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Discussion in 'General Attire & Accoutrements' started by Nick D, Nov 23, 2008.

  1. Nick D

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    My latest large project, a dark blue linen suit. I started it at the beginning of summer, set it aside, worked on other things, and finally finished it. It'll be ready for next year, at least. '40s trouser pattern, repro '40s jacket pattern but self drafted sleeves and collar. Jacket is 6x2, two patch pockets and welt breast pocket. Two in breast pockets. Sleeves have white striped lining. Hand made bias binding on the seams. Trousers have one rear pocket with a tab, watch pocket, zip fly.

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    Happy with how this turned out, just disappointed I can't wear it for six or seven months!
     
  2. Papperskatt

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    Impressive!
     
  3. herringbonekid

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    excellent work Nick.
    i don't know what the summers in Upper Michigan are like, but i'll bet the suit will be useful for those cooler, cloudy summer days. the type we get a lot of in Britain.
    i wear blue-grey linen myself in that sort of weather.
     
  4. esteban68

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    great work!
     
  5. Rudie

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    Wow, look at that trouser drape. Perfect lines.
     
  6. Two Types

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    Nick, nice work. What is the weight of the linen? I have been looking for some heavy linen but haven't had much luck.
     
  7. Nick D

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    Thanks, all. HBK, summers here are usually hot and relatively humid, but the last one was cooler and cloudier than the summers I spent in Leeds. Some days in the low 40s F!

    TT, this is the linen I used: https://www.fabric.com/buy/ug-803/european-100-linen-navy?cm_vc=756b1813-cbc1-43b3-84bd-29889bf8fb7b It's a little heavier than the fabric I used in my last linen suit, also a bit more texture in the weave, but I'm not sure about the weight. 9 or 10 oz, maybe. The next linen suit I make will be from a heavier fabric.
     
  8. Deusis

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    Hello everyone! Here are a few handmade, handstitched leather wallets I've made over the last few months.

    Horween Natural Chromexcel Bifold Interior
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    Horween #4 Shell Cordovan Bifold
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    Horween Navy Shell Cordovan Card Holder
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  9. nickmathis

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    Holy cow, Nick D. That's amazing work. Wish I had the talent to make clothes.
     
  10. nickmathis

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    That's a beauty!
     
  11. Nick D

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    Nice wallets, Deusis, very clean work.

    Here's a just-completed spearpoint collar shirt. Light green cotton, used a '30s pattern. The collar and stand are from a '30s detachable collar that I adjusted to be attached (I've made several of the detachables, too). Mother of pearl buttons, all hand worked button holes, side gussets.

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  12. Qirrel

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    Very nice, Nick!
     
  13. Two Types

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    Well done. Nice colour as well.
     
  14. Nick D

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    Thank you!
     
  15. esteban68

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    beautiful shirt I'll take 3 please!
     
  16. Nick D

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    Just finished another shirt from the same pattern, but this one for detachable collars. The striped shirting I picked up in Leeds years ago and have been holding onto it. The neckband and yoke are faced in plain white poplin.

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    The two tall collars are copied from '20s originals, the two spearpoints from '30s (the shorter spearpoint is the same as the green shirt above). The first collar is 2" tall at back, the second is 1.75" at back (its pattern was traced from an Arrow 'Devon'), the spearpoints are both 1.5" at back with 3.5" and 4" points.

    The '20s collars I made to be soft (that is, lightly starched) and I'll wear them with a collar bar sometimes. Since they're not stiff starched I gave the stands several rows of horizontal stitching to stiffen them and put buttons on the corners of the tabs, both details seen on tall soft turndown collars.

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  17. miket5r

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    here my self conforming case for my knife
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  18. Two Types

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    Nick, I love the shirt and the wide selection of collars. Well done.
     
  19. Fastuni

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    Nick, great work. I notice you made for your 30's spearpoint collars quite high stands... a bit taller than what I know usually of 30's collars.
    I assume this is done on purpose to fit your neck?
     
  20. Claudio

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    well done NIck!!
     

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