A Man and the Sports Jacket: A Tailored Suit’s Sports Jacket Giveaway

by Antonio on December 29, 2009 · 316 comments

in Dress & Grooming, Style

Introduction to the Sports Jacket

 

Examples of a Sports Jacket

Examples of a Sports Jacket

Few garments in a wardrobe can transform a man like a handsome sports jacket.  Slipping it on over a dress shirt instantly changes how strangers perceive you.  It can provide the right balance of professionalism in an environment where a suit would be overkill, and depending on the fabric and style can adapt itself to multiple situations.

The Case for the Sports Jacket

  1. It enhances your silhouette – a well fitted sports jacket broadens & heightens a man’s shoulders, can slim the appearance of a bulging midsection, and creates a more naturally masculine appearance overall.
  2. It’s useful – a sports jacket keeps its wearer (or his companion) warm and has plenty of pockets for holding various items that would otherwise have to be uncomfortably carried in the trousers.
  3. It sets you apart – How many times have you shown up to a business casual event to find every male in attendance is dressed in khaki pants, a blue shirt, and red tie.  Be the guy who ditches the tie and throws on a sports jacket (and trousers that fit/polished shoes).  You’ll probably be mistaken for the man in charge, which isn’t a bad thing!

What Makes a Sports Jacket?

The Sport Jacket’s Fit

A sport jacket is more casual than a suit or even a blazer jacket and should fit on the body a bit looser (although the definition of looser is debatable).  I personally like to have enough room so that I can wear layered clothing underneath and still drive my truck without  feeling restricted in the back or having to remove the jacket.  But fit is a very personal thing – in the end go with what suits your build and feels right when worn.

The Sports Jacket’s Fabric

Various Sport Jacket Fabrics

Various Sports Jacket Fabrics

Sports jacket fabrics can be made from wools and cottons of various weights and weaves.  Typically we’ll see cotton fabric used in the summer and wools in the cooler months; blended fabrics can be used by those on a budget assuming the man-made fiber content is not more than 50%. Some of the most common weaves utilized in sports jackets are tweed, flannel, corduroy, camel hair, seersucker, and a wide range of worsted fabrics in patterns such as sharkskin, houndstooth, bird’s eye, and of course solid colors.

The Sports Jacket’s Style

A favorite aspect of a sports jacket, and what sets it apart clearly from a suit jacket, is the wide range of style options available.  Many of these style options can be traced to the history of how the jacket was originally worn and used; first making its appearance in the hunting & shooting arenas one hundred years ago, it was designed with easily accessible patch pockets and leather patches on the shoulder and elbows to prevent wear.  Other style options include ticket pockets, leather buttons, and building the sports coat to have expandable pleats on the back to give greater flexibility in movement.

 

Unique fully functional lapels allow the jacket to be buttoned up in foul weather.

Unique fully functional lapels allow the jacket to be buttoned up in foul weather.

What to Wear with a Sports Jacket

The Sports Jacket Shirt

A sports jacket is most appropriately paired with a dress shirt.  When wearing them together, the same rules apply as when wearing a suit – try to ensure ¼ to ½ inch of cuff shows and about ½ inch of the top of the collar above the jacket’s collar.  Casual shirts with button cuffs and button-down or spread collars are at home here, as well as check and wide/multicolor stripe patterns.  I am not a fan of designer T-shirts or polo shirts being worn with a sports jacket – however if you are in the right environment (see this picture of Glen Palmer and Lloyd Boston)-it can be pulled off.  Here is a picture of a young man who knows how to wear a corduroy sports jacket and dress shirt with style!

The Sports Jacket and Trousers

The most important consideration in your trouser selection (assuming they are clean and well kept) is not to have them closely match the jacket.  For a sports jacket is an “odd jacket,” purposely designed to be single in a world of matching suits.  To match a solid colored sports coat with a pair of similar trousers will have you looking like you’re wearing a bad suit.  Grey flannel or cotton trousers in khaki, tan, or brown are a natural pair with a patterned sports coat – their neutral color does not compete for attention with the jacket which is exactly what you want.  Although the Houndstooth Kid will cringe, I also feel tasteful denim can be worn successfully with a sports jacket.

