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Sep 19, 2016

Red Cotton Work Jacket REVEALED!


Readers, not even last Saturday night's bomb explosion (which took place just three blocks from my apartment) could keep me from sharing my new red cotton work jacket with you today.

Please check out the entire photo shoot here.

I am so glad I made my jacket in this color.  Michael has already requested one in gray, and I'll probably make myself another in a black and white Marimmeko panel print I'm eager to use.  I can't wait to start my next garment from my Japanese pattern book "Men's Clothes For All Seasons."  I've already traced the cropped pant, so that's probably the one I'll choose.

I hope you like my versatile little jacket.  I still think this color is more cranberry (blue undertones) than tomato (orange undertones) but Michael thinks it has both orange and blue undertones if such a thing is possible -- and why wouldn't it be?

Have a great day, everybody.  Stay safe!


23 comments:

  1. Great jacket! Please stay safe you and Michael!

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  2. Wow, love it. I imagine it'll fade very nicely and look even better with time and laundering. I like the smock-like length of it. In seeing the fabric in the natural light, I think it looks tomato red although very saturated. Thanks for the great pictures; appropriately, you look patriotic in a tricolore Franco-American way, among others.

    The term 'organic' is thrown around a lot these days as a marketing term. Do you find any noticeable differences in how it drapes/feels/sews/holds color/etc.? Do you recommend it over non-organic based upon these characteristics (let alone the processes of producing it)?

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    1. I don't find this to be noticeably different; I've washed it only once and the color held fast. I think it's nice to have the option to purchase organic though, if truth be told, it's not a deal breaker for me.

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    2. Thanks, Peter; I appreciate your honest assessment.

      And I'd like to add that I hope it goes w/out saying that I too am thinking of your safety.

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    3. Thanks, Mouse! I will add, about the cotton, that is not as soft as the what you would find in, say, classic cotton chinos.

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  3. Next to the blue denim, it is markedly less orange than blue. It's a little cooler but then, so cool. Bill C would approve. And damned handsome.
    Pocket square!!!!! Extra points.

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  4. I was thinking of you Sat. Night during the news of the explosion. Glad you were safely inside sewing this great jacket.

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  5. When I heard about the explosion, I immediately checked the map to see exactly where in Chelsea it happened. I was so relieved to see it was a couple blocks away - and I am glad you posted today.
    Also, I love your red jacket. I am also planning an unlined red denim jacket soon. So versatile, as you say!

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  6. That looks great!
    And eh... please stay safe, the lot of you

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  7. Peter, love the color and I'm with you on cranberry color, but whatever it's called - it's a good color for you.

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  8. Love your jacket Peter! How about calling it fire engine red. So glad you and yours are safe.

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  9. So clever to extend the sleeves with a bias facing and I love your professionally-made buttonholes. Did not know that was a service! What a totally perfect jacket.

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  10. It's a great jacket and a gorgeous color. I recently bought a similar color jacket weight knit at Elliot Berman. I love red.
    I'm so glad that you and Michael are fine; I knew you couldn't live that far away.

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  11. Both orange and blue undertones? These are opposite on the color wheel and would result in gray. "Tomato" on the Mood website looks like what I would call "cherry".

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    1. I've double dyed silk red for saturation, and under different light in appeared orange-red, blue-red, and brown red. I think there is a "triple point", or in this case, a "double point" where the color is on the cusp, and discernible by only the slightest changes in light.

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  12. So glad that you and Michael are safe!

    I absolutely love the jacket, whatever red you want to call it. It goes well with your coloring! I love the shot of you in front of the red door. Stay safe!!!

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  13. Jacket looks great on you. Love it in red. This could be a very versatile summer jacket as it is unlined in any number of light weight fabrics and patterns. You look good in red!
    (My two cents-Lipstick Red)

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  14. I keep searching for this book title, but can't find it.

    Do you mind saying where you got it?

    Love the jacket!

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    1. I bought a copy at Kinokuniya book store in NYC but it also sells on Etsy:

      https://www.etsy.com/listing/240624735/mens-clothes-for-all-seasons-japanese?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=men%27s%20clothes%20for%20all%20seasons&ref=sr_gallery_1

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  15. Jacket is such a casual, clever design, comfortable but not over-sized. So glad to know that you and other New Yorkers were unharmed. My natural optimism can turn to despair some days but we still enjoy our passions and each other as much as we can.

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  16. Love your jacket. I've been canning up the wahzoo (125 qt and counting so far) lately and I'd call your red (with blue + orange tones) "PLUM JAM" -if you'll notice this ubiquitous Italian prune plum has a dark blue skin and an orange interior. When you cook them into jam sauce, they become the color of your jacket. Yum.

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  17. one of my fave looks on your great job

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