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Introducing: Ikiré Jones

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by w.o.e.is.me., Apr 10, 2013.

  1. acidboy

    acidboy Senior member

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    I wish you the best on your venture, w.o.e.... hopefully we might see your collection in asia some day.
     
  2. lwmarti

    lwmarti Senior member

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    I'm drooling over that blue jacket but probably can't justify getting one because I really wouldn't ever get a chance to wear it, but I'll definitely be buying a pocket square or two. (Hey! I actually got around to making a post!)
     
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  3. niidawg3

    niidawg3 Senior member

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    congratulations Wale ... The squares look fabulous and i'll definitely pick up a few.

    good luck with the venture!!
     
  4. emptym

    emptym Senior member Moderator

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    Well done, w.o.e.

    Looking forward to future developments.
     
  5. tim_horton

    tim_horton Senior member

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    :D:D:D

    Awesome, congratulations and good luck with the new venture. I love those pocket squares.
     
  6. Superfluous

    Superfluous Senior member

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    How long will the 38L be? Bottom of collar or total length?

    To be honest, the one thing I'm not a huge fan of is that underlining of the lapel sticking out on the edges of the lapel... but that's just me.

    I am a big fan of the peak lapel, roped shoulder with patch pockets. I'm currently having a fun summer sport coat made with wide peak lapels, patch pockets, etc.
     
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  7. gyasih

    gyasih Senior member

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    Great, I wish you much success and may acquire a PS or two in the near future.
     
  8. Cary Grant

    Cary Grant Senior member

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    Good for you, W.O.E. - really cheering you on. I too and starting my own business- scary, daunting, exciting, fun.

    Go for it!
     
  9. Mr Cucumber

    Mr Cucumber Active Member

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    I can not see myself wearing those jacket but the squares are proper porn. I will get at least two or three of them.
     
  10. w.o.e.is.me.

    w.o.e.is.me. Senior member

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    The L's will be about 1.5" longer than their regular counterparts, so total length of the 38L (from bottom of the collar) will be approx. 31.5".

    Regarding the lining peeking out, we could easily use less of an underlining for anyone who wanted to temper the look a bit. In general, the underlining will not be visible unless the collars are upturned.
     
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  11. w.o.e.is.me.

    w.o.e.is.me. Senior member

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    From the guy who does the dirty work:

    "The measurements are purely garment measurements. Pit to pit is a body measurement.
    However, on the garment, "chest to break" measures the distance from lapel fold to lapel fold.
    If you look at a photo of a jacket, there is a gap (empty space) in the middle/front of the chest that isn't covered by the jacket's fabric. This space is not counted in the chest to break measurement.

    Whereas "chest to the lapel edge" includes the unfolded lapels' width. With the lapels unfolded they overlap so this width is larger than the pit to pit.

    So essentially pit to pit is in between these two other measurements but is not a fixed point on the garment since it takes into account either the gap or overlap both of which fluctuate slightly depending on the wearer.

    Note: The Back length measurement is from the bottom of the collar seam to the bottom end of the jacket"
     
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  12. jchosko

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    Everything is just looking so awesome so far WOE, I've no doubt this wil be a successful and rewarding venture! And though I've mentioned this to you already...those pocket squares! DAMN!
     
  13. Superfluous

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    Good to hear on both regards; might put in an order sometime. How long do you plan to run each look/jacket? Until the fabric runs out?
     
  14. w.o.e.is.me.

    w.o.e.is.me. Senior member

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    Yup. I plan on keeping the jackets around until the fabric is used up, then re-assessing based on demand.
     
  15. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    Wish you the best of luck.

    The w.o.e.squares[​IMG] look nice.


    (You may have that trademark. :D)
     
  16. VRaivio

    VRaivio Senior member

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    Great background bit! Here's wishing you continued success with Ikiré!
     
  17. Fred G. Unn

    Fred G. Unn Senior member

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    Blue New Lagos square came today, thanks!
     
  18. Von Franz

    Von Franz Senior member

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    Great-looking stuff, w.o.e.

    Beautifully designed squares, and the jackets are reminiscent of electric-era Miles Davis in the best of ways.

    -VF
     
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    Great jackets , would pull the trigger in a flash if could have tried them on.
     
  20. w.o.e.is.me.

    w.o.e.is.me. Senior member

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    Try it! You'll like it!
     

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