Your Shoes

Your choice of footwear is as wide as the combinations of the above garments.  But be aware that it is the 2nd most important item you’ll be wearing, and that by going too casual here you’ll bring the entire ensemble down to your casual footwear’s level.  Hence a pair of Converse can be worn, but only if you’re an artist or Phil Collins.  For the rest of us I recommend at least a leather loafer or classic oxford; if you wish to dress up the feet a bit more have a look at this custom pair from Leffot.

A Tailored Suit’s Sport Jacket Giveaway

The Art of Manliness and A Tailored Suit have teamed up to give one lucky reader a hand-made custom sports jacket valued at up to $1000.

To enter you need to visit A Tailored Suit’s “Build Your Garment” tool and leave a comment here at the Art of Manliness describing your ideal sports jacket.  You must specify-

1)  Sport Jacket Fabric choice (include A Tailored Suit’s fabric reference #)
2 ) Jacket Type (2 button, 3 button etc.), Pocket Style (slanted, with or without ticket, patch, etc.), and anything else you would ask for to make the jacket one-of-a-kind.
3) Your shoulder, chest, and jacket length measurements. These are found in the 3rd part of building your garment and can also be found at A Tailored Suit’s “
Your Measurements” page.

Again, all this information can readily be found within A Tailored Suit’s online Build Your Garment tool.  Comments must be submitted by Wednesday, January 6th at 10PM CST. The winner will be randomly drawn and announced on Saturday, January 9th, 2009 in our weekly round-up.

{ 313 comments… read them below or add one }

101 Philip December 30, 2009 at 11:36 am

1. Tweed Herringbone ID# 5-5-9
Color: Black

2. Single-breasted, two-button, single-vent, notch lapel, patch pockets, three-button sleeve, gray lining, “P. F. Pugh” inscription in black script lettering,

3. Chest: 38″
Shoulder: 15.5″
Length: 27″

102 jeremy December 30, 2009 at 11:38 am

Sad – no room for the big barrel chested guys!

103 Edward Stedman IV December 30, 2009 at 11:50 am

Tweed #5-5-21
2-Button
Hand Stitched Notched Lapel
Double Vent
Straight Pocket with Flaps
Regular Breast Pocket
Three Buttons on Sleeves
Match Lining
Form Fit

Shoulder: 24
Chest: 40
Jacket Length: 42

104 Mickey December 30, 2009 at 11:55 am

1: #5-12-48
2: 3 button, single breasted, hand stitched, notch lapel, double vent, slanted with flaps, regular breast pocket, 3 sleeve button, crimson lining, slim fit,
3: Neck, 15 1/2, Sleeve, 35, Chest, 40, bicep, 12,

105 Joe L-E December 30, 2009 at 12:32 pm

Lessona Super 120`s #5-12-48 Gray
Two Button Single Breasted
Notched lapel
Single Vent
Slanted with flaps pockets
Regular Breast Pocket
Three sleeve buttons
Matched interior lining
Regular Fit

Shoulder Measurement: 19 inches
Chest measurement: 40 inches
Jacket Length: 32 inches

106 Rhys Morgan-Jones December 30, 2009 at 12:42 pm

1. Fabric: Tweed #5-5-5 Tan

2. Two Fastner, Four Button, Double Breasted Jacket, notch lapel, double vent, slanted pockets with flaps, regular breast pocket. four-button sleeve, black lining, ‘RMJ’ inscription in no preferred colour in script font, regular fit

3.
Chest 38″
Shoulder 18*
Length 32″

107 Doug December 30, 2009 at 12:51 pm

Fabric: Black #5-16-6

Details: 4 Button, Single breasted, Hand stitched, Notched lapel, Double vent, Slanted Ticket Pocket, Regular Breast Pocket, 4 Sleeve Button, Grey Lining, Form Fit. Inscription D. M. G. In White Thread Script style

Sizing: Shoulder: 17 Chest: 38 Jacket: 27

108 Erik December 30, 2009 at 1:01 pm

My ideal jacket would be:

Sports Jacket
Lessona Super 120`s
#5-12-64
Brown

2-button, Single Breasted
Notched Lapel, Single Vent
Straight Pocket with Flaps
Regular Breast Pocket
4 Sleeve Buttons
Dark Chocolate Lining
Regular Fit
EB in Gold Script
No Special Instructions

Shoulder 20″
Chest: 42″
Front Jacket Length: 30″
Sleeve: 26.5
Stomach: 32″
Front Chest: 18″
Back Width: 17″

