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

  1. 1mach1

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    Nick, great looking work! I love the green spearpoint!
     
  2. Papperskatt

    Papperskatt Practically Family

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    Wonderful shirt and collars, Nick. Well done!

    Interesting detail with the button on the soft collar, I've never seen that before. Then again I haven't seen that many original collars.
     
  3. Nick D

    Nick D Call Me a Cab

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    Thanks, all!

    Fastuni, the original is also that tall, but they are a little higher than the norm for detachable point collars. I have a long, thin neck (the collars are only 14" from the ends of the buttonholes), so a taller collar suits me well.
     
  4. tropicalbob

    tropicalbob My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Nick, was that pale green shirt the same style as the one we called the five-finger collar of the early "60's? The reason I ask is because, around 1964, I saw a photo of the Stones' Brian Jones wearing one very similar and I absolutely had to have one. I loved that shirt.
     
  5. Bruce Wayne

    Bruce Wayne My Mail is Forwarded Here

    Hello gentlemen. Does anyone have an easy steps by step guide on how to make a welt pocket? I have looked online & for the life of me just cannot figure it out.

    Thanx!!!
    Charlie
     
  6. Nick D

    Nick D Call Me a Cab

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    What kind of welt? Wide like a breast pocket or narrow?
     
  7. Bruce Wayne

    Bruce Wayne My Mail is Forwarded Here

    Both.
     
  8. nickmathis

    nickmathis New in Town

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    I mentioned this before, but just wanted to say that my Dick Tracy watch is completely finished. Some people have asked for a copy, so Ive made them available on Etsy.

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  9. Nick D

    Nick D Call Me a Cab

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    Nice, Nick, and I see you've sold several already!
     
  10. Nick D

    Nick D Call Me a Cab

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    I made another detachable collar shirt, this time with good oxford cotton. I made a double round and spearpoint collar for it, and also copied an original '20s Arrow De Luxe silk collar.

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    With a collar bar.

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    1 7/8" tall at the back. Only very lightly spray starched to aid ironing, and the stand is quilted to give a little extra stiffness, but it's a soft collar.

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    The original Arrow next to mine. Buttons on the lock tab to keep them closed at the top.

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    The Arrow has a silk top collar and very thin cotton undercollar and stand, it's actually softer than mine.

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    Detail of the point. I think the twill tape is to thread the tie through to hold it and the collar in place. I also think the curved stitching through the tape and the undercollar are slightly drawing in the points to keep them from curling. I left both details off my collar, as I didn't feel they were necessary.

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  11. 1mach1

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    Wow! Great looking work, Nick! :eusa_clap
     
  12. nihil

    nihil One of the Regulars

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    I've had a great deal of progress on my project, and are finally able to show the final result.

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    The waist is also nicely high. Not armpit-high, but above navel.
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  13. Mathematicus

    Mathematicus A-List Customer

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    Wow, a really nice pair! They drape well and waist is high enough to be comfortable! Good work nihil!!
     
  14. nihil

    nihil One of the Regulars

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    Thank you very much for the kind words!
    I must admit they are part of an upcoming commercial endeavour.
     
  15. Shangas

    Shangas I'll Lock Up

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    I made this, for a pair of 1885 Mother-of-Pearl LeMaire theater-glasses...

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  16. Nick D

    Nick D Call Me a Cab

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    Just finished this jacket. Blue-gray tweed, with a light gray lining.

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    Bellows pockets, no vent.
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    One large in breast pocket and one small for a couple pens.
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    I put the breast pocket on too high (I transferred the wrong line to the fabric, mea culpa). Turned out pretty well over all, I think. Now I need to figure out what to make next.
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  17. herringbonekid

    herringbonekid I'll Lock Up

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    nice work Nick. i don't think the breast pocket looks overly high.

    i don't have a problem working out what to make next... i just have a problem motivating myself to get started, since i find sewing / tailoring such a chore.
     
  18. Retro Spectator

    Retro Spectator Practically Family

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    I wonder, how hard is it to make a pair of pants? Where can one find vintage pants patterns?
     
  19. Nick D

    Nick D Call Me a Cab

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    Thanks, HBK. My biggest problem is maintaining momentum. I don't think it would take me even half as long to make something if I'd just keep on it (I started this jacket on January 25, and finished it March 19). Naturally I have other things I need to do, but I need to spend more time sewing in my downtime if I ever want to make the things I want to!
     
  20. Rudie

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    Nick, you seem to be quite a tall guy. You look smashing in those trousers now that that you are so lean.
     

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