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Jon Green Sportcoat

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by mmkn, May 31, 2010.

  1. mmkn

    mmkn Senior member

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    The beginnings of a TOB [Thing of Beauty] . . .

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    - M
     
  2. edmorel

    edmorel Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    wow, you're skinny!

    sleevecap looks great, about 1-1/2 inches too long for my tastes. Any particular reason why such a sedate fabric/pattern? And is that why you chose peak lapels? Oh, and the front balance seems wonky in the last pic, but I truly don't know.
     
  3. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I think those are not going to be peaked lapels.
     
  4. mmkn

    mmkn Senior member

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    wow, you're hwp!

    sleevecap looks great, about 1-1/2 inches too long for my tastes.

    Any particular reason why such a sedate fabric/pattern? And is that why you chose peak lapels?

    Oh, and the front balance seems wonky in the last pic, but I truly don't know.


    FIFY. 6' 1", 175 lbs.

    Picture my wife holding camera at about buttoning point and walking around - Shoulder views are magnified and overangulated, and overall picture slightly askew.

    Fabric pattern actually subdued. I am finding that I am replacing many of my RTW favorites from the 80's with bespoke. This one to replace a favorite FerrÃ[​IMG] jacket.

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    It's just the beginning. The skeleton looks good, and the shavings begin![​IMG]


    I think those are not going to be peaked lapels.

    Correctomundo Mang - notched lapels, barchetta welt breast & patch hips pockets, double vents.

    - M
     
  5. lee_44106

    lee_44106 Senior member

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    why Jon Green, out of all the choices available in NYC?
     
  6. mmkn

    mmkn Senior member

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    why Jon Green?

    A simple case of beauty in the eye of the beholder.

    Except for certain parts of a Liverano & Liverano jacket and one of Manton's more or less unknown London maker's creation for him, what Jon makes for me I find most fitting and beautiful.

    More importantly, the tailoring/cordwaining world is full of "The Emperor's Tailors," and Jon is one whose words match what reality is. It is telling that many of his clients bring their grandchildren to have him make timeless clothes for them.

    - M
     
  7. mmkn

    mmkn Senior member

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    notched lapels, barchetta welt breast & patch hips pockets, double vents.

    - M


    Another one, in the elusive black-brown color; same styling.

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    I must have spent a total of two hours over a few fittings looking at and rejecting "black-brown" swatches from various books.

    Jon knows I respond emotionally to colors.

    So, one day, he calls me up and says, "M, I found your black-brown."

    - M
     
  8. mmkn

    mmkn Senior member

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    The night is young, wild life with my wife . . . how about this Gaja Costa Russi 2000 tonight?

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    It's a go!

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    Jon Green sportcoat, tie, pocket silk, trousers, socks
    Alexander Kabbaz shirt
    John Lobb Paris shoes

    - M
     
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    Xiaogou Senior member

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    Nice M! Thank you for posting pics of the finished product. I know you are tall but the jacket is either too long or the buttoning stance is too high, I think. Might be the camera angle?
     
  10. mmkn

    mmkn Senior member

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    Nice M!

    Thanks X!

    Yes, although my wife is 5'10", it's respectfully known as the Scott Schuman camera angle (and foyer lighting [​IMG] .)

    Button stance: I am more function than form on this. I usually request that the button I use be level to the point where my upper and lower body would bend sideways, thus functioning as a fulcrum.

    - M
     
  11. TheTukker

    TheTukker Senior member

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    Nice M! Thank you for posting pics of the finished product. I know you are tall but the jacket is either too long or the buttoning stance is too high, I think. Might be the camera angle?

    +1; very nice to see how it has come together.

    Perhaps a long shot, but is that you in your avatar wearing this spotcoat?
     
  12. mmkn

    mmkn Senior member

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    avatar?

    It is a Giorgio Armani ad from the late 80's or early 90's, I can't remember. I just like how the lighting does this "good twin, evil twin" thing.

    - M
     
  13. Eustace Tilley

    Eustace Tilley Senior member

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    I'm kinda underwhelmed by the Green stuff, but perhaps its just the funky camera angles.
     
  14. mmkn

    mmkn Senior member

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    Green

    I don't know how he does it, but he has certainly led me to shed many of the trendy things I have seen.

    He has also certainly met my goals as a bespoke customer - relaxed look, timeless colors and proportions, and unobtrusive presentation.

    His products are as sublime [or underwhelming if you prefer] as those JLP bespoke shoes.

    Often, during our fittings, he or his tailor would say, "Now, that looks more like your jacket." I agree!

    - M
     
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    Shirtmaven Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    the jacket looks long.
    otherwise looks fine
     
  16. Eustace Tilley

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    I don't know how he does it, but he has certainly led me to shed many of the trendy things I have seen.

    He has also certainly met my goals as a bespoke customer - relaxed look, timeless colors and proportions, and unobtrusive presentation.

    His products are as sublime [or underwhelming if you prefer] as those JLP bespoke shoes.

    Often, during our fittings, he or his tailor would say, "Now, that looks more like your jacket." I agree!

    - M


    Sounds like you're happy with his work, and ultimately, that's all that matters.
     
  17. Slewfoot

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    the jacket looks long.
    otherwise looks fine


    Was about to say the same thing. Looks great all around although my preference would be for it to be around 3/4 inch shorter in length.
     
  18. mmkn

    mmkn Senior member

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    long

    A wise mang once gave me some advice about this, and I am still holding onto his advice [​IMG].

    timeless colors and proportions

    Color: I was already a color freak by the time I met Jon.

    Proportion: If one looked at the history of men's clothes proportions, I would venture that Jon's sense of proportions is in that [i.m.h.o.] greatest period of men's clothes - the thirties.

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    happy

    Yes! As anyone who has explored bespoke knows, pefection is not achievable, but "happy enough" is.

    Once the article is "done," Jon has advised me to wear it with abandonment, and have fun! Great advice.

    Ultimately "happy" is happy with the process more than the end goal, and that I am.

    - M
     
  19. itsstillmatt

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    I hope, for your sake, that he eventually makes you a jacket with flattering proportions and none of the oddities on display here.
     
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    George Senior member

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    I hope, for your sake, that he eventually makes you a jacket with flattering proportions and none of the oddities on display here.
    Harsh, too much peppercorn in the Bearnaise, maybe? [​IMG]
     

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