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1968 Brioni travel jacket, and travel jacket ideas.

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by radicaldog, Aug 15, 2012.

  1. radicaldog

    radicaldog Senior member

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    Bastardised odd jacket doesn't sound too bad, actually. But as I said, I'll ask the tailor to keep some extra cloth just in case I want to add stuff like epaulettes.

    This is the summer version so no throat latch. The winter one will definitely have one though.
     
  2. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I like your revisions Radicaldog. Consider a patch pocket within the hip patch pockets. Use them for small heavy things. That way they don't distort the shape of the outer hip pocket.
     
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    VRaivio Senior member

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    This thread is inspiring, I cannot wait to see the finished model.
     
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  5. MikeDT

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    Ah four symmetrical pockets with flaps, I like that. Not so keen on the asymmetric looking travel jackets posted earlier. Myself, I wouldn't do buttoned shoulder strap things(epaulets), makes looks like a soldier, too military IMO.
     
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  6. radicaldog

    radicaldog Senior member

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    The order is in now, but there will be a winter version so if this design is too daring I'll rectify things (pun not intended). But, as Eileen Gray said, "symmetry is boring". I do have a brown solid Harris tweed coat with four symmetrical pockets (with buttons and slits, but no flaps), and I don't think it works too well, perhaps because the breast pockets are placed too high. There's a picture of it somewhere on the interwebz (either here or on the London Lounge), but no idea where it is, exactly.
     
  7. lukelukeluke

    lukelukeluke Well-Known Member

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    first one is extremely sexy. symmetrical may be boring, but in my early paying-attention-to-clothes days, i have found that i am kind of boring. why, oh why, do i not have $1100 to spend on a travel jacket?
     
  8. radicaldog

    radicaldog Senior member

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    I do like the first one, but it's a field jacket rather than a sportcoat. I wanted something one could wear with a tie.
     
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  10. radicaldog

    radicaldog Senior member

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    ^ Nice. Looks more like a field jacket though. I have something quite similar (in blue, no belt) from Aspesi.
     
  11. poorsod

    poorsod Senior member

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    I like this design for a travel jacket.

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  12. emptym

    emptym Senior member Moderator

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    Nice color and interesting pocket design, but for some reason I've never been able to like a shirt collar on a jacket.
     
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  13. poorsod

    poorsod Senior member

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    I believe it is called a Ghillie collar.
     
  14. radicaldog

    radicaldog Senior member

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    Nice, but it looks like a sort of hunting garment.
     
  15. poorsod

    poorsod Senior member

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    True. But it has some design ideas that are interesting.
     
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    Ich_Dien Senior member

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    A bit too Austrian WWI for my liking...
     
  17. MikeDT

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    Not enough pockets and too Bavarian, probably go well with lederhosen IMO
     
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  18. emptym

    emptym Senior member Moderator

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    How's the project coming along? Here are some images from Villarosa's Elegant Man that I thought might be helpful:

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  19. Hayward

    Hayward Senior member

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    I don't understand the presumption that travel clothing should have an abundance of pockets. All you need is an inside zip pocket big enough for to hold a passport and boarding pass, plus another one for a smart phone. Maybe a small stash pocket, but that should really be part of the trouser. Add two ordinary slash pockets to keep your hands in and your good to go.

    Moreover, styling should be based on outerwear. For instance, a short Mackintosh in Schoeller-c or Ventile, raglan sleeves, with pockets as styled above, a drawstring or some elastic at the waist for warmth management or just to give a more waisted look, and Barbour style snap on hood. Unlined or mesh lining, and perhaps discreet pit zips. Colors should be dark khaki or olive.

    There is a jacket in the Stasi museum in Berlin, in the covert camera/surveillance exhibit, that would be a good styling base. I'll post pics later.
     
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    Hayward Senior member

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    [​IMG]

    Not exactly like I described above, but to me seems a more sensible option than a shooting or safari jacket.
     

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