to hear your reasoning.

post #17102 of 19906
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Originally Posted by Andy57 View Post


Direct and to the point. But I am curious to hear your reasoning.

I've been paying attention to your WAYWN post and have been quite impressed with how you pull off the Double Breasted look. The single breasted jackets you post are nice but somewhat underwhelming when comparing the two styles. Also, I've noticed that you wear ticket pockets on a large majority of your jackets. I'm not necessarily the biggest fan of ticket pockets on single breasted sport coats unless they are hacking. I don't think either versions of the ticket pocket will look good with this cloth. Lastly, the cloth is cream and I can only imagine cream jackets as DB's.
post #17103 of 19906
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Originally Posted by lordsuperb View Post


I've been paying attention to your WAYWN post and have been quite impressed with how you pull off the Double Breasted look. The single breasted jackets you post are nice but somewhat underwhelming when comparing the two styles. Also, I've noticed that you wear ticket pockets on a large majority of your jackets. I'm not necessarily the biggest fan of ticket pockets on single breasted sport coats unless they are hacking. I don't think either versions of the ticket pocket will look good with this cloth. Lastly, the cloth is cream and I can only imagine cream jackets as DB's.


Thanks! I have to agree with you about the ticket pocket (which you're right, I am a fan of) for this cloth. I don't think it would look right. Interesting about cream jackets as DBs.

post #17104 of 19906

Here is one worn by Jake from The Armoury. 

 

post #17105 of 19906
Never seen that picture...it's pretty badass.
post #17106 of 19906
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Originally Posted by Murlsquirl View Post

Never seen that picture...it's pretty badass.


Yes, I have to agree. That seals the deal!

post #17107 of 19906
Hello all:

I am very interested in getting a jacket made up in an oatmeal herringbone fabric similar to the RL Rugby sport coat that appears in the following photo:



Can anyone with greater fabric knowledge suggest a merchant or mill to look into?
post #17108 of 19906
Do you know what composition you're looking for? There's lots of fabrics that look like that, but are you looking for wool, a wool mix, is it for S/S, or a F/W tweed, etc
post #17109 of 19906
Molloy & Sons #0702/04



If you're looking for a tweed
post #17110 of 19906
Fox also has something if you want an option that's a bit softer and darker than the Molloy

http://www.themerchantfox.co.uk/prod/934/fox-tweed/natural-taupe-herringbone-tweed
post #17111 of 19906
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Originally Posted by kolecho View Post

I am thinking of getting Gennaro Paone to make me a mid thigh overcoat. The design would probably be based off of a Jeep coat and it will be worn over sport jackets and sometimes a suit.

I really like these twill Fox overcoatings. They are around 20-27 oz, mix of lambswool and Shetland wool. The grey one on the right is lighter in weight and the twill is less prominent than the other two.

Any suggestions on the colour I should go for? Colour in the photo below is pretty close to what they look like in daylight.

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Little off topic, but....whats a Jeep coat ?

post #17112 of 19906
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Originally Posted by hippotamus View Post

Little off topic, but....whats a Jeep coat ?

It's very similar to a peacoat but was issued to ground troops. I like this iteration with storm collar and large pocket flaps.

post #17113 of 19906
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Originally Posted by hippotamus View Post

Little off topic, but....whats a Jeep coat ?

It's a WWII term for a Mackinaw coat, which is a double breasted, shawl collar style that was originally worn by fur traders and lumberjacks. The style was later adopted for more civilian purposes and was even sold at Brooks Brothers in the early 20th century.

The coats were originally made from thick woolen blankets, which is why you sometimes see them in bright colors and blanket-like designs. Ones made from Pendleton and Hudson's Bay blankets are often kicking around on eBay.





post #17114 of 19906
Very good question...the perils of late night posting. Looking for wool. I had assumed the jacket in question was a tweed of sorts, but was kind of thrown off because it appears from close ups of the photo that it is largely unlined (except sleeves) which is not something I normally associate with tweed.
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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post

Do you know what composition you're looking for? There's lots of fabrics that look like that, but are you looking for wool, a wool mix, is it for S/S, or a F/W tweed, etc
post #17115 of 19906
Some time ago I mentioned being able to source some 15oz Minnis fresco, and there was some interest. I have now done so, and have three colours.

Please see B&S for pricing or contact me via PM.










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