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 Post subject: I cringed when I read this
PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2016 11:33 am 
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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.


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 Post subject: Re: I cringed when I read this
PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2016 2:42 pm 
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Well, um...

I guess...

Sort of...

Yeah.


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 Post subject: Re: I cringed when I read this
PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2016 12:16 pm 
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It doesn't even fit him. That vent is wide open in the back.


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 Post subject: Re: I cringed when I read this
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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.


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 Post subject: Re: I cringed when I read this
PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2016 5:59 pm 
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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?

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 Post subject: Re: I cringed when I read this
PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2016 1:32 pm 
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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?

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 Post subject: Re: I cringed when I read this
PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2016 2:25 pm 
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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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