The SJC Clothing Thread - Show us what you have or wish to have!

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Rudie, Mar 10, 2015.

What is your preferred fabric for the upcoming SCJ 1918 and 1930 winter suits?

Poll closed Mar 22, 2015.
  1. Navy [url]http://imgur.com/XiTbZ8r[/url]

    50.0%
  2. Light Blue [url]http://imgur.com/xboyk6T[/url]

    16.7%
  3. Charcoal [url]http://imgur.com/X9uspKZ[/url]

    33.3%
  4. Beige [url]http://imgur.com/R0lY886[/url]

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Sand [url]http://imgur.com/6TiWcLk[/url]

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. Rudie

    Rudie Call Me a Cab

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    This thread is meant to show off your SJC purchases as well as to show a wider audience what will be made available. SCJ is unique in that we as potential customers have a voice in what will be made and how the designs are going to be. Our expertise is wanted. A reason for me to open this thread is to garner more interest in the company's products. If you are like me, you have certain vintage holy grail pieces, like 14 oz. cream flannel trousers (virtually impossible to get new), a 1930s DB belted back jacket made from Fresco cloth or tarsal strap spectator shoes, or maybe shirts or waistcoats in heart print wabash. SJC products only go into production when there are enough backers to finance a run. To get a mill to weave a certain cloth like the cream flannel or for a manufacturer to even consider making shoes or suits for you, you have to order a certain minimum. Here is where you come into play. I really do want to get my 1930s belted back suits, as my arms are just too long to ever hope to find a vintage original. To make such a suit happen it is not enough to have three or four guys to commit. We need like 20. The numbers differ for different projects. I hope to spark enough interest with this thread to make sure SJC can actually provide us with all the hard to get gems we have been dreaming about. I want to stress that I am in no way affiliated with SJC. I am just a potential customer who thinks this company is onto something. I believe SJC can satisfy many needs of us vintage enthusiasts much like Aero or Goodwear do for the leather jacket crowd.

    SJC is a new enterprise by Simon James Cathcart, known as simonc here on the Lounge. Simon has launched his company with us vintage clothes horses in mind. To say it with his own words:

    "Brands make you buy, but you don't always get exactly what you wanted as your voice was never heard. You take that item into forums and talk about what you got and what could have been, but no one in there can help you. It's too late.

    SJC makes the things you want and how you want them because you were there first and your voice was heard. What's even better is your participation in the process in here is rewarded with wholesale priced products as and when they roll off production lines before the general public gets hold of them.

    SJC is a design and apparel company focused on making the long forgotten impossible to get pieces that those among our number pine for. The purpose of the forum is therefore to facilitate a meaningful connection between maker and buyer. Consultation is critical and members are encouraged to contribute generously, to monitor and publicise the progress of items they are interested in, and to thereafter evaluate them in order that our processes will never stand still. With the knowledgeable enthusiasts we have gathered together in this community we can make what we want and get what we need.

    I don't know what will happen and how SJC Forum will evolve, but I know that my value as Director of SJC lays in the fact that I am extremely capable at getting high quality pieces delivered at a great price. That, and I suffer the same sartorial affliction as you. So the connection to make beautiful product is absolutely genuine between us. I am focused on deliberately stretching beyond my comfort zone and am a trained listener and doer. All of you in here know me and I know you.

    So you have a pivotal role to play. You post, you question, you oversee, you evaluate. If you see a survey, fill it out. This helps push things as far forward as we can to give you the pieces with the details and the service you need. Polls are very important. Vote. Speak. Contribute. Post up whatever you are into; lifestyle, hobbies, design, interests etc etc. Share links and start threads for all kinds of goods and brands including ebay links, just not necessarily the one's you're selling - but do post them if they demonstrate an idea relevant to an existent thread."

    http://sjcforum.com/portal.php

    A few denim projects have already been realized. Not being a denim guy myself I didn't participate, but the results are very promising. To start things off I included some pics by Sloan and TwoTypes as well as peeks into current SCJ projects.

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    Shirtings for current shirt projects
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    This cream flannel has just been woven
    [video=youtube;O93RkV_V4G8]https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=O93RkV_V4G8[/video]

    Heart wabash for jackets, dungarees and bags
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    Post what you have or what tickles your fancy!

