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It's a combination of it kicking away from the body and draping to its absolute fullest extent, and stretching more than other cloth when going under the sewing machines.
Sorry to ask — do you mean it isn't sitting upright in the area above the top button (curling down like a piece of paper) ... or that the front of the jacket doesn't fold open cleanly at the front when worn unbuttoned?I’ve wondered, the collar/ button area (not sure of the technical name) of my trucker sort of rolls open at the top very gradually. Is this intentional? Is there a way of somehow pressing the collar to open more crisply (without damaging the fabric which is beautiful, I have the rust/cedar brown, it’s quite a close match to my hair actually if maybe a bit lighter, it has a similar slightly reddish brown that can look almost gold in the right light feeling).
I think the latter of the two scenarios you describe.Sorry to ask — do you mean it isn't sitting upright in the area above the top button (curling down like a piece of paper) ... or that the front of the jacket doesn't fold open cleanly at the front when worn unbuttoned?
Either way, you could try ironing it with plenty of steam. Then, while it is cooling and drying (as the steam evaporates and a few minutes afterwards, while the cloth is damp) holding it in the position you want.
The reason I say to hold it after steaming is that the fibres are softened and opened with the steam, and will slowly firm up as they cool. If you hold it, they'll firm up in the position you want.
Careful when you do this because the brass buttons will get hot.
Or taking it to a dry-cleaner to have the area steamed and pressed. But in my experience, unless they take real pride in their work, they're going to look at you funny if you ask them to "hold the area while it cools".
Use a hand held steamer. I know it sounds dangerous but you only need to make it soften up a bit to reform the collar. I used a hand held one on the balmacaan placket to straighten it out. Dont use an iron to press on the cord though.I think the latter of the two scenarios you describe.
It’s not a problem really, I’m not really confident enough to take an iron to the corduroy it’s so pretty.
These look wonderful! What season or temperatures would these be appropriate for?Handheld steamers — every home should have one!
In other news, the field trousers are starting, I think, to come into their own, and come out from the shadow of the old proper trousers. These are made with cotton duck from Lancashire. It's a little heavier and more coarse and more crisp than the cotton panama used for the slim trousers a few weeks back, but very much the same sort of cloth.
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It's one of those fabrics which shows off the lines of the design, I think, with all the panels and suchlike.
I'd say they're suitable for all the same climates and conditions as a pair of mid-weight jeans.These look wonderful! What season or temperatures would these be appropriate for?