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#21 hovebomber

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Posted 01 December 2014 - 05:39 PM

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The only jacket that I always get to wear... Not much of a chance to wear a suit.

 

I was wondering, has anybody heard of people getting their lab coats tailored? 



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Posted 01 December 2014 - 05:43 PM

That's kind of a funny idea, actually. Maybe the Koreans.



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Posted 01 December 2014 - 06:04 PM

Local tailors make lab coats all the time. It's common.

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Posted 04 December 2014 - 09:21 PM

I was about to pack and send this to the customer when I thought, I should try it on. And sure enough, when I did, I discovered a glaring mistake. The coatmaker retardedly assumed the front edge contained 5/8" of seam allowance. Actually it does, but he had previously folded it away to make for equivalence with a jacket pattern, whose front edge is nett, I.e. contains no seam allowance. So the jacket was missing 1.25" off the front. It went back to him for alterations.

This time, I made very sure to try it on. This picture was taken at the workshop.
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Posted 27 April 2015 - 03:25 PM

Wow, just in time that I found this post....should be nailing a shirt jacket soon ~ 

 

245g Navy Linen, the pattern will be bigger than my normal shirt so I can wear it on top of my work shirt / polo or just with a tee on the weekend. 

 

Since it is first trail I keep stuff simple without the half belt and centre pleat

My tailor said it will be one piece like shirt with side dart to give the nip on the waist area 

Four pocket on the front side with shirt cuff. 

 

CMT price quote me 3x of a normal shirt, still cheaper than my AC normal CMT.... 



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Posted 03 October 2015 - 02:47 PM

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Made in Hua Hin, Thailand...I got itchy and got this made whilst there for an event.


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Posted 04 October 2015 - 12:00 AM

I need something like this for myself. More gaya, mutu and keunggulan than just a shirt.

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Posted 10 October 2015 - 08:09 PM

There is a pictorial on Tun Abdul Razak on my blog. But this, really caught my eye. The Tan Sri in front of Tun Razak was wearing a nice short sleeved safari jacket/suit 1975..AIA building terrorist fracas.

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Posted 12 October 2015 - 05:54 PM

do you think safari suits are a good match for only certain body types? and by that i mean a generally very slender one.. 



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Posted 12 October 2015 - 11:30 PM

do you think safari suits are a good match for only certain body types? and by that i mean a generally very slender one.. 

 

. I am a chubby boy with a wide girth (the pic of me above has a nice angle that hides my size) and I think the bush jacket looks okay if it were cut properly. For another example... see Mr Hemingway below

 

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Posted 13 October 2015 - 12:45 AM

i think it's the skirt of the jacket that only looks good for slender dudes... if the skirt is full and it's belted, like the one with razak above. 



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Posted 13 October 2015 - 02:42 PM

There is a pictorial on Tun Abdul Razak on my blog. But this, really caught my eye. The Tan Sri in front of Tun Razak was wearing a nice short sleeved safari jacket/suit 1975..AIA building terrorist fracas.
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The frontmost outfit in the pic is really nice, but perhaps a little too decked out with details for 2015. I would like for myself a simplified bush jacket that is more refined than rugged. I don't see why it shouldn't be in a nice wool.

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Posted 14 October 2015 - 06:49 AM

I did a version a while back that was closer to the jacket end (rather than shirt end) of Jeremy's spectrum. It had four pockets, a sewn-on full belt with the waist suppression taken care of by normal tailoring, pleats at the shoulder back, jacket cuffs, and lapels rather than a collar with three buttons. It was almost entirely unstructured, and could be washed.

Great piece to wear especially on rugged travels where it's neither really hot nor cold, like a windy desert environment, or spring in Italy.

What do you guys think of a heavyweight pique cotton version of this travel jacket? I have something like that in the works now with a shirt collar and shirt cuffs. The first prototype came out nicely and wears like a heavy-ish cardigan (I did it in tan pique cotton). The second prototype should be even better...
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Posted 14 October 2015 - 08:32 PM

pique is v interesting.. would have to handle to know for sure... but i imagine a twill for a more polished look and some sort of brushed/washed cotton for a more rugged look... 



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Posted 17 October 2015 - 10:07 PM

This is another of my safari jackets... jacket lapels and cuffs. And old piece from British India altered to fit. Details on the blog of course.

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Posted 18 October 2015 - 07:10 AM

pique is v interesting.. would have to handle to know for sure... but i imagine a twill for a more polished look and some sort of brushed/washed cotton for a more rugged look... 

 

yeah but the problem is twill would look like hell after the jacket has been heavily used on a trip.. whereas linen would look artfully rumpled. 

 
there's a pic of me in the linen norfolk jacket on my fb page... https://www.facebook.com/bchh1

 

i tested the pique safari travel jacket today and it's pretty cool.. doesn't feel warm and the fabric is stretchy and doesn't rumple. i think it'd be great to wear on a long flight


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Posted 18 October 2015 - 09:07 PM

I think wool-cotton hopsack or any sort of hopsack would resist wrinkling. Pique tends to be clingy. Like a long sleeved polo shirt in that material clings to your arms. 


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Posted 18 October 2015 - 10:49 PM

BritishIndia must have been truer to its name in earlier years. Nowadays it sells mostly casual datukwear.

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Posted 19 October 2015 - 04:13 AM

I think wool-cotton hopsack or any sort of hopsack would resist wrinkling. Pique tends to be clingy. Like a long sleeved polo shirt in that material clings to your arms. 

 

Hopsack yeah, but it wears pretty hot, especially a wool-cotton one. Also can't be washed.

 

Hmm when I tested the pique it didnt seem clingy, might be the difference in various sources of pique cotton. Wears cooler than my linen and poplin shirts


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Posted 19 October 2015 - 04:15 AM

BritishIndia must have been truer to its name in earlier years. Nowadays it sells mostly casual datukwear.

 

Lol i like that term - casual datukwear. maybe you should do a diffusion line with that theme ;)

 

Wonder how it'll look... hermes belt and skinny jeans?


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