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#1 tenzing



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Posted 15 September 2015 - 03:24 AM



A little information about me. I'm 35 years old, live in Oslo and work as an engineering consultant. I don't own any sport jackets and never wear a suit except on very formal ocassions (weddings, etc.).


As I would like to start wearing more classic clothes I'm treating myself to a bespoke sport jacket. I would like to wear it at work, in the city and maybe a night out on town. Prefferably during the colder months from sep-may. For trousers I mostly use chinos, flannel and jeans. Stylewise I'm pretty set with what I want; 2 buttons (or 3-roll-2), medium wide notch lapels, soft shoulder and patch pockets. I was looking to get som depth to the fabric som I have been pondering hopsack, fresco and tweed (herringbone, barleycorn).


As for colour, initially I thought that I would get a mid blue/light navy jacket but browsing the web a gray one seems even more casual and easier for me to wear. My concern with navy is that it might look to formal, and since I'm not used to wearing sportjacekts at all it might feel akward. The tailor has sent me some information about available cloth, and I must say the choices are pretty overwhelming. Now brown also look really stellar.


And then there is the weight issue. I've been looking at som herringbone at 16oz but I have no clear understanding at what that means. From the same producer there's also som tweeds at only 10oz. What will be the real difference here, will a 16 oz jacket feel like armor?


Would be nice to get som pointers, help and recommendations.

#2 Martin Stall

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Posted 15 September 2015 - 03:31 AM

The purpose of this forum is to further the education and skills of tailoring professionals, and those who aspire to become a professional. For your particular question, you'll probably find a better place at StyleForum.

Sure, I believe your work rocks, but... have you considered, how are you going to sell that stuff?

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