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Best bespoke commission ever? I think so. *** PICTURES ADDED FOR THOSE LACKING IMAGINATION

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by mafoofan, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. quar

    quar Senior member

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    Looks awesome. The half-belt looks a little wide proportionately. But damn awesome.

    Love your work Foo.
     


  2. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    Blame any outsized proportions on me. I asked for a chunky belt. Hate skimpy details.
     


  3. Holdfast

    Holdfast Senior member

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    I love the drama of a good overcoat, so can really empathise wiht your pleasure in getting a nice one. Congratulations!

    I personally would like the back pleat to be (a little bit) more closed when standing still, allowing for it to flare open when moving but as you're happy with the current styling, my preference is neither here nor there; it's your coat. :)

    I have a not dissimilar plaid greatcoat, also with massive lapels and a belted back though mine lacks the turnback cuffs and has flap rather than patch pockets. I'm OK with the flap pockets, but would have really liked turnback cuffs (mine is only RTW and there wasn't enough length in the sleeves for that). I do have epaulettes though, albeit they're hardly visible under the massive collar! These kinds of really heavy coat are absolutely perfect for subzero & snowy weather; I've been wearing mine a lot recently. Old pic of mine below, spoiler-coded so as not to seem like I'm infringing on your thread. I post it purely to acknowledge the fun of a dramatic overcoat.

    [​IMG]
     
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  4. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    That's crazy -- in a good way.

    I often wonder why guys opt for such boring coats when it's one area of the wardrobe that lends itself to a bit of drama. Nice to see something interesting.

    That said, once you've gone this far, the fur collar doesn't seem like such a leap.
     


  5. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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  6. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    Not my building, but yes, the lighting was otherworldly.
     


  7. nate10184

    nate10184 Senior member

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    Is this the fabric you went with? Doesn't look like a herringbone in these pics but its probably just the distance/resolution.

    [​IMG]
     
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  8. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    Yep, that's the exact cloth. The plaid cashmere fabric is the lining.
     


  9. rob

    rob Senior member

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    I think it's great in name.
     


  10. Eustace Tilley

    Eustace Tilley Senior member

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    Foo: very well done. Looks amazing.

    I may steal that design for my next overcoat!
     


  11. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Senior member

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    I agree with Holdfast about the vent, and think it might look a bit better with less waist suppression, but it's an otherwise really nice coat. Great stuff, Foo.
     


  12. Patrick R

    Patrick R Senior member

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    No question. But it is easy to nit pick when I'm standing on the sideline.
     


  13. ColdEyedPugilist

    ColdEyedPugilist Senior member

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    Suppression looks spot on imo; any more and there'd likely be buckling at the buttons; any less and you might lose the nicely dramatic flare in the skirt.
     


  14. Master Shake

    Master Shake Senior member

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    Very nice coat.
     


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