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 Post subject: Corduroy Sack?
PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2014 3:11 pm 
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Fellas -

Anybody have a source for a nice dark green cord sack sport coat? I know about the one from O'Connell's, but I'm trying to get the lay of the land before I buy blind.

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PS - If anyone has the O'C's I'd be interested in hearing feedback


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2014 8:45 pm 
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I have the green cord O'Connell's coat. I can't recommend it. The shoulders are wide, the armholes seem really low, and the lapels don't lay correctly. Keep looking.

I had a vintage BB Cord jacket once, and that one was a jewell. But it seemed to inexplicably shrink over time.

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 Post subject: Re: Corduroy Sack?
PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2014 10:07 pm 
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Five plus years ago I looked at corduroy jackets from both Press and O'Connell's. The Press I did not buy, and the O'Connell's I returned. They had similarities in overdone shoulders. If any jacket should have a shoulder that is unstructured, it is a corduroy jacket, IMO.

And 3/2 cord sacks are a true vintage scarcity due to their much more perishable nature compared to wool.

I wish someone with production authority at Brooks Brothers would use some old-school economy of labor and take the patterns used to make the 1818 Madison Sack Blazer (#793M) and tell the good folks at Southwick (or wherever) to make the same thing out of brown and olive 10 wale cotton cord and horn-type buttons. They would sell. It will never happen.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 12:14 pm 
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I gave up on this item. Everything I found on eBay or at thrift shops had the mondo shoulder problem.

Ensiferous is right. Corduroy should be an obvious choice for a slouchy (or "deconstructed") jacket.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 12:32 pm 
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LL Bean did a corduroy coat a while ago that actually works pretty well. Completely unstructured, beautiful shoulders, three-button front that likes to roll a touch in a golden-brown corduroy. It is, however, darted and the sleeves are long and a pain to alter because they're almost but not quite functional. Size down, too. This one on eBay is the model I'm talking about: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mens-Golden-Bro ... 25932f745e


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 12:45 pm 
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I think going for green is probably going to make this a lot more difficult.

Tan isn't so hard to come by:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/176312569/ ... pe=gallery

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I'm glad to hear that after a year or so of not thinking much about clothing my detective skills aren't that rusty. I've pretty much found the same thing - and it's good to hear that my instincts on the O'C's model were correct. I had an RL hacking jacket that doesn't fit any more that - despite some non-trad details - was as soft and slouchy as I could hope for. I may have to keep an eye toward Uncle Ralph to meet this particular demand.


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Let me know what you find Trip.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2014 9:30 pm 
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Not the unstructured sacky sack cord jacket that we are all wanting, but I did notice this jacket today and thought that I would share. If they had french brown or olive in my size I would be very interested though. 6 wale made by Southwick for $695 over at O'Connell's (http://www.oconnellsclothing.com/produc ... 253&page=1). See the details below.


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100% Cotton cordoroy - a plush 6 wale cord from Italy.
- Traditional non-darted 3-button sack cut sport coat, lapel rolled over top button.
- Natural shouldered, canvas lined, resin buttons.
- Full bemberg lining, center hooked vent, flap pockets, 1/4" lap seams.
- Made in USA by Southwick.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2014 10:20 pm 
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Here's a Brooks

http://www.ebay.com/itm/398-Brooks-Brot ... 462ee78079


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 Post subject: Re: Corduroy Sack?
PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2014 10:17 pm 
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Thanks, Patrick. I'll be putting in a bid. That looks great.


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Did you get it? It closed with one bidder. Hope it was you! :)

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 20, 2014 5:53 pm 
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Well I won it, but now it looks like the USPS may have lost it. Thanks Obama. :cry:


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 Post subject: Re: Corduroy Sack?
PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2015 2:39 pm 
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Trip,

Did your delivery ever surface? I've been loafing around Europe on and off for the last couple of years and was in London a month ago. I picked up this at J. Simons, I think the very day of your original post:

http://www.johnsimons.co.uk/j-keydge-wi ... ket-olive/

The picture looks like the brown version, but I can assure you mine is a true olive colour and I love it. John himself helped me out and is a very nice chap to deal with. I would also recommend his house-brand khakis.

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 Post subject: Re: Corduroy Sack?
PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2015 5:03 pm 
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Thanks, DS!

It did surface and turned out to be a wonderful fit. It's as limiting as I'd expected and short of a few pair of jeans and cords, most of my pants are somewhere in the khaki/tan range so I'm still on the look out for an olive. There's one on eBay that I might pounce on, but we'll see.

This one, if I'm not mistaken, is by the brand that Press sells, right? The name sounds very familiar. How do you find their sizing? I recall ordering one when I was a slimmer guy and even then it seemed very short and very snug. Interested to hear your feedback.

Thanks again.


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