Made-To-Measure - Michael's Jacket
Our Glasgow store made-to-measure specialist, Michael, has a mind full of ideas when it comes to his own MTM garments; bring it up and he can list you, in full detail, what he would like for 100 imaginary styles. In this case, we are going to focus on the jacket he had made in early 2020 and why he chose each aspect...
I wanted to choose a cloth that was light-weight for the warmer months but in a tone which could transition easily into early autumn; perfect for those milder days. This olive green wool & linen blend had been on my mind for some time. The slub [irregular threads] pulling through this particular weave really drew me in; the texture giving off a deceptively heavy appearance is most appealing. I like to see a reflection of the natural landscape in garments and I really think this piece sings true to that.
I went for more of a relaxed fit on this jacket than I'd normally wear, wanting it to be able to work with the transitional pieces in my wardrobe. Loose and airy for summer, but able to deal with light layers in spring and autumn. With this in mind I exaggerated the lapel width to balance the overall look.
Again, keeping the casual feeling, I went for patch pockets and kept the shoulder padding super soft. I really love the way linen ages when worn without worry; the pockets eventually sag and mould to your use, adding to the character of a fabric that really doesn't care how careful or crease free you would like it to be.
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