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Random fashion thoughts - Part II (A New Hope)

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by LA Guy, May 15, 2015.

  1. leeba

    leeba Senior member

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    quick fit/pattern question: I feel like I should have figured this out by now...but...

    If I have a raglan overcoat where the armholes are low enough to be restrictive despite the pit to pit being "enough", should I size up so the armholes are even lower for the pit to pit increase? Trying to get slouchier/more comfortable fit but not sure if the armholes being lower on the size up will counteract that.

    There's also extra (?) material in the back if I don't pull the collar all the way to my neck (ie doesn't drape cleanly, and I can't tell whether it's due to it being too small or too big), so not sure if the pattern just isn't for me. Material has strange folds - appears to be extra material around the raglan part in the back. The bottom half of the coat and sort of gets caught on my butt in some pictures (where I'm not standing straight up with the collar pulled all the way up to the back of my neck). Some of this might just be needing to break in the coat a little.

    Really, really into the coat but a little confused at whether to stay with the same size (second most likely), size down?, or up (most likely?). Bonus of sizing up is extra length. May have just answered my own question?
     
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  2. baltimoron

    baltimoron Senior member

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    A picture is worth a thousand words
     
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  3. leeba

    leeba Senior member

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    you know how I get about posting pics haha
     
  4. penanceroyaltea

    penanceroyaltea Senior member

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    No one is going to be able to give reliable advice based on this... you might as well get both sizes up and down and try it for yourself
     
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  5. conceptual 4est

    conceptual 4est The Classic Gentleman is Back

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    Kanata cowichan design contest




    Really excited about this, so check it out: http://www.styleforum.net/t/358758/no-man-walks-alone-official-affiliate-thread/37230#post_8725624

    Details spoilered below, but I don't want to hijack RFT so come hang out in our thread [​IMG]


    Now for something different than we’ve ever done before: a full-blown design contest. Bear with me here, since there is a little bit to unpack, but this should prove to both be simpler than my massive post will make it seem, and also a lot more fun.

    Most of you are probably familiar with what a Cowichan sweater is, but for those that don’t it’s a big ol chunky zippered cardigan. See: The Dude.

    We work with a company called Kanata that has been hand-knitting these for 40 years or so. Because of the hand-knit nature of it, and the very low gauge (thick) yarns used to knit it, it becomes an awesome canvas for designs, both simple and complex, as you can hand-knit just about anything if it matches up to their knitting pattern.

    While we’ve worked with them to make Cowichans using some of their more classic motifs like the double eagle, bison, and various repeating patterns, we wanted to open up the floor to something unique that is designed by you.


    There are a few files involved, so I’ll walk through those step by step.

    The first is the pattern, and @gdl203 has transposed their paper pattern into an Excel document that can be worked on in Excel or Google Drive where you can simply fill in the cells with colors to reflect the color of the yarn. Alternatively, you can print it out and draw it in, but ultimately we’ll need something that clarifies what color yarn is used where.



    The pattern is split up into each of the panels that make up the sweater (front left, front right, back, and the sleeve, which is the same for both arms.
    You’ll notice lighter grey outlines inside of each of these patterns, and those indicate the size grading for the knitters. This means that any large motifs will have to fit inside the smallest of the light grey lines, and any repeating patterns have to be continued through them. Other than that, they can be ignored for the most part. Please see Raglan_example.pdf for what this looks like.



    The next thing to know about are the yarn colors available, which are limited to the ones highlighted in the below image. It works out to be a few colors in the beige/brown spectrum, greys, and blues, but we also find that some of the best sweaters are made up in these colors. I believe that we are limited to 3 yarn colors per sweater, but I will double-check that.

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    As you can imagine, the winner will get their design made, will get a free sweater in their design, and will also have their name [Designed by X] on the tag for all to see.

    I know we have some tremendously creative people out there, so I’m really excited about what you all come up with!


    Some inspiration below, so you can see various approaches people have taken with these:

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  6. RegisDB9

    RegisDB9 Rico Suave

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    Got damn, I wish I wasn't 11 in 1999 to get my hands on these red boots

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  7. g transistor

    g transistor Senior member

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    fuck. yes.
     
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  8. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Senior member

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    My submission: [​IMG]
     
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  9. g transistor

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    I'm so excited. Please let me win. Please let me use green yarn.
     
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  10. baltimoron

    baltimoron Senior member

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    Pass them out at the next SF trunk show
     
  11. metranger8694

    metranger8694 Senior member

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    I thumbed for the bloke on the sweater but who the heck is he?
     
  12. nahneun

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    metranger8694 Senior member

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    Is that Baba Booey's nephew?
     
  14. Gruff

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    Does he still even post on sf anymore?
     
  15. UserName84

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    @Bam!ChairDance has gone missing too...
     
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  16. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Senior member

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    Am I wrong, or are more stores doing Chinese New Year promotions this year?

    Feel like I've seen a couple, whereas before, I don't think I've ever seen a non-Chinese retailer structure a sale or anything around the holiday.
     
  17. nahneun

    nahneun Senior member

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    Seems to be more common in areas with large Asian populations, but not so much otherwise
     
  18. Fuuma

    Fuuma Senior member

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    Those aren't ancient greco-roman values they're Christian protestant values...
     
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  19. Coldsnap

    Coldsnap Senior member

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    I've got some levi 501s I want to taper a tad more and hem. You guys usually do a light wash / dry before getting anything hemmed / tapered? To get the shrink out? In the past I've had stuff hemmed then washed it 6 months later for it to end up to short..
     
  20. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    I always add 2-3 of inches for unsanforized denim to account for shrinkage, and even then, only wash on cold, with no agitation, and hang/drip dry. For sanforized denim, I add about 1", and do the same. I also don't like a clean hem. If you want that, you are trying to thread the needle, which will be bery hard.
     
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