LL Barleycorn tweed - how to make it up?

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  1. poorsod

    poorsod Senior member

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    I am thinking of making it up like this

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    Any other ideas?
     
  2. F. Corbera

    F. Corbera Senior member

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    What's the weight on it?

    And, are you slim or not?
     
  3. poorsod

    poorsod Senior member

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    The cloth is 435 gm, so about 16 oz.

    I am about your size.
     
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  5. F. Corbera

    F. Corbera Senior member

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    I like the idea of the flapped patch hip pockets, but the gusseted version might be too awesome for me.

    If I had that cloth, I would do flapped crescent hip pockets and a welt breast. There's a great photo of, I think, a Dege version on the Centipede site.

    In either case, I would have an English tailor do it.
     
  6. NakedYoga

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    I recommend also a gusseted breast pocket for maximum cargo-coat style.
     
  7. poorsod

    poorsod Senior member

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    Do you have a link for the centipede site? I only see the shoe section. I've never seen his coats.
     
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    I already have one like that. I've never used that pocket.
     
  9. NakedYoga

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    Nice. But, then, where do you keep your loose change? :confused:

    Seriously though, that cloth looks interesting. Come to think of it, I actually don't think I've ever seen someone (outside of this forum, of course) wearing a barleycorn cloth. What made you decide to go with flapped, versus unflapped, patch pockets?
     
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    F. Corbera Senior member

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    The picture is a barleycorn jacket from RL. I had seen another barleycorn from RL Polo last year with an action back, throat latch, patch pockets and leather elbow patch.


    I see what you are talking about
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    But I think crescent pockets seem risky to get right.

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    Another option is patch pockets like this.
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    or bellows patch with a button
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  12. forex

    forex Senior member

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    I'd get it made up similar to RL jacket. If not envelope then regular hip patch pockets.
     
  13. tim_horton

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    I have an Isaia dark brown barleycorn sports coat that I picked up from STP. One of my favorite finds. It might be considered a faux-barleycorn since it isn't tweed but rather a wool-cashmere mix.
     
  14. F. Corbera

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    Yep.
     
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    poorsod Senior member

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    The pockets on this Cifonelli is fantastic. I might just have to have them.

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