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Random Fashion Thoughts (Part 3: Style farmer strikes back) - our general discussion thread

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Looking for velour tassel slippers*** 100 or less bones
 
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For anyone following along, I also picked up a Real McCoy's loopwheel crewneck and these are the measurements after a cold wash and drying on a hanger:

Pre

- Chest: 22 1/8th"
- Shoulder: 20”
- Length (from hood seam): 27 3/8th"
- Arm (from shoulder seam to cuff): 25"

Post

- Chest: 22.5"?
- Shoulder: 20.5”
- Length (from hood seam): 27 6/8th”
- Arm (from shoulder seam to cuff): 25 6/8th"
The chest measurement for the post-wash above may have been misreported.

After another cold wash and similar hang dry:

- Chest: 21.5"
- Shoulder: 20.5”
- Length (from hood seam): ~27"
- Arm (from shoulder seam to cuff): 25.5"

As an aside – just my two cents on life – everything shrinks.
 

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We were starting the semester of Patternmaking with body measurements last week, and I realized I have the same upper body as the 5’11” guy and the lower body of the 6’6” guy. I’m 6’2” and apparently all legs.
I used to laugh at "fit models" until the design process became more clear. Patternmaking is the most "magic" step from what I've seen in the process of design and development. Going from 2D sketch to pattern to a 3D garment to a fitting to revising patterns and the cycle... just such a brilliant blend of art and technical skills. Maybe it's my lack of knowledge in the domain that makes it seem magic, but I'm always blown away by the skill set that can take a napkin sketch and make the blueprints for a garment out of it.
 

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Any recs for point collar shirts with collars that are long enough that they tuck under lapels? Basically Tom Ford shirts but not $700. To be worn with a wide lapel tan corduroy sportcoat. Louche options would be interesting.
 

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I used to laugh at "fit models" until the design process became more clear. Patternmaking is the most "magic" step from what I've seen in the process of design and development. Going from 2D sketch to pattern to a 3D garment to a fitting to revising patterns and the cycle... just such a brilliant blend of art and technical skills. Maybe it's my lack of knowledge in the domain that makes it seem magic, but I'm always blown away by the skill set that can take a napkin sketch and make the blueprints for a garment out of it.
It definitely is a lot of magic, and math. When I first made a jeans pattern solely based on my body measurements and the fit I wanted, I thought that the alterations just didn’t look realistic. But then, when I tried on the finished garment, my mind was 🤯 by how perfectly the jeans fit, with the exact cut that I wanted. It’s so much fun.
 

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I used to laugh at "fit models" until the design process became more clear. Patternmaking is the most "magic" step from what I've seen in the process of design and development. Going from 2D sketch to pattern to a 3D garment to a fitting to revising patterns and the cycle... just such a brilliant blend of art and technical skills. Maybe it's my lack of knowledge in the domain that makes it seem magic, but I'm always blown away by the skill set that can take a napkin sketch and make the blueprints for a garment out of it.
So true. My wife is a pattern maker and even though I’ve watched her work many times I still can’t fathom how she takes literally a few lines from the designer, then using just a set of french curves, a pencil and a knife is able to make that result in the perfect physical embodiment of the sketch. To understand how the final fabric will behave, how to create the right structure and movement is beyond me especially for some of the more avant garde designers she has worked with.
 

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