1968 Brioni travel jacket, and travel jacket ideas.

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  1. imatlas

    imatlas Senior member

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    Complete with a camera strap strap.

    The contrasting bellows are tacky IMO.
     


  2. radicaldog

    radicaldog Senior member

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    No strap strap/epaulette for me: I always wear cameras/shoulder bags across my chest anyway.

    The bellows aren't contrasting: they are just reinforced at the top in self material (because they hide popper buttons). Or are you referring to the blue piece of cloth in the photo? That's just a little trial pocket we made to test the design of the pockets!
     


  3. Ich_Dien

    Ich_Dien Senior member

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    The epaulets would be a nice feature I still think. You could always make them removable too with the attaching button under the collar?
     
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  4. radicaldog

    radicaldog Senior member

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    I don't quite see how: they need to be sewn in at one end, or at least have a kind of loop permanently sewn onto the shoulder, no? I'm just worried that this jacket is quite eccentric already. I will ask the tailor to set aside a bit of cloth anyway, just in case.
     
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    Ich_Dien Senior member

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    Just a small loop at the end of the shoulder, with a button on the opposing end. they would be hardly noticeable if done well. IMHO you must embrace something of a militaristic theme for a jacket like this in the first place as otherwise it will just look like a bastardised odd jacket. Are you also not including at least a removable throat latch?
     
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  6. 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.
     


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


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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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  11. 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.
     


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    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?
     


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


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