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What's going on with this SC?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Achilles_, May 5, 2011.

  1. Achilles_

    Achilles_ Senior member

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    Bought it off the eBay. What's with the thing on the back, is it even a men's coat, and is it wearable?

    [​IMG]
     


  2. Despos

    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    A lot going on here. You have a bi-swing back or called an action back, sewn down belt, tab/button on vent. Purpose is to keep vent closed. Inverted pleat on front patch pocket.
    Yes it is a mens jacket.

    IIRC Kent Wang had a thread about the button on the vent within the last month. Look it up for more info
     


  3. Achilles_

    Achilles_ Senior member

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    A lot going on here. You have a bi-swing back or called an action back, sewn down belt, tab/button on vent. Purpose is to keep vent closed. Inverted pleat on front patch pocket.
    Yes it is a mens jacket.

    IIRC Kent Wang had a thread about the button on the vent within the last month. Look it up for more info


    Thank you I will look it up [​IMG]

    I take it this is a very casual SC?
     


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    Montauk Senior member

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    I have that SC in green linen. A favorite. If you don't like it, and it's a 40 or a 42, I'll be happy to take it off your hands!
     


  5. Achilles_

    Achilles_ Senior member

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    I have that SC in green linen. A favorite. If you don't like it, and it's a 40 or a 42, I'll be happy to take it off your hands!

    It's 52% silk and 48% flax. (weird combo) I like the texture the flax gives it.
     


  6. Despos

    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Thank you I will look it up [​IMG] I take it this is a very casual SC?
    It is casual but leans toward a sporting use. This cloth is too fragile for sporting use. Have only made these for guys going shooting/hunting in Scotland. You know, when you go hunting and wear a jacket and tie, maybe plus fours. Have also made a bunch of trousers for quail hunting.
     


  7. Achilles_

    Achilles_ Senior member

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    It is casual but leans toward a sporting use. This cloth is too fragile for sporting use. Have only made these for guys going shooting/hunting in Scotland.
    You know, when you go hunting and wear a jacket and tie, maybe plus fours.

    Have also made a bunch of trousers for quail hunting.


    It has the shoulder/latissimus dorsi vents (forget what they are called) for easier arm/torso movement. I should have known [​IMG]
     


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    It's 52% silk and 48% flax. (weird combo) I like the texture the flax gives it.

    That's a fairly common blend.
     


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    It is casual but leans toward a sporting use. This cloth is too fragile for sporting use. Have only made these for guys going shooting/hunting in Scotland.
    You know, when you go hunting and wear a jacket and tie, maybe plus fours.


    Yup- but done up in thorn-proof tweeds, etc, yeah?

    This is one of those cases where function has completely given in to fashion.
     


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    Who's the maker? I love those details, does it also have a throat latch?
     


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    TRINI Senior member

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    Who's the maker? I love those details, does it also have a throat latch?

    Looks like PRL
     


  12. Achilles_

    Achilles_ Senior member

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    Looks like PRL

    Yep, PRL made in Italy. It has small lapels and very soft shoulders.
     


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    Achilles_ Senior member

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    Who's the maker? I love those details, does it also have a throat latch?

    No throat latch.
     


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    It's 52% silk and 48% flax. (weird combo) I like the texture the flax gives it.
    Why is linen and silk a weird combo?I probably have 20 things made with this blend in various percentages.

    That's a fairly common blend.
    +1
     


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    Yeah it's sort of a half-Norfolk what with the pleated (bellows?) patch pockets.

    Personally I think there are TOO many details. I myself commissioned a half-Norfolk of sorts but I didn't have that many bells and whistles on it.
     


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