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Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by sipang, Apr 6, 2011.

  1. ghdvfddzgzdzg

    ghdvfddzgzdzg Senior member

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    Aether, I wanna applaud any diy stuff, but...that looks like you have made yourself a cockstrap. I guess I am not up on the history of the paratrooper pant.

    edit: i see artishard thinks like i do.
     
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  2. aether

    aether Senior member

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    the paratrooper pant was a design made by Nom de Guerre. It is supposed to mimic the parachute harness that they would wear, although it is rather non-functional.

    here are the originals for reference

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  3. aether

    aether Senior member

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    I'd also like to do this arm detail to one of my coats...seems pretty straight forward

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  4. noob in 89

    noob in 89 Senior member

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    Is that a Raf backpack?


    ...In other news, I've got this older RLPL herringbone sport coat I want to cut up and use to upholster all sorts of nonsense. I'm thinking maybe a pocket/elbow patches on a sweatshirt, maybe glued to some shoes (like Ivri's YYs)....but those will undoubtedly turn out sucky. Ideas welcome.
     
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  5. ghdvfddzgzdzg

    ghdvfddzgzdzg Senior member

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    I think the baggy legs and strap on each leg (and that the straps are not cinched tight) I think are key to maintaining the appeal of what's going on there. if your plans include such things, I think you've got a cool idea.
     


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    jwjp Senior member

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    yeah that's raf
     


  7. aether

    aether Senior member

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    yes, the grail Raf x Eastpak bags. theyre awesome.

    and yes, my execution of the parachute pants will be as you said when I do the final version. will keep the thread updated
     


  8. Donut

    Donut Senior member

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    So jealous that xewo has a pair of those, they look interesting aether, but i think it'd be better with a different strap color. Also agree with ghdvfddzgzdzg, xewo's fit on the pants make it perfect.
     


  9. aether

    aether Senior member

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    got a suggestion on color? I might put some molle straps on the pants too, not sure where though.

    xewo always posts those top-down shots, so its hard to see the actual proportions of the pants. but these cargoes have always had a relaxed fit on me, so it should work out right I hope.
     


  10. Donut

    Donut Senior member

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    Probably the same green color as on the originals. From his fitpics it looks like it's pretty baggy in the thighs and super tapered at the bottom. I know you love the no break/small break fit on your pants but these would probably be better without any of those.
     


  11. thatoneguy

    thatoneguy Senior member

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    if I'm not mistaken, the fabric in the cutout is part of the jacket. You cant just cut a hole and think it will all work out
     


  12. aether

    aether Senior member

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    correct, there is fabric there. I was thinking I could make the cutouts and then sew jersey or lycra type material while the arm was inside out.
    I have the perfect jacket for this project. It's an old Martin + Ossa light-weight cotton mackinaw in navy and it fits like a glove. I want to make the cut outs and then use black lycra on the inside.

    donut, are you saying it needs stacks? or saying it needs a boot-tuck?
     
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  13. thatoneguy

    thatoneguy Senior member

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    Ok, guess you got it figured out
     
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  14. Donut

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    i think either way would look better then the way it is now. Basically the fit is what makes the pants so cool.
     


  15. grizzlybear

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    I used 80 grit sandpaper on my painted mids.
     


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