Thick as Thieves ONLINE

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Get Smart, Jan 12, 2007.

  1. Smahatma

    Smahatma Senior member

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    How about a shawl collar?
     


  2. Get Smart

    Get Smart Don't Crink

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    I'd thought of doing a 1 button shawl collar jacket last year, it's def something that will probably happen in the near future.
     


  3. winston

    winston Senior member

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    Thanks for answering my previous question.

    Do you still plan to produce some sort of coat? The time is coming where I'm on the lookout for a winter coat, but if you're planning to start offering them soon I might wait and see what style they are.
     


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    I'm in SF, and second the idea for Thick as Thieves to take a tour to the Bay Area. It'd be wildly popular. If travel costs are an issue, you can charge each customer a fee for the measurements. I'm sure many guys would pay a little extra to get the assurance of correct measurements the first time around. At least, I would.
     


  5. Get Smart

    Get Smart Don't Crink

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    For right now the coat is in limbo, primarily due to cost to make. I want to keep it around a certain price point. I have an idea on how to keep it at the price point I want (about the same as a suit) without cutting any corners but I need to figure out if that's going to be worthwhile

    I am going to start making shirts size S-L (maybe an XS too). They wont be mtm but I get a good amount of requests about a proper shirt (most requests are for white) to wear with suit. So ima start with a solid white shirt that can be worn with the suit, it'll be small collar'd and minimalistic. I'm fashioning the fit after the Ben Sherman "soho fit" shirt which imo is one of the best OTR fits with a perfect proportion from neck size to shoulder to chest to body. Price will be under $100 of course. This will probably be sometime late fall, early winter

    ^^I think I might do an SF trip at some point and see how it goes. Wont be too much of a cost and I can visit my sister if no one shows up
     


  6. Tooch4321

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    so how would the shirt fit compared to BoO because this is something i would totally be interested in, but because of my shoulders and chest a L in BoO fits a tad tight in those areas, so i wind up with an XL.
     


  7. Get Smart

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    It would be similar to BoO A-body

    differences comparing Med to Med (speaking hypothetical since there are no actual shirts yet)
    -BoO med has about a 16" neck, mine would be around 15 3/8 (in between 15 and 15.5)
    -shoulders about same 17"
    -chest about same 20.5" across pit-pit
    -body 18 3/8" across (BoO is a few hairs shy of 19)
    -sleeves 34" standard (can be shortened if needed)
    -longer length (the white shirt is meant to be worn with suit and tucked in)
    -about the same armhole and sleeve width
     


  8. Tooch4321

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    It would be similar to BoO A-body

    differences comparing Med to Med (speaking hypothetical since there are no actual shirts yet)
    -BoO med has about a 16" neck, mine would be around 15 3/8 (in between 15 and 15.5)
    -shoulders about same 17"
    -chest about same 20.5" across pit-pit
    -body 18 3/8" across (BoO is a few hairs shy of 19)
    -sleeves 34" standard (can be shortened if needed)
    -longer length (the white shirt is meant to be worn with suit and tucked in)
    -about the same armhole and sleeve width


    thanks, i have always been stuck in-between sizes with everything when it comes to shirts and this looks like it might be about the right fit for me with a few minor adjustments...
     


  9. winston

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    For right now the coat is in limbo, primarily due to cost to make. I want to keep it around a certain price point. I have an idea on how to keep it at the price point I want (about the same as a suit) without cutting any corners but I need to figure out if that's going to be worthwhile


    What style of coat will it be, if and when you decide to go ahead with it?
     


  10. Get Smart

    Get Smart Don't Crink

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    it would be a 3 button crombie 3/4 length coat

    I'm working on a double breasted "casual" grey flannel jacket right now, I really want to make some more tailored casual geared items so this is my first foray into that.

    if it works out it will be something like this:
    -hit just below belt line
    -wider lapel with throat latch that can button (this part may or may not happen)
    -6 x 3 buttoning (maybe 8x4)
    -single functional button at each cuff
    -bronze colored mother of pearl buttons

    It's gonna look really cool and very wearable with jeans. maybe. hopefully. We'll see by mid-later fall.

    **edit....I was playing around with sketches and it;s evolved into something totally different that I think will be better, so the casual jacket is going to be totally different from above ^^
     


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    Just chiming in, if you come up to the Bay Area to host some measuring, I will definitely be there and will buy a suit. Being skittish about measurements is why I haven't bought one already. I can offer the conference room at my work in Oakland as a venue, if you need a place.
     


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    If I was to have any influence at all, I would ask you to produce something like this.
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  13. Get Smart

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    The double breast jacket is on short hold

    I'm more feeling this new idea that sprang from it....if it turns out well enough then it'll give me a good foundation for the DB. If it's too bizarre for you guys then it'll give me more push to work on the DB so it's all good

    that ^^ jacket is a short peacoat, which is a bit different than the idea I had, but i guess it's in the same ballpark
     


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    What's your new idea? Even though I probably won't be able to afford it.
     


  15. winston

    winston Senior member

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    Might it be worth sharing your designs with the forum for feedback?
     


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