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Dec 18, 2014

Peter Models the Wool Plaid Shirt Jacket or "Shacket Up, Baby!"



Friends, the shacket is finished and you can see me model it here.

This is one of the most versatile garments in my wardrobe and I've already worn it around town -- it's warm and comfy and goes with just about everything.

My shirt jacket is really just a loose-fitting wool shirt (though it can be trim-fitting too) that can be worn a number of different ways.  Since it's relatively lightweight, it can be layered under a coat, but it's roomy enough to be worn over a sweater or turtleneck shirt.  Can you tell I've become a shacket fan?  I may whip one up for Michael too!

Is there room for a shacket in your winter wardrobe?

Have a great day, everybody!

20 comments:

  1. Looks great and beautifully executed!

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  2. Wow, it came out gorgeous!

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  3. I think this is the best Mood projects that you've done so far. You look good in that color and, as usual, did good on the construction.

    The styling and photos are nice and relaxed. Some of the other shoots seemed to have a "trying too hard" quality.

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  4. That looks great, and perfect for a New York winter! I love the big buttons; I think they give it just a little touch of quirkiness and save it from being ordinary.

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  5. Your precious little dogs will get jealous if they see that big black dog color coordinating with you! All kidding aside, it looks great and so much classier than the cotton flannel it could have resembled. Thanks for sharing.
    Beth S

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  6. It looks beautifully made and very classy! x

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  7. Very good looking shirt!! Beautiful workmanship!!!

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  8. You hit this one out of the ballpark, Peter. Classic menswear styling.

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  9. beautiful shirt/jacket. I love it. you look great in it. I would like to see that on a runway.

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  10. Lovely Peter well done, although you must have read my mind as I too am making a shacket. Hope it turns out as good as yours!

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  11. Perfection! I've always loved heavy flannel or wool shirts used as jackets, it's a wardrobe "must" here in this area of the PacNW where I live. You did an impeccable job, and it looks great! :)

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  12. This is one of the best garments you've made for yourself. Great job.

    Spud.

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  13. love it! hip and comfy looking, would look double cute when you make one for Michael!

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  14. Shirt looks terrific, the material is beautiful as well. Your buttons pop, they look great.

    I have some nice tartan plaid material in a lighter weight. I should try and make a shirt like this. My last shirt/jacket was a ralph lauren shirt/jacket from the early 90's.

    Again great job, I hope you make your partner a shirt, different plaid/color of course so that you can both borrow each others.

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  15. Love, love, love it! I love the fabric you chose, the style of it and all of the different ways you wear it. A beautifully made versatile shacket!

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  16. I would guess that Michael would be a shacket fan too. He likes "little" jackets I think.

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  17. The flannel you chose looks just the right weight to be worn as a shirt as well as a top layer. I purchased a wool flannel shacket years ago and found it great as a jacket for bush walking ( Aussie for hiking) in winter, but much too bulky, scratchy and lumberjacky to wear as a shirt.

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  18. That's a fine-looking shacket and you're a fine-looking man! Great photos! Cheers, Anne-Marie

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