Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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

  1. tchoy

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    A 520 odd jacket, pretty much like the one you describe, is on my list as well. In fact, I like it better than 516 because it isn't classic navy.
     
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    The 520 distinctly looks like a suiting blue. I would play it a bit more traditional and go for a true navy for an odd jacket,
     
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    I would go with 516, I have both made up and much prefer the true navy. I had mine made with two patch pockets and a welted breast pocket. Mina does a good job on welted breast pockets so you may want to reconsider.
     
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    DWW - do a welted breast pocket...you won't regret it.
     
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    Do you mean this for blazersuits, or just sport coats in general? If the latter, any reason why?
     
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    I did 520 up as a DB blazer suit - patch pockets with welted breast.
     
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    Sport coats in general. It dresses it up just slightly and gives the jacket a little bit more versatility. Plus I think most patch breast pockets look odd.
     
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    I like breast patch but I do agree that if the jacket is mostly to be worn as a suit and only occasionally odd, then welt is better. If the reverse, I'd go with patch.
     
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    Any thoughts on the Minnis AFB flannel made up as a DB blazersuit?

    Or should I stick to flap pockets?
     
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    Well I also think patch breast pockets add uneeded visual bulk to jackets as well. It isn't as noticible with a fresco but....
     
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    Stick with flap pockets with flannel, you'll get more out of it over the long haul.
     
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    That's what I say to clients. If the jacket is worn with a tie as much or more than without a tie get the welt. Especially when sitting, the pocket and tie are most visible and noticed so they convey the style when you can't see the entire jacket.
    If you want to make the jacket/suit dedicated to casual and seldom wear a tie, go with a patch. The cloth will suggest the styling too.
     
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    can you show the lining of your new Steeds?
     
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    fantastic. maker? Steed?
     

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