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post #7336 of 10656
Thanks fellas!

Dopey - interesting on the patch pockets. I went for them to keep the seamless feel of the fabric intact. It also has a one piece back for that reason. I wore it around yesterday and it did seem to pull down in the front a bit I imagine due to that weight. It is pretty drape heavy as well so a chance I may nip the waist and chest a bit more, but we'll see.
post #7337 of 10656
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Originally Posted by poorsod View Post

I recall you also had Caraceni make a solaro for you. What else do you have from them?
That's it. Just the two. I had been going to Rome once a summer and had something made each time. My last trip, though, I was there for only a week and didn't have time to get anything made but did stop in for a visit. I also selected a three-ply fresco in a steel blue-gray to get made up as a two piece DB on my next trip, assuming I would have enough time for the fittings. Last summer's trip was canceled but I am hopeful that next summer, it will be back on again. I really like Caraceni (and Rome) and will use them as much as I can as long as I keep making the trips.
post #7338 of 10656
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Originally Posted by gusvs View Post

Beautiful coat and fabric, congratulations!

+2
post #7339 of 10656
The Breanish PoW. Wow, nice. Shetland, right?

How would one go about obtaining a few metres?

-Knox
post #7340 of 10656
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The Breanish PoW. Wow, nice. Shetland, right?

How would one go about obtaining a few metres?

-Knox

The one I mentioned earlier in the thread? Forex was handling that, not sure if it is going forward.
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This two are a fannel from h and s, they are my lafest comission and are currently being made, shoukd bith be ready next week, if anyone's interested in seeing how they make up. 2 patch pocket, 3 roll 2, both exact same style, wirh 3" notch lapels, my fav casual blazer style
post #7342 of 10656
This is some of my current cloth ready to be commissioned, no choices made on what to have made up sk any input most welcome: this is my super 180s and cashmere, not sure about maroon but thinkibg DB Show 6 for liht blue cloth, peak lapels and patch pockegs
post #7343 of 10656
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Originally Posted by badsha View Post

The one I mentioned earlier in the thread? Forex was handling that, not sure if it is going forward.

It has been on the back burner but I'm trying to make it happen. We will see.
post #7344 of 10656
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It has been on the back burner but I'm trying to make it happen. We will see.

Shetland? A great idea. It gets my vote. Count me in.

Rust and cream w/ navy border check?
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Having something made up now in a light grey tropical weight wool and cashmere.  Only enough for a jacket. I'm thinking DB (6x2), fitted, but with contrasting (brown horn) buttons, and patch pockets for a more casual feel.  Also, I'm usually a double vent man, especially for a DB, but...for a more casual odd jacket, was thinking maybe going 80s retro ventless?  Is that beyond the pale?  Thoughts?

post #7346 of 10656
All things equal, ventless DBs are a bit more formal and elegantly shaped. I've done that for DJs and a dark grey HB suit that I wear in the evenings.
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

Having something made up now in a light grey tropical weight wool and cashmere.  Only enough for a jacket. I'm thinking DB (6x2), fitted, but with contrasting (brown horn) buttons, and patch pockets for a more casual feel.  Also, I'm usually a double vent man, especially for a DB, but...for a more casual odd jacket, was thinking maybe going 80s retro ventless?  Is that beyond the pale?  Thoughts?
Have you considered what trouser colors to wear with this? Might be more difficult than you think. I don't get a good feeling about using tropical weight, light grey worsted for a DB with patch pockets. No vents won't make it more casual. I haven't seen the cloth but why not make a trouser from this cloth instead of a jacket
post #7348 of 10656
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Originally Posted by Slewfoot View Post

Gotcha. I'm totally fine with it either way.

It's one thing if it isn't persistent (if it's just in that shot, but doesn't generally hang like that due to shipping or if it's not sitting on your shoulders as it should).

But if it is persistent and always hangs like that, how could you be OK with it? I wouldn't buy a RTW jacket that pulled like that, and certainly would not settle for it in bespoke.
Edited by archetypal_yuppie - 9/24/13 at 8:46am
post #7349 of 10656
I took several other photos (which were a bit blurry or off for other reasons) and they had noticeably less of that puckering. Regardless of that, in real life when I wear it and look in the mirror it's barely discernible. That's the main reason I'm not concerned. Photos don't tell the whole truth. They just provide a moment. And also because I know that it does take a bit of time for jackets to truly settle, especially with a fabric this dense. The jacket is wonderfully comfortable and is from a fabric I had been looking for for quite some time. That's a win in my book.
post #7350 of 10656
Fair enough
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