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Discussion in 'Suits' started by Nick Charles, Dec 28, 2005.
there you go lets do this then
What kind of measurements these jackets are compared to suit jackets? I'm size 36 and commonly suit jackets chest measurements are 38" to 40", should these be even more relaxed? what about waist area and lower hem, there isn't much "tapering" towards down in these.
I bought a pattern that is for smaller chested people than I am (kids) and these target measurements would be nice to know if/when I'm going to find someone to make me one properly These jackets are so expensive that there is not a change to get it cheaply in ebay or etsy. Well making jackets isn't cheap either but I can atleast get what I wan't.
Yeah these jackets are suppose to fit lightly loose.
I have the adult Patterns to make the 40s two tone style ones and made some for myself. It take me a while though.
Whats the kind you are looking for?
Correct, there is very little waist suppression on these jackets. Often times they are a totally square cut. If the waist comes in at all, it's usually by 1" or less. Most Hollywood jackets I've seen, that have a tagged size, measure have about 6" of slack in the chest. So if you measure a 36" chest, a jacket that measures 42" ought to give you the correct look.
Walt Disney wearing a "leisure" suit having a chat with Robert Benchley from "The Reluctant Dragon" (1941). Great color I might add!
Another view of the same outfit.
I like the detailed pockets but kinda drab on the color
I like that color too, but to me same color in trousers is too much.
Previously fabrics was mentioned and how hard is to find good ones. I found this page and if you know it please let me know.
There is Rayon and wool gabardines, unfortunately weight info is absent.
I dunno, I kind of like the matching set. Then again, I've only seen Disney wear this kind of casual wear at his studio/home and most likely if out and about only on the weekends. I've heard in interviews that he was very much into dressing casually but still wanted to always be presentable (suits and ties when necessary). I see it as part of his ideology of "one foot in the past and one foot in the future".
Its very difficult to find fabric that match those of 60 years ago.
The formulas where different and some where lost in a dupont fire.
you are going to have to physically find the fabric and see if the feel is right for you
Man you don't half ask to see the easy to find stuff! Any European stuff is relatively (compared to the US) thin on the ground. Sportswear is hen's teeth time, though the Continentals seem to have more luck with the ski suits etc. I'll keep my eyes open, but European versions of Hollywood jackets I suspect will not be forthcoming.
Never seen anything resembling Hollywood here. I think dedicated leisure wear is quite absent. Usually people wore sportswear or work wear. Or suit/separate jacket.
We didn't have California here
Wouldn't that version be a lot more "wooly"
"wooly" ain't bad Homespun fabrics are really nice.
Here is "different" hollywood jacket
Ive seen those alot actually normally made of leather and those fringes could sometimes be a contrast color.
To western for me though
Hollywoodjacket goes to war.
Lose the pockets, bottom and top button and you have nice jacket.
Or this one
How many GI's bought one after the war? propably not in green thou
With two different HBT shades, green could be nice.
And look athe suit of slapbass man Show must go on! Fringes are bit, a large bit too much
I just purchased my very first. Hollywood jacket a year ago. Its blue and grey two tone Howard Hughes style. When ever I wear it I get complimented.
Here are a few of my favorites:
The blue one is my favourite. I think the simplicity of the pattern lends it self to showing off interesting fabrics.
Western meets Hollywood. Suede and gabardine by Zero King