3 Piece Patch?

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  1. Alias

    Alias Senior member

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    I was wondering about this topic too. I have a roll of tweed and I need to hurry and make something with it while it's still cold.
     
  2. Film Noir Buff

    Film Noir Buff Senior member

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    My two cents: nothing wrong with a two- or three-patch pockets coat for a three-piece suit, but I would get regular welted pockets for the vest, especially if the cloth is worsted (actually, I think patch pockets look wrong on most worsteds anyway, coats included, but that's probably just me). Mind you, there is a picture of a patch ticket pocket in that old anglomania thread (remember? It's on a blueish tweed coat), and it looks rather neat, if slightly affected. So small patch pockets can look good even when prominently displayed. But it's certainly a risky move. EDIT: I see it's a Donny. In that case patch pockets would look good even if it's a worsted tweed, of course. Not that I like worsted tweeds, but still.
    Patch pockets look bad on most jackets.
     
  3. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    Patch pockets look bad on most jackets.

    Neah...won't post it this time.

    Too easy.


    - B
     
  4. Film Noir Buff

    Film Noir Buff Senior member

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    Neah...won't post it this time. Too easy. - B
    Don't hold back on my account.
     
  5. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    Don't hold back on my account.

    Like most things, it loses its shock value from overuse.

    We'll leave it dormant for now, and let it revivify.


    - B
     
  6. Film Noir Buff

    Film Noir Buff Senior member

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    Like most things, it loses its shock value from overuse. We'll leave it dormant for now, and let it revivify. - B
    That's funny, I never get over the shock of many of your outfits [​IMG]
     
  7. edmorel

    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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    That's funny, I never get over the shock of many of your outfits [​IMG]

    this is turning into the "your mom" joke of MC.
     
  8. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    That's funny, I never get over the shock of many of your outfits [​IMG]

    Thank you...I try to keep things fresh.

    You're clever to keep us guessing about how you dress, however...we only get those tantalizing bits and pieces.


    - B
     
  9. Film Noir Buff

    Film Noir Buff Senior member

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    Thank you...I try to keep things fresh.
    So fresh your taste could almost be described as unripe. Fresco with patch pockets, hopsack; what's next, top stitching on tweed?[​IMG]
    You're clever to keep us guessing about how you dress, however...we only get those tantalizing bits and pieces. - B
    Well I watch a lot of those shows about real life murders (You know, how the frustrated geek goes on a spree sort of thing?) so it keeps me one step ahead of over enthusiastic fans.[​IMG]
     
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    Parker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Top stitching on a tweed?

    Yes.
     
  11. Film Noir Buff

    Film Noir Buff Senior member

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    Yes.
    Top stitching on tweed is a bad idea on so may levels. Where did you hear about this and why would you want it?
     
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    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    Top stitching on tweed is a bad idea on so may levels. Where did you hear about this and why would you want it?
    I thought it was about as classic a detail as it gets. Come to think of it, I can't remember too many good looking tweed jackets without top/double stitching.
     
  13. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    I thought it was about as classic a detail as it gets.
    It is. See above.
     
  14. Film Noir Buff

    Film Noir Buff Senior member

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    I thought it was about as classic a detail as it gets. Come to think of it, I can't remember too many good looking tweed jackets without top/double stitching.
    Top stitching is done by machine. What you might mean is a type of hand stitching called lapped stitching. It is an overlapped, "closed" seam. However, in the case of tweed, the material is too heavy and textured for this sort of treatment and the result would be clumsy, to say the least. Lapped stitiching is mostly for delicate cloths which react to humidity and can pucker, such as gabardine, silk, cotton and linen. Because they are usaully thin, smooth fabrics, there is the added bonus that you can see and appreciate the little hand sewn nubs that close the seams. Tweed top stitching is not classic, it was never common, at least not amongst tailors or clients with any claim to good taste and it certainly isn't traditional. I have seen some of Nino's clients get all there finer suits Super 100s and up with these lapped stitched seams to signify "custom made and hand work" but I dont like that. I have also seen worsted cashmere jackets in dark colors or tweedy patterns with this type of stitiching but I think that also looks overdone. It's often best on a pair of gabardine pants. I have also seen/done it on a pair of medium and light grey flannel pants for a sportier look.
     
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    ^ FNB - do you have any photos of lapped stitching next to topstitching? Curious about the visual difference as it sounds like everyone is generally talking about the same thing.
     

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