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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

Crispyj

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I have a dark forest green tweed jacket and it's certainly the most versatile piece I have in my winter wardrobe. It goes with everything from smart cream trousers to denim. So, please let me strongly disagree with your assertion. When you go green, go dark.
Psssst.... I'm trying to get that guy to sell me the fabric.... :fu:
 

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However, I can tell you where I got my length from. Jean Manuel Moreau in Paris about a year ago, maybe he has some still there, its worth a shot. I contacted him via Instagram after inquired with other fabric enthusiasts here about said drop and their advice to talk to him was spot on. Alternatively you could try to call Lafayette Saltiel in Paris, they're Fox's agent for the french market and retain many wonderful fabrics and might have a bunch still there. Worth a shot.
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That's my jacket!
Quite different tbh, more green and no orange.

Excuse the t-shirt. The back is a bit snug, need to let out some when the Steed chaps visit NYC in a week or two.
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Hey! I got the same fabric from Steed as well! Definitely can't wait to get mine back from alterations and to have cool enough weather to really break it in.
 

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That's my jacket!
Quite different tbh, more green and no orange.

Excuse the t-shirt. The back is a bit snug, need to let out some when the Steed chaps visit NYC in a week or two.
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Some honest feedback from a Steed customer. The pattern, lapel width, and ticket pockets are too much on this jacket. If you are going to insist on the FU lapels use a solid pattern. As it stands right now there are too many bells and whistles.

Notice how everything flows together on this jacket from Steed?
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You’ll find your harmony with your tailor around coat #11.
 

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Some honest feedback from a Steed customer. The pattern, lapel width, and ticket pockets are too much on this jacket. If you are going to insist on the FU lapels use a solid pattern. As it stands right now there are too many bells and whistles.

Notice how everything flows together on this jacket from Steed?
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You’ll find your harmony with your tailor around coat #11.
It's their default width? I don't recall asking for wide lapels exactly.
 

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It's their default width? I don't recall asking for wide lapels exactly.
Maybe they are making jackets with wide lapels these days. My first order was 9 years ago and the lapels were restrained. I've asked them to increase the lapel width on newer orders. However, my most recent order was a suit and had the default lapel width from 9 years ago.

Again, I am not a fan of the cloth you originally ordered but if it works for you wear it in good health. Just be aware of the stylistic choices and cloths you pick for future orders.
 

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Maybe they are making jackets with wide lapels these days. My first order was 9 years ago and the lapels were restrained. I've asked them to increase the lapel width on newer orders. However, my most recent order was a suit and had the default lapel width from 9 years ago.

Again, I am not a fan of the cloth you originally ordered but if it works for you wear it in good health. Just be aware of the stylistic choices and cloths you pick for future orders.
I've noticed a lot more pictures of bellied lapels in the past couple of years compared to some older shots (which I think is present in your 2 examples as well)
 

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I've noticed a lot more pictures of bellied lapels in the past couple of years compared to some older shots (which I think is present in your 2 examples as well)
Lapel width and bellied lapels are two different categories.
 

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I remember trying to have a discussion with Edwin about slimming my lapels down just a hair. It went nowhere. He is a 'rock of eye' man, and if you're not as slim as he is, he'll make sure you have lots of stuff covering your chest.
 

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I like the lapels on @Crispyj 's jacket. But I've also been thinking about having Edwin slightly increase the size of my lapels.
 

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