Gentlemen, show us what you've made!

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

  1. Deusis

    Deusis Vendor

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    Recently made a variation of a trifold wallet in Horween Natural Shell Cordovan. Very happy with how it turned out. It is all hand stitched so it takes a bit of time.

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  2. AEH

    AEH One of the Regulars

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    Nice work, Deusis!
    Where do you get your shell cordovan?
     
  3. Johnny J

    Johnny J Call Me a Cab

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    Here is a nice pattern that I started with a few years ago:

    http://www.evadress.com/3988.html
     
  4. Two Types

    Two Types I'll Lock Up

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    They even use a photo of our very own NicK D on their website!
     
  5. esteban68

    esteban68 Call Me a Cab

    Here's a display heads I 'made' a while ago, it's really just one of those cheap polystyrene heads off Ebay covered in very small pieces of an old Cycling magazine from the late 1960's, I tried bigger bits but they didn't take to contours very well, the base I've had years, a friends father made it for me for some reason.
    The head is secured by a bamboo skewer glued into the head a into the base, I just need to varnish it.

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    NOTE these heads come marginally bigger than a 58 more like a 59 so I had to shave it back and sand it a bit before putting on the paper pieces , now it's a dead on 58 which is great as all my hats fit it! His name is Harry by the way!
     
  6. Papperskatt

    Papperskatt Practically Family

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    Nice! I'm a 59, might have to get me one of those heads. :) And then cover it in magazine paper like that.
     
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  7. esteban68

    esteban68 Call Me a Cab

    It'll not be far off a 59, I used am old cycling magazine but old paper is thicker, not sure how glossy paper would work...I just used PVA glue diluted a little in water and soaked them a few at a time, this worked ok for the flatter areas but I found I needed neat PVA for around the nose eyes and ears, the ears especially were tricky...it IS laborious and took me about 10 hours spread over several nights and weekends a bit at a time!
     
  8. Papperskatt

    Papperskatt Practically Family

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    The strap isn't perfectly straight and the peak is a bit wonky, but overall I'm quite happy with it. I still need to fix the lining and sweatband, but this'll do for tonight.
     
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  9. brendanm720

    brendanm720 One of the Regulars

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    That is a beautiful jacket. The higher placement of the pocket draws your eye upward and makes you look a bit taller. I think it works. :D
     
  10. brendanm720

    brendanm720 One of the Regulars

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    Pants are not as difficult as say, a jacket, but there are lots of different ways to make them and some patterns are more difficult than others. If you need to make adjustments to how a pattern fits, there can be quite a learning curve.

    As for patterns, you may want to check out this thread: http://www.thefedoralounge.com/showthread.php?81461-Vintage-Patterns

    ETA: And now that I've looked at the thread, I note you started it, so you may already know all of the info in it. [facepalm]
     
  11. Dreamofgilgamesh

    Dreamofgilgamesh A-List Customer

    Last November I set myself the goal of learning how to knit. Many months and YouTube videos later here's the result. One sleeveless pullover made from a 1930's pattern.

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  12. esteban68

    esteban68 Call Me a Cab

    Outstanding work sir I salute you!
     
  13. herringbonekid

    herringbonekid I'll Lock Up

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    well done Dreamster !
     
  14. Papperskatt

    Papperskatt Practically Family

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    Looks really good!
     
  15. Dreamofgilgamesh

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    Thank you all very much, now I know how to do it the next one shouldn't take me so long, but I'm not taking commissions just yet haha.
     
  16. Yesteryear

    Yesteryear One of the Regulars

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    Great knitting Dreamofgilgamesh, looks like a perfect fit on you!
     
  17. Yesteryear

    Yesteryear One of the Regulars

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    Beautiful jacket!
     
  18. JohnFurr

    JohnFurr New in Town

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    I know yours is an old post Steven, but I still wanted to say nice job, and I was surprised to find this here by accident. I read Fedora lounge for the period dress, but as a volunteer transit operator at an Ontario radial railway which operates old TTC streetcars I too wanted to make my own uniform, but mine will be 1930 style.
     
  19. PeterB

    PeterB One of the Regulars

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    Wow. Great jacket, Nick D. You have some talent in your fingers. I would like to learn to sew, but do not have the time. Retirement project.
     
  20. PeterB

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