    And please, do take a look at the SJC forum and participate. Let's make things happen the way we vintage enthusiasts want it. http://sjcforum.com/portal.php
     
  2. Bunyip

    Bunyip Call Me a Cab

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    It's great stuff. I would like some denim. There are also some funky bandannas in the works. The shirts also look great. It's a great forum, and he he is a great guy. I'm hoping in the next few months to start shopping there too.
     
  3. bretron

    bretron Call Me a Cab

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    I want that wabash in a asymmetric pocket work shirt with reinforced elbows, and in the moon pocket hunting vest

    Oh and in case it wasn't already obvious, the Brakeman waist overalls too
     
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2015
  4. Rudie

    Rudie Call Me a Cab

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    16oz Japanese selvedge denim
     
  5. Sloan1874

    Sloan1874 I'll Lock Up

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    I do love that plum-coloured shirting. Looking forward to seeing that coming up for offer.
     
  6. Flat Foot Floey

    Flat Foot Floey My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Wearing the Big B's.

    I want the cream flannels and the gang jackets the most from the upcoming stuff.
     
    Last edited: Mar 12, 2015
  7. Rudie

    Rudie Call Me a Cab

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    Nice.

    I can't really decide what I want most. Certainly the 1930s suit and the cream flannels, but I am also very keen on the 1930s DB Fresco jacket and those crazy dobby shirts, especially the poor man's jersey with fancy bib front.
     
  8. Cocker

    Cocker Practically Family

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    Love their "Punk" denim, would be glad to put my hands on one! I also love the Dungarees, but high waist doesn't do it for me.
     
  9. tropicalbob

    tropicalbob My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Same here. I'm wondering if Simon's going to give it a nice, 50's-style flat-lying collar. Really looking forward to this.
     
  10. Rudie

    Rudie Call Me a Cab

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    Please have a look at the poll. In order to decide which suiting to use for the upcoming winter suits your feedback is appreciated. The suitings have been narrowed down to five possible choices. These suits will only become reality when 20 guys decide to buy one as the minimum to get the fabric made is the amount needed for twenty suits. So the obvious choice should be the one most guys like the best. :)

    Here you can read up on all the design features agreed upon so far:

    1918 Teen Winter Suit http://sjcforum.com/showthread.php?tid=105

    1930's Winter Suit http://sjcforum.com/showthread.php?tid=104
     
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2015
  11. cordwangler

    cordwangler One of the Regulars

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    Shame the jacket and suit ideas aren't styles that would suit me and work with other stuff I've got. I like the general idea and the fabric suggestions are amazing - and exciting to see how it'll work out. There's a couple of separate trouser patterns that look like they'd work on me.

    Making a virtue of a transatlantic theme is also a nice bit of historical reconstruction.

    I think we all await reviews of the wool fabrics. If they can get them right it'll be a great thing.
     
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2015
  12. Sloan1874

    Sloan1874 I'll Lock Up

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    Rather like Simon's sneak preview for his US gangs collection:

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  13. Bunyip

    Bunyip Call Me a Cab

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    Wow! I only saw the satin style bomber jackets. This really appeals to me. I've just ordered a heavy Dehen club zip....this is exactly what I'm after...
     
  14. Rudie

    Rudie Call Me a Cab

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  15. Edward

    Edward Bartender

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    Love that vampires top, and the bandanas look superb. Off to order one of each....
     
  16. Monitor

    Monitor

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    want!
     
  17. Sloan1874

    Sloan1874 I'll Lock Up

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    Really looking forward to seeing what else hops up this week. I love the bandannas but I'd never wear one.
     
  18. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    The way the tailoring thread is evolving, I may actually buy a suit.
     
  19. Edward

    Edward Bartender

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    I've taken to wearing them a lot recently, as an alternative to a cravat. I think my lilac one is a bit John Inman, but hey.... ;)
     
  20. Bunyip

    Bunyip Call Me a Cab

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    They look great. I don't wear them, but I have a few that I've collected over the years. I'm waiting for the denim. A wabash and possibly the original jeans once they are in stock.
     

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