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Sport coat from S/S18 still unused and in need of tailoring, lol
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Whoa, the Rust Check, a Spier classic!
I just pulled mine out of storage for the season. Well worn it is.
Great ensemble as always. Is that jacket the linen from last season? Returned mine for fit reasons and now regret it. Great Spring colors
 

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Have been trying to make a purchase this morning and i keep getting a 404 error after selecting paypal or credit card - any ideas?
 

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I see there are now nine MTO sport coat templates (not sure how long that's been the case). Has there been any talk of adding an Ivy template? It's similar to the Neopolitan cut, obviously, but for us freaks who obsess over details it's not the same.
 

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I see there are now nine MTO sport coat templates (not sure how long that's been the case). Has there been any talk of adding an Ivy template? It's similar to the Neopolitan cut, obviously, but for us freaks who obsess over details it's not the same.
My hopsack Neo is as close as I've gotten, but if I could make it triple patch with flapped pockets, lapped seams, and a hook vent...yeah I'd be pretty stoked. I imagine the hook vent would be the biggest change to pattern
 

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Same size in contemporary would need a tiny bit taken in at the waist. Neapolitan is supposed to be a slightly fuller cut as is.

Slim is a little slimmer overall compared to the Havana.
Thank you so much. That's super helpful, you guys are the best 👍
 

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I see there are now nine MTO sport coat templates (not sure how long that's been the case). Has there been any talk of adding an Ivy template? It's similar to the Neopolitan cut, obviously, but for us freaks who obsess over details it's not the same.
My hopsack Neo is as close as I've gotten, but if I could make it triple patch with flapped pockets, lapped seams, and a hook vent...yeah I'd be pretty stoked. I imagine the hook vent would be the biggest change to pattern
I would love to see all these ivy features as well.

Back on page 4179 you can see pics of my MTO attempt at something resembling ivy in green herringbone Harris Tweed. The most significant feature being flaps on patch hip pockets, but also I paired a 3/2 with the smaller standard lapels. Tho, as I noted in my older post, the pockets come up short on the ivy vibes without lapped seams.

The other feature I'd love to see (which I requested but was told it wasn't possible) is a throat latch. This would allow you to make kindof an English hacking jacket. Theoretically, a throat latch should be an easy feature to add, I see throat latches on cheap, mass produced jackets all the time. At the same time, if S&M isn't getting a bunch of requests, there probably wouldn't be the will to add the option. Tho, I bet if they added a removable throat latch to some RTW tweeds, it could spark a little wow factor to get ppl who already have some tweeds to reach in their wallets once again. And, if it's removable, it wouldn't be a deterrent to anyone who didn't like it.

Taking the hacking jacket theme one step further, would be adding an option for bellows hip pockets, which would be totally awesome.
 
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I would love to see all these ivy features as well.

Back on page 4179 you can see pics of my MTO attempt at something resembling ivy in green herringbone Harris Tweed. The most significant feature being flaps on patch hip pockets, but also I paired a 3/2 with the smaller standard lapels. Tho, as I noted in my older post, the pockets come up short on the ivy vibes without lapped seams.
A noble effort, but yeah, not quite there. I would think there'd be greater interest in a true Ivy template than some of the other nine templates currently offered, but maybe undarted/swelled edges/etc are too different or difficult to produce.
 

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Mostly because of the curtained waist. There is Interlining in the waist and the post wash, ironing is tricky. You can safely wash them at home in cold/air dry. Just be mindful of when you iron the waistband.
I'm back to asking questions about the Quest cotton trousers, because I'm impatient and looking forward to receiving the pairs I ordered lol. You mentioned the dress chinos are dry clean due to the curtained waist, but the Quest cotton ones are machine washable- does this mean the Quest ones don't have a curtained waist? Also, will these tend to wrinkle less easily/hold a crease more than standard chinos, since they appear from the pics to be a different (non-twill) weave?

Just trying to figure out what the care for these is like, since my experience with cotton trousers is limited to mainly chinos or dry clean only cotton blends with curtained waists.
 

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A noble effort, but yeah, not quite there. I would think there'd be greater interest in a true Ivy template than some of the other nine templates currently offered, but maybe undarted/swelled edges/etc are too different or difficult to produce.
I'd add that I think a true undarted sack fit would be a niche enough item that it wouldn't sell well (maaaybe on AAAC, but they'd probably complain about it not being MiUSA). Seems like it'd need to be a super limited GMTO, but even then, a sack fit (and hook vent for that matter) would be a significant alteration to the standard cut.
 

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I would love to see all these ivy features as well.

Back on page 4179 you can see pics of my MTO attempt at something resembling ivy in green herringbone Harris Tweed. The most significant feature being flaps on patch hip pockets, but also I paired a 3/2 with the smaller standard lapels. Tho, as I noted in my older post, the pockets come up short on the ivy vibes without lapped seams.

The other feature I'd love to see (which I requested but was told it wasn't possible) is a throat latch. This would allow you to make kindof an English hacking jacket. Theoretically, a throat latch should be an easy feature to add, I see throat latches on cheap, mass produced jackets all the time. At the same time, if S&M isn't getting a bunch of requests, there probably wouldn't be the will to add the option. Tho, I bet if they added a removable throat latch to some RTW tweeds, it could spark a little wow factor to get ppl who already have some tweeds to reach in their wallets once again. And, if it's removable, it wouldn't be a deterrent to anyone who didn't like it.

Taking the hacking jacket theme one step further, would be adding an option for bellows hip pockets, which would be totally awesome.
If you add the throat latch and bellows patch pockets to a Harris tweed, you're a belt away from a Norfolk lol.

I'd definitely buy one, but you want to talk about a niche item...
 

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I'd add that I think a true undarted sack fit would be a niche enough item that it wouldn't sell well (maaaybe on AAAC, but they'd probably complain about it not being MiUSA). Seems like it'd need to be a super limited GMTO, but even then, a sack fit (and hook vent for that matter) would be a significant alteration to the standard cut.
Agreed. I'd be fine with darts if we got the rest of the Ivy details.
 

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If you add the throat latch and bellows patch pockets to a Harris tweed, you're a belt away from a Norfolk lol.

I'd definitely buy one, but you want to talk about a niche item...
Idk, I have a semi-recent PRL brown herrringbone tweed with bellows pockets and throat latch - but importantly NO beltback - and it reads as a contemporary piece. Ralph has done these details alot over the decades without driving off the cliff into the Fedora Lounge abyss.
 

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