Show off the sports coats.

Discussion in 'Suits' started by Matt Deckard, Aug 17, 2006.

  1. Micawber

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    I like sports jackets and wear them a lot..

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  2. slicedbread

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    I love the choice of colors and the setting of the pictures too!
     
  3. Jovan

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    My favourite sport coat, an unlined navy cotton (drill?) jacket with pleated pockets and twin vents in back, plus a button on the underside of the right lapel. If you look hard, you can see it's a lowish three button. The lapel tends to roll down a bit. You can't tell, but the trousers are a sort of Prince of Wales check.
     
  4. Tomasso

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    The jacket is very short. It doesn't cover your butt, does it?
     
  5. Rooster

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    Here's one of the Rooster's favorites. My wife thinks it a bit on the loud side:rolleyes: I think it's just right.
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  6. Jovan

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    Yeah, it does...
     
  7. happyfilmluvguy

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    I like it. Very different and it blends into you well. Who needs a tie.
     
  8. Jovan

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    Oh, I've worn it with one.
     
  9. Here's one of mine to start it all off. A belted back beauty with pleats running from the shoulder panel to the belt. All the (patch) pockets show a similar triple pleat motif. This is a true beauty of an early 40s sports coat, and the most recent addition to my wardrobe. For less than 30 GBP, no less, including shipping from Australia. Enjoy.

    The waist suppression here is accurate, and highlights what a well-constructed belt-back will achieve. The 50s cravat is new, too, and is made by 'Duggie'. I think it works well with this jacket.

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    The pattern. Colour is accurate. Great stuff!

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    Martin, "action shots" to come . . .

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  10. scotrace

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    Great timing for this. I just bought one today that is It on a Stick. :)

    Photos when I can.
     
  11. BellyTank

    BellyTank I'll Lock Up

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    Beautiful jacket BK- looks like a nice Thornproof.

    Look forward to seeing yers, Scott.

    BuT.
     
  12. BK, that jacket of yours is, well, magnificent. The check and its colors are just terrific, and the cut and details can't be beat.


    I want one! I want one! :)

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  13. Two Oviatt's sportcoats from around 1950:


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  16. An early to mid 1930s wool 'oatmeal herringbone' sportcoat (purchased from Baron Kurtz :)):



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  18. scotrace

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    Wonderful collection! What are the clues that would differentiate a stand-alone sport jacket from an suit orphan? Fabric, surely. But there are more subtle weaves that one can also imagine as trousers.

    Before my FL tutelage, I would have assumed that belt backs and bi-swing shoulders went hand-in-hand.
     
  19. Hey Marc,

    Has that oatmeal one seen any service? I hope so. That was some luverly soft fabric . . . One of the nicest i've had the pleasure of owning.

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  20. In the Golden Era, belted back jackets almost always had pleats, and either had or didn't have bi-swing shoulders. In rare cases, sportcoats had bi-swing shoulders without belted backs or pleats.

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