Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by poorsod, Jul 19, 2012.
I am thinking of making it up like this
Any other ideas?
What's the weight on it?
And, are you slim or not?
The cloth is 435 gm, so about 16 oz.
I am about your size.
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.
I recommend also a gusseted breast pocket for maximum cargo-coat style.
Do you have a link for the centipede site? I only see the shoe section. I've never seen his coats.
I already have one like that. I've never used that pocket.
Nice. But, then, where do you keep your loose change?
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?
Oh, dear...I'm confusing my Japanese bespoke addict sites. I meant cobblersweb, not centipede.
The one I'm thinking of is Fallan & Harvey, not Dege:
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
But I think crescent pockets seem risky to get right.
Another option is patch pockets like this.
or bellows patch with a button
I'd get it made up similar to RL jacket. If not envelope then regular hip patch pockets.
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.
The pockets on this Cifonelli is fantastic. I might just have to have them.
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