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Please critique new velvet jacket!

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by GWorthings, Jul 5, 2012.

  1. GWorthings

    GWorthings Member

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    Hi guys, first time doing a please critique my jacket. I just got this jacket and would really appreciate any feedback!

    Close-up:

    https://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/483004_10151071081212354_942433214_n.jpg

    Afar unbuttoned:

    https://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/553360_10151071081532354_1585605283_n.jpg

    Afar buttoned:

    https://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/166067_10151071081902354_113154231_n.jpg

    Please let me know what you think. Am trying to establish a relationship with this tailor so your comments would really help me perfect my pattern.

    Thanks very much guys, and I really appreciate your help!

    George
     
  2. Mariooo

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    looks nice.
    it seems there may be some issues with the sleeve pitch.
    sleeve length could be 0.25-0.5 inch shorter IMO
    I'm not liking the hacking pocket.
     
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  3. HughJ

    HughJ Senior member

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    It's short and this is exaggerated by the rise of the pants leaving inches of shirt showing in the quarters.
     
  4. GWorthings

    GWorthings Member

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    Thanks Hugh and Mario! Yes, I did get the feeling it was a bit short. Do you think it's because the jacket length itself is short or (as I thought), the button stance is a tad too high?

    G
     
  5. cnyman

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    I think more like the button stance is a tad too high.
     
  6. HughJ

    HughJ Senior member

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    A little from column A, a little from column B, IMHO. I can't help but feel that this jacket was made for a shorter guy than yourself overall. If you do decide to keep it, I would suggest trying some higher waisted pants to minimize how much shirt is inevitably going to show.
     
  7. GWorthings

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    Yeah, these are my thoughts exactly. The jacket was made by Y William Yu in Hong Kong, and overall, I'm very pleased with it, especially as it is the first attempt. From what I have read on SF, first tries are seldom perfect!

    I tried wearing higher trousers, https://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/403819_10151072817707354_1908956298_n.jpg , what do you think? Does it still look like it's made for someone shorter?
     
  8. plei89

    plei89 Senior member

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    I like it a lot. Who's the maker?
     
  9. b1os

    b1os Senior member

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    Why no pictures from the back?
     
  10. Snedley

    Snedley Senior member

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    It's excellent. Just make sure you wear a nice lightweight Gucci loafer with it and not some heavy wingtip that will make you look like a geeky nerd.
     
  11. comrade

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    Nor the ticket pocket.
     
  12. Mariooo

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    whoops... thx :)
     
  13. GWorthings

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    Thanks for the feedback guys! Though it seems like the ticket pocket and the hacking pockets are not getting much love here! The jacket was made by Y William Yu in Hong Kong. As I said, for a first try, I am very pleased with the work and will definitely be heading back. It also helps that the guy in charge (Andy) is a very nice and helpful man.

    Will post pictures of the back asap.
     
  14. JTA

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    Looking nice, maybe you can lengthen the jacket a bit then lower the button stance slightly when you lengthen the jacket.

    How much is it if you do not mind? Can PM me if you are not comfortable.
     
  15. GWorthings

    GWorthings Member

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    PM'ed! Also, is it actually possible to lower button stance?
     
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  16. plei89

    plei89 Senior member

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    What's his rates for a jacket like that?
     
  17. GWorthings

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    I'm pretty happy with the cost. It cost 6900 HKD, USD 890. Fully canvassed, fully lined, and with Holland and Sherry Cotton/Modal velvet. I was shocked by the price because when I went around to other tailors (like the less well regarded Tai Pan Row), they quoted me USD 1900 for a jacket made of the Holland and Sherry material. Apparently Y William Yu is the distributor for HK and Shanghai, so is able to offer wholesale prices to his customers (though this price difference remains rather stark even in light of this). Needless to say, much more satisfied with this than the garbage Sam's made for me...
     
  18. Blackhood

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    Overall its nice, I would agree that the cut us about 3/4" short, but given that it is being worn in a casual way that don't matter all that much. Hacking pockets and a Ticket pocket get the OK from me, and I wouldn't mess with the sleeve pitch too much.

    I wish I had the balls to pull of a bottle green velvet jacket somewhere other than the opera!
     
  19. plei89

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    Thanks for the info... I'll have to stop by when if I go visit HK
     
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  20. Sanguis Mortuum

    Sanguis Mortuum Senior member

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    I don't think it's short at all, get some better jeans that are the right length and it will look fine.
     

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