109 rcw December 30, 2009 at 1:06 pm

Collection: Tweed
Pattern: Check
ID# 5-5-32
Color: Brown

1. Jacket Type: Three Button Single Breasted Jacket
2. Lapel Type: Hand Stiched Notched Lapel
3. Back Vents: Double Vent
4. Jacket Pockets: Straight With Flaps
5. Breast Pocket: Regular Breast Pocket
6. Sleeve Buttons: Four Buttons
7. Jacket Interior Lining: Match
8. Jacket Inscription: RCW
9. Inscription Stitching Color: Dark Blue
10. Inscription Font Style: Block
11. Overall Fit of Garment: Regular Fit

110 Patrick Towell December 30, 2009 at 1:06 pm

Fabric Type: Tweed #5-5-11 Blue
Jacket Type: 3 Button, Single Breasted Jacket
Lapel Type: Notched Lapel
Back Vents: Double Vent
Jacket Pockets: Slanted Ticket Pocket
Breast Pocket: Regular Breast Pocket
Sleeve Buttons: 3 Buttons
Jacket Interior Lining: Light Grey
Jacket Inscription: Patrick Owen Towell
Inscription Stitching Color: Dark Blue
Inscription Font Style: Script
Overall Fit of Garment: Regular Fit

Full Chest: 35″
Full Shoulder: 18″
Jacket Length: 31″

111 Bradford December 30, 2009 at 1:11 pm

Sports jacket
Khaki #5-4-1
Two-button single breasted
Hand-stitched peak lapel
Double vent
Slanted ticket pocket
Regular breast pocket
Four sleeve buttons
Matching lining
No inscription
Regular fit

112 Thomas T December 30, 2009 at 1:31 pm

Sports Jacket
Reda Super 100`s
#5-6-36
Navy Blue

1. Jacket Type: 2 Button Single Breasted Jacket
2. Lapel Type: Hand Stiched Peak Lapel
3. Back Vents: Double Vent
4. Jacket Pockets: Straight Ticket Pocket
5. Breast Pocket: Patch Breast Pocket
6. Sleeve Buttons: Four Buttons
7. Jacket Interior Lining: Match
8. Jacket Inscription: Sempre Avanti
9. Inscription Stitching Color: Red
10. Inscription Font Style: Script
11. Overall Fit of Garment: Form Fit
Special: working button holes
Shoulder 19″
Chest: 39″

113 MVH December 30, 2009 at 1:34 pm

1) Sport Jacket Fabric choice (include A Tailored Suit’s fabric reference #)
Sports Jacket, VBC Super 130`s, #5-16-6, Black

2 ) Jacket Type (2 button, 3 button etc.), Pocket Style (slanted, with or without ticket, patch, etc.), and anything else you would ask for to make the jacket one-of-a-kind.
Two Button, Single Breasted Jacket
Hand Stitched, Notched Lapel
Double Vent
Pockets:Straight with Flaps
Regular Breast Pocket
Three Buttons on sleeve
Crimson lining
Inscription: “M.V Hayward”, no preference for inscription’s colour, block style
Regular Fit

3) Your shoulder, chest, and jacket length measurements. These are found in the 3rd part of building your garment and can also be found at A Tailored Suit’s “Your Measurements” page.
Suit size 52

Thanks AOM! Keep up the great work on the site and with your podcast.

114 Josh December 30, 2009 at 1:42 pm

I’m really new to this Art of Manliness stuff, but you guy have got me hooked! Thank you so much for your wonderful advice! Keep it coming!
May the best man win! Er, luckiest.
Here’s my information:

Fabric Type: #5-12-6 Navy Blue
Jacket Type: 2 Button, Single Breasted Sport Jacket
Lapel Type: Notched Lapel
Back Vents: Double Vent
Jacket Pockets: Slanted Pocket With Flaps
Breast Pocket: Regular Breast Pocket
Sleeve Buttons: 2 Buttons
Jacket Interior Lining: Match
Jacket Inscription: N/A
Inscription Stitching Color: N/A
Inscription Font Style: N/A
Overall Fit of Garment: Regular Fit

Full Chest: 34.50″
Full Shoulder: 18.00″
Jacket Length: 30.50″

115 Sam Granger December 30, 2009 at 1:46 pm

Jacket Fabric: Wool Flannel #1-8-19 Navy Blue
Jacket Type: Two Button, Single Breasted Jacket
Lapel Type: Hand Stitched, Notched Lapel
Back Vents: Double Vent
Jacket Pockets: Straight with Flaps
Sleeve Buttons: Three Buttons
Jacket Interior Lining: Black
Jacket Inscription: Brich mir die Arme ab, ich fasse dich
White thread, Script style

