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Odd question for folks who know fashion/clothes/sewing/style

 
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Can anyone tell me how to describe Joey's jacket, or what the style/cut is called? I've always liked this jacket.... wanted one like it for 20 years or so.
 
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Looks like a sport coat to me, maybe a little oversized. It's basically cut like a suit coat, only in a more casual fabric.

On second glance, that one's definitely oversized. See how the shoulder seam is dropped down over the arm instead of at the actual shoulder? And the arms are baggy too. So I'd say it's an oversized sport coat.
 
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Jennifer Pearson wrote:Looks like a sport coat to me, maybe a little oversized. It's basically cut like a suit coat, only in a more casual fabric.

On second glance, that one's definitely oversized. See how the shoulder seam is dropped down over the arm instead of at the actual shoulder? And the arms are baggy too. So I'd say it's an oversized sport coat.



See, that is the thing - if you see the full show, it is actually a nice fit, but it is cut very loose and full.  It isn't a standard sports jacket or coat from a suit.  It is definitely different.
 
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I think it's a drop shoulder blazer. I did a search, they are pricey. But that's what happens when you're on the cutting edge of fashion. 😁 Though I actually haven't been suit shopping in many years...

Here's one.

Another one, scroll down for a couple more options. What you may want to do is find a boxy style blazer that you like and then have someone alter it to be slimmed down to fit your waist.
 
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Be careful of the tailor though. Joey's guy measured too closely. Be vigilant. Don't let him get fresh with you.
 
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Joylynn Hardesty wrote:Be careful of the tailor though. Joey's guy measured too closely. Be vigilant. Don't let him get fresh with you.


That's not how they're supposed to do it? lol
 
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Joey thought so. Chandler was adamant that this is not true.
 
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Joylynn Hardesty wrote:Joey thought so. Chandler was adamant that this is not true.



You have to wonder how they came up with some of those plots. I was somehow remembering this as a Seinfeld plot until you brought this up.
 
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Yeah, that is the way the measure suits.... in prison!
 
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Joylynn Hardesty wrote:I think it's a drop shoulder blazer. I did a search, they are pricey. But that's what happens when you're on the cutting edge of fashion. 😁 Though I actually haven't been suit shopping in many years...

Here's one.


Another one,
 scroll down for a couple more options. What you may want to do is find a boxy style blazer that you like and then have someone alter it to be slimmed down to fit your waist.



I think you are right... but fashion seems to be reverting to the peg leg and little boy suits.... tight and short. Ugh, it sure isn't the one most of them I'm seeing are!!!  I'm 6'4" and 210 lbs... no short tight clothes for me!
 
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Haha, I remembered that scene, Joe's dad got measured by the same guy too...
Those jackets don't have a hard tailor look at the upper chest so should have less work to construct.  I don't understand why they are so pricey. First one got sleeves cut on bias maybe that's one intersting design element though.
 
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Joylynn Hardesty wrote:I think it's a drop shoulder blazer. I did a search, they are pricey. But that's what happens when you're on the cutting edge of fashion. 😁 Though I actually haven't been suit shopping in many years...

Here's one.

Another one, scroll down for a couple more options. What you may want to do is find a boxy style blazer that you like and then have someone alter it to be slimmed down to fit your waist.



Oh, I didn't see the photos at first - yep, you nailed it! I do like that cut...  but definitely over priced for a farmer!  
 
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Do you know anyone who sews? Maybe an oversized peacoat pattern could be your starting spot. The tailoring lines on that pattern would be perfect for slimming down to your waist size. To achieve the shoulder look you want, the shoulder pads would need to be omitted, with one layer of cotton batting replacing them, in the shape of a western shirt yoke, going from shoulder seam to shoulder seam.

Good luck.
 
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It looks more like a button down shirt to me.  Look at the buttoned cuff and I think I see buttonholes on the open edge.
 
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The charity shop in town has rows of tailored jackets, for free. All very nice and clean Not uncommon I saw one made in Italy or in harris tweed. But they hardly move as few people dress in suits these days.

If I come a cross one like that, I probably will take it to check the construction inside. It got to be lined, probably with a raglan type shoulder pad, if any. I am intrigued to find out. And if you don't mind one used, I can send it to you. My husband has about the same height and weight for checking the fit.
But there is no guarentee, this type seems hard to come by.
 
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May Lotito wrote:The charity shop in town has rows of tailored jackets, for free. All very nice and clean Not uncommon I saw one made in Italy or in harris tweed. But they hardly move as few people dress in suits these days.

If I come a cross one like that, I probably will take it to check the construction inside. It got to be lined, probably with a raglan type shoulder pad, if any. I am intrigued to find out. And if you don't mind one used, I can send it to you. My husband has about the same height and weight for checking the fit.
But there is no guarentee, this type seems hard to come by.



Much appreciated, but I am very hard to fit.  I'm tall and heavy muscled, but not fat or particularly lean.  99% of clothes, used or new off the rack do not fit me at all.  We don't have any tailors in my region, but at the nicest men's shop.. all cut to fit... like basic patterns altered... the owner told me that he can't get clothes made to fit me.  I need a high rise, broad shoulders... a good drape.... more fabric than folks use these days.
 
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Joylynn Hardesty wrote:Do you know anyone who sews? Maybe an oversized peacoat pattern could be your starting spot. The tailoring lines on that pattern would be perfect for slimming down to your waist size. To achieve the shoulder look you want, the shoulder pads would need to be omitted, with one layer of cotton batting replacing them, in the shape of a western shirt yoke, going from shoulder seam to shoulder seam.

Good luck.



That is a good idea.  I have on old pea coat that i love.... except for the dang button holes that always fray and unravel.
 
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I visited thrift stores to learn how clothes wear and tear. Failures in buttonhole and other types of closures are one major reason the previous owners had to give up the items.
Try adding a cord when fixing buttonholes, that should greatly increase the stability.
Getting the right fit is tricky, good luck with your coat.
 
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Here's a picture of the pattern I linked to above.

 
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