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Author:  gamma68 [ Sat Feb 13, 2016 11:33 am ]
Post subject:  I cringed when I read this

This guy thrifted a vintage Harris Tweed jacket and pondered making it into something it's not: http://welldresseddad.com/2015/09/20/th ... g-project/

Then he actually pursued it. This is where things begin to get scary:
http://welldresseddad.com/2015/09/27/tw ... lder-pads/

He kept going:
http://welldresseddad.com/2015/10/04/tw ... ront-room/

And going:
http://welldresseddad.com/2015/10/11/tw ... nd-rework/

The final product:
http://welldresseddad.com/2015/10/17/tw ... -all-done/

I prefer the original.

Author:  Patrick [ Sat Feb 13, 2016 2:42 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: I cringed when I read this

Well, um...

I guess...

Sort of...

Yeah.

Author:  Trip English [ Sun Feb 14, 2016 12:16 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: I cringed when I read this

It doesn't even fit him. That vent is wide open in the back.

Author:  gamma68 [ Sun Feb 14, 2016 3:17 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: I cringed when I read this

Trip English wrote:
It doesn't even fit him. That vent is wide open in the back.
Not to mention the jacket length is too short.

Author:  leisureclass [ Sun Feb 14, 2016 5:59 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: I cringed when I read this

I will say that removing the shoulder pads wasn't a bad idea, I've never been a fan of the english shoulder.

But yes, there are numerous issues here, for example: washing a tweed jacket? Do they not have dry cleaners in the UK?

Author:  LeeLo [ Mon Feb 15, 2016 1:32 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: I cringed when I read this

Among other things - I think this is a good example of how a jacket with ill-fitting shoulders can never be altered enough to look appealing. However, this made me realize that removing shoulder padding is not all that difficult.

Do some people like jackets with puny little lapels like that?

Author:  gamma68 [ Mon Feb 15, 2016 2:25 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: I cringed when I read this

LeeLo wrote:
Do some people like jackets with puny little lapels like that?
Not me. The British styling on that Dunn & Co. tweed may not be to everyone's liking here. But it is what it is, and probably should have been left alone.

It doesn't look difficult to remove shoulder padding, but I'd be really concerned about how that would affect the overall shoulder structure. The shoulders were designed taking the padding into account.

The final result to me looks floppy sad (as opposed to slouchy, which is what the blogger wanted to achieve). It's like a body without a skeleton. Over time, will it retain the shape the blogger desired?

The soaking probably ruined that tweed. As was mentioned previously, dry cleaning would've been a more viable and less damaging option.

The best Ivy Style tweeds already have an appropriate "slouchy" look. And you don't have to perform surgery on them to get there.

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