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Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Spirit of 69, Nov 19, 2008.

  1. benj84

    benj84 Senior member

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    no, with hers the lining wasn't attached at the bottom. I cut that shorter and rehemmed that too but the other thing which may be a problem is it's got one of those v cuts at the back (don't know the technical term).if you shortern it too much, it may look odd. But I'm not a tailor, just a hobby.but it can be done no problem
     
  2. Bela Kun

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    Oh yeah, you mean the centre vent - like most crombies, it's got one. I didn't consider that at all...

    I'm not sure what you mean when you say the lining wasn't attached at the bottom?
     
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  3. Inks

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    I had my Melka raincoat taken in, taken up at the hem and had the sleeves shortened by 3" (it was bloody enormous to start with). My alterations fella did a cracking job for about £30. Then again, it was only a gabardine mac with open lining at the bottom. I don't know how much more difficult a heavy wool coat would be to do. I think a good enough tailor would be able to raise the hem and sort the lining no bother. The price to do it is another matter.
     
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  4. benj84

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    [​IMG]. The lining at the bottom was not stitched to the wool coat(so you can stick your hand up between the lining and wool. I wasn't certain what you meant about fucking up the lining
     
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  5. benj84

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    actually just what inks said "open lining"
     
  6. Botolph

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    I got a Crombie off eBay years ago and took it to my tailor. Shortened the hem by aboout 2-3" and sleeves by about ½". This is a piece of p!ss for a good tailor.
     
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  7. AngryYoungPoor

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    I too have had this done multiple times on different types of jackets with no issues whatsoever.
     
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  8. AngryYoungPoor

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    I don't remember seeing this one on here before, my apologies if it's been posted.

    [​IMG]
     
  9. Botolph

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    Yeah we've had that one, D. Some time ago though. I think it sparked a discussion on the virtues of wearing braces over knitwear and whether or not it was whack. [​IMG]
     
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  10. covskin

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    No problem hemming a coat with lining and vents. Not like hemming trousers, the bottom stitching is undone, refolded then resewn *to the lining* with all the surplus fabric now hidden folded up inside the lining. A £20 or £30 job. Just needs a sewing machine that can cope with the thicknesses sewn.
     
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  11. Inks

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    Robert Vaughn has passed away. Napoleon Solo was always a very well turned out fella. Loved his style in The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
     
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  12. Bela Kun

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    Yep - of all originals captured in photos, the guy first left definitely gets the wooden spoon for more reasons than one.
     
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  13. Bela Kun

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    Sorry for not making myself clear mate. For some reason, I imagined that the inner lining might pose a major obstacle to the whole operation.

    Cheers everyone - looks like I've nothing to be worried about.
     
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  14. Donkey Jacket

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    I guess you approve of the flares and braces over turtleneck then bela.

    The leather trucker is interesting, guessing its a levis trucker judging from the other pics of the coventry lads.
     
  15. Bela Kun

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    What's wrong with that? My favourite look. No idea why people laugh at me.
     
  16. AngryYoungPoor

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    Should have known haha. I do remember the braces over knitwear discussion.
     
  17. Donkey Jacket

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    Its mine too, after a nice pair of skinners jeans.

    braces over pullover has been spotted in the 1969 man alive doc too, not the most interesting subject, mind.

    I got used to the loake royals pretty fast, there is still a bloodstain inside one of them from breaking them in but i find the comfortable enough now, i saw some brown grain leather royals with the danite or however you spell it soles, unfortunately i cant find them now.

    I think i like them with leather soles with blakeys, especially the sound when yer walking.
     
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  18. Fruitbat

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    That's a label I haven't heard of for many years Melka.
    A bit like Sangan from Jersey they had a reputation for quality in the 80s, then slipped off the radar
     
  19. Inks

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    I picked that coat up from Savvy Row about ten years back. An original deadstock/NOS 60s number. Really good Swedish-made quality. I recently purchased another Melka 60s belted raincoat for next to nowt. It's a 56 long, and I'm a 42 short. I've yet to take it to my alteration fella to work his magic on it.
     
  20. Donkey Jacket

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    Cant remember this one being posted here, but still a good pic. Baggier sta-prest(unless they are actually something different) monkey jacket too.

    [​IMG]
     
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