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post #3976 of 10765
I think it would be great as sports coat but even more versatile as a blazer suit.. That's what I am planning to do with my cloth when I get around to it.

Here is a nice version from our own member blackdice

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post #3977 of 10765
A 520 odd jacket, pretty much like the one you describe, is on my list as well. In fact, I like it better than 516 because it isn't classic navy.
post #3978 of 10765
The 520 distinctly looks like a suiting blue. I would play it a bit more traditional and go for a true navy for an odd jacket,
post #3979 of 10765
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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post

Is Fresco 0520 for a sport coat a bad idea? I was considering it last weekend when NSM came to San Francisco, but asked Dino to hold the order until I made up my mind. I was between that and the 0516, truer navy. Given how many navy jackets I have at this point, adding another seemed a bit boring, though I suppose I don't have one in Fresco.
FWIW, I was considering having it made into a 3/2 roll SB summer jacket with 3 patch pockets and double stitching.
Thoughts?

I would go with 516, I have both made up and much prefer the true navy. I had mine made with two patch pockets and a welted breast pocket. Mina does a good job on welted breast pockets so you may want to reconsider.
post #3980 of 10765
DWW - do a welted breast pocket...you won't regret it.
post #3981 of 10765
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Originally Posted by whnay. View Post

DWW - do a welted breast pocket...you won't regret it.

Do you mean this for blazersuits, or just sport coats in general? If the latter, any reason why?
post #3982 of 10765
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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post

Is Fresco 0520 for a sport coat a bad idea? I was considering it last weekend when NSM came to San Francisco, but asked Dino to hold the order until I made up my mind. I was between that and the 0516, truer navy. Given how many navy jackets I have at this point, adding another seemed a bit boring, though I suppose I don't have one in Fresco.
FWIW, I was considering having it made into a 3/2 roll SB summer jacket with 3 patch pockets and double stitching.
Thoughts?

I did 520 up as a DB blazer suit - patch pockets with welted breast.
post #3983 of 10765
Sport coats in general. It dresses it up just slightly and gives the jacket a little bit more versatility. Plus I think most patch breast pockets look odd.
post #3984 of 10765
Thread Starter 
I like breast patch but I do agree that if the jacket is mostly to be worn as a suit and only occasionally odd, then welt is better. If the reverse, I'd go with patch.
post #3985 of 10765
Any thoughts on the Minnis AFB flannel made up as a DB blazersuit?

Or should I stick to flap pockets?
post #3986 of 10765
Well I also think patch breast pockets add uneeded visual bulk to jackets as well. It isn't as noticible with a fresco but....
post #3987 of 10765
Stick with flap pockets with flannel, you'll get more out of it over the long haul.
post #3988 of 10765
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

I like breast patch but I do agree that if the jacket is mostly to be worn as a suit and only occasionally odd, then welt is better. If the reverse, I'd go with patch.

That's what I say to clients. If the jacket is worn with a tie as much or more than without a tie get the welt. Especially when sitting, the pocket and tie are most visible and noticed so they convey the style when you can't see the entire jacket.
If you want to make the jacket/suit dedicated to casual and seldom wear a tie, go with a patch. The cloth will suggest the styling too.
post #3989 of 10765
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Originally Posted by Slewfoot View Post

I'd recommend going all Ermazine. I think Harrison's sells them direct. I'm not sure on exact lengths, but I think it's good to have close to the amount that the suit is. For example, if you need 2.5 meters for a sportcoat probably ideal to have 1.5 meters of lining. I could be wrong though.
can you show the lining of your new Steeds?
post #3990 of 10765
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Originally Posted by TRINI View Post

Why wait?
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fantastic. maker? Steed?
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