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Minnis Lambswool: How Should I Do'Em Up?

Eustace Tilley

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Seems like a lot of my sportcoats are 3-roll-2s with 3 patch pockets. Wouldn't mind trying something new with these two fabrics (both are about 13 oz.).

Nothing crazy like elbow patches, but maybe envelope pockets? Any ideas? I'm lost.



 

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Crescent hip pockets would be a nice touch
 

Grey Poupon

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I think you're on the right path already - 3 patch is the way I would do these jackets.
 

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Originally Posted by Eustace Tilley
maybe envelope pockets?


Don't do it. Reconsider.
 

F. Corbera

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Originally Posted by TRINI
Don't do it. Reconsider.

Booo!

Originally Posted by pejsek
In a sportier vein, here's another example of Poole's handiwork--a jaunty thornproof tweed jacket from 1989:



Flapped patch pocket:



Leather elbow patch:



Throat latch:



Stag bone buttons. A little gruesome, perhaps, but just the sort of detail AngloMania celebrates. The southerners can keep their corzo:



 

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How do you like the Minnis Lambswool? What are the pros/cons vs. a tweed in a similar weight?

fwiw, I would get 2 patch + 1 welt, or 2 flap pockets + ticket pocket + welt breast (straight, not hacking)
 

F. Corbera

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Originally Posted by Grey Poupon
What does "swelled edges" mean?

"Whereas the very edge of a garment is typically pick stitched to keep the edge crisp and flat, a garment whose edges are said to be swelled have been pick stitched 1/4" (or so) from the edge. This can give the impression of a bit of bulk (or swell) along the edge where the seam allowances have been enclosed by the stitching. Generally seen only on sportier clothing." - jefferyd

"A swelled edge resembles a quarter-inch welt with the hint of a convex curve at the outer edge of the lapels. A lap seam on the trousers is a quarter-inch of fabric laid over another layer of the same fabric on the outer seams, both of which are stitched together rather than being turned under, butted together and stitched on the inside. Swelled edges and lap seams complement each other and are often used on tweed and cheviot suits intended to be worn in the country, whereas pick-stitched lapels and butted-seam trousers are typical of city suits." - JMB​


Also, further discussion of specific types, although photos are now gone.
 

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This looks surprisingly great. I love the shape of both the patch and the flap. I've never even considered an envelope patch before seeing this.

 

F. Corbera

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Originally Posted by Slewfoot
This looks surprisingly great. I love the shape of both the patch and the flap. I've never even considered an envelope patch before seeing this.

The classic, dearly departed, Brooks blazer:



Note a bit of waist supression.
 

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