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Sounds good.This is encouraging. ... I will post pictures of one that I am wanting to have made up. It will take all of six weeks though.
OH that one is excellent! I really do like this style, although I am rather big in the chest.Sounds good.
I had one made a year ago if it helps you any
Went with a slouchy fit, and since replaced the buttons with black ones.
I should add that I used an OTR jacket as a base for fit.OH that one is excellent! I really do like this style, although I am rather big in the chest.
Do you have any idea of the ideal fabric weight to use for such a jacket as yours?
I'd go for something around 14 - 16oz, personally. Without any internal construction, something lighter than 14oz will drape more like a light shirt jacket.Do you have any idea of the ideal fabric weight to use for such a jacket as yours?
This. Tailors don't have the machines to construct rugged styles properly. There are so many RTW brands that do this type of thing really, really well.I'd go for something around 14 - 16oz, personally. Without any internal construction, something lighter than 14oz will drape more like a light shirt jacket.
I still think this sort of stuff is better off the rack though.
I dont know, but that sounds like a standard L or XL. I don't think casual clothes have to fit perfectly. They actually look a bit awkward when they're overly tailored. I would just try on different RTW offerings and see what looks good on you.My problem is small shoulders (18 ") and a biggish chest (43"). Who makes tailored jackets for people like me???
I am not talking of big baggy or oversized coats....
So are you saying avoid the top pockets if I can?I have to agree for being a huge fan of safari/field/hunting jackets and wearing them on a daily basis.
Chest pockets make huge difference here, IMO they just play too much on top of dashing tweeds rich in colours/patterns.
Safari/field is great with light, flexible and plain materials such as linen/cotton/wax cotton/corduroy/suede/technical synthetics, while tweed is more suited for hunting/norfolk.