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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Manton, Feb 10, 2008.

  1. FlyingHorker

    FlyingHorker Senior Member

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    Background info: I dress casually, very rarely wearing a suit or sports coat, just don't have any occasions to wear them. Usually wear chinos for pants.

    So I'm in the middle of getting a safari jacket made in a light-navy linen, unlined, with a bunch of bells and whistles. Theoretically, it should be very versatile and useful for my wardrobe.

    If that works out and my budget allows it, thinking about getting another shirt jacket made in a nicer fabric. Something that I can comfortably wear inside, like a looser, slouchier version of a sports coat, but won't look out of place in today's casual world.

    This is the closest OTR thing I've found that fits the bill, but it's not in my size.

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    I currently dig the triple patch pocket look above, and might do a half-belt on the back with inverted box pleat.

    https://luxire.com/products/dugdale-royal-classic-traditional-prince-of-wales-with-maroon-overcheck

    That is one fabric I found. I am not sure if Luxire sells the fabric straight to consumer though.

    So any ideas on what type of cloth to use, and possible styling? Where to buy a particular cloth as well?

    @Andy57
    @dieworkwear
    @stubloom
    @Shirtmaven
     
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  2. heldentenor

    heldentenor Distinguished Member

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    Have you looked at tebas (Spanish shirt-jackets initially made for hunting)? Lots of places stock them in the kind of rustic fabrics you have in mind. Might be just the trick.
     


  3. FlyingHorker

    FlyingHorker Senior Member

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    I completely forgot about Tebas, thank you for reminding me.

    After reading your post, I did find some on Epaulet in my size that look quite nice, and are even marked down. I'm not sure if the plain fabrics are doing it for me at the moment, but I'll keep an eye on them.

    Any other websites you know of?

    https://www.beige-habilleur.com/en/...t-brownolive.html?search_query=teba&results=3

    That was another one I found, but it's not in my size either, and the cut/details look off to me. Also too expensive for me. I'd get slapped with 40% duties/tax due to being in Canada. At that price tag I could go to my local tailor to make me up a jacket in a cloth of my choice.
     


  4. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Distinguished Member

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    The nice thing about the Justo Gimeno one is that it's lightly padded in the shoulders and fused in the chest. Helps give the garment shape. I don't know if other Tebas are made like that.
     


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