Shoulder: 20
Chest: 39
Jacket: 28

116 Sean Sentenn December 30, 2009 at 1:53 pm

Wow, serendipity! I have just been out shopping for what will be my first sports jacket, not my first suit mind you, but my first odd item. But I couldn’t find anything off the rack that quite fit the look I want. How incredible it would be to have one made just to order. I also had a great time going through their website and getting a feel for how to order a bespoke suit. Here is my perfect sports jacket.
1) Black Wool Flannel #5-8-20
2) Two button single breasted with slanted pockets, a hand stitched notched lapel, double vented, and two button sleeves. Regular breast pocket and a lining to match the jacket fabric.
3) Shoulders: 18″ Chest: 47″ Jacket Length: 29″ Loose fit for wearing over sweaters please!

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117 Vision Tom December 30, 2009 at 2:05 pm

Yes clothing can make a man! It can also make a difference in the man. Here’s to all those who understand the value of style.

Collection: Lessona Super 120`s
Pattern: Nailhead
ID# 5-12-50
Color: Brown

Style
1. Jacket Type: Two Button Single Breasted Jacket
2. Lapel Type: Hand Stiched Notched Lapel
3. Back Vents: Double Vent
4. Jacket Pockets: Slanted With Ticket Pocket
5. Breast Pocket: Regular Breast Pocket
6. Sleeve Buttons: Three Buttons
7. Jacket Interior Lining: Match
8. Jacket Inscription: We The People
9. Inscription Stitching Color: Gold
10. Inscription Font Style: Script
11. Overall Fit of Garment: Regular Fit
12. Special Instructions: None

Measurements
1. Neck: 17.25 inches
2. Full Chest: 46.25 inches
3. Full Shoulder Width: 21.00 inches
4. Right Sleeve: 29.00 inches
5. Left Sleeve: 29.00 inches
6. Biceps: 15.00 inches
7. Wrist: 8.00 inches
8. Stomach: 47.75 inches
9. Hips/Seat: 50.50 inches
10. Front Jacket Length: 33.00 inches
11. Front Chest Width: 19.50 inches
12. Back Width: 20.00 inches
13. Half Shoulder Width (Right): 8.00 inches
14. Half Shoulder Width (Left): 8.00 inches
15. Full Back Length: 68.50 inches
16. Half Back Length: 23.00 inches
23. Right Full Sleeve: 36.50 inches
24. Left Full Sleeve: 36.00 inches

A Tailored Suit Questionnaire
1. Height: 6 feet 5 inches
2. Weight: 260 pounds
9. Describe any problems you usually have with non-tailored clothing: Finding inseam length match with waist size. I am often looking for jeans with a 36¨ inseam because of the need for extra length when riding my motorcycle.
10. What did you wear while being measured? (IMPORTANT): A dress shirt and the trousers from my best fitting suit.
11. Your Stance: Normal Stance
12. Your Shoulder Slope: Normal Shoulder Slope
13. Your Chest Description: Large Chest
14. Your Stomach Description: Medium Stomach
15. Your Seat Shape: Curved Seat

118 Rayndy P. Valcin II December 30, 2009 at 2:20 pm

I would appreciate a jacket with this description:

Sports Jacket
Tweed
#5-5-2
Blue
2 Button, single breasted
Peak Lapel
Single Back Vent
Patch with flaps
Patch beast pocket
two button sleeve
Charcoal Lining
With the Inscription ” Valcin ” in dark blue script font
Regular fit
My measurements are : Shoulder 15″
Jacket Length 31″
Chest 39 1/2″

119 Caleb December 30, 2009 at 2:34 pm

Growing up my family did a lot of international traveling. My dad always wore a sport jacket, usually without a tie, and he taught me to do the same when I grew up. The jacket served two purposes, both important.

A jacket will keep you warm when the airplane or airport is too cool for comfort but it’s not too hot or bulky for traveling through tropical climates.

When something goes wrong with your flight or schedule, the man in the sport jacket gets more respect and help from the airline. You may not like this, but it’s true.

120 Andrew Hereth December 30, 2009 at 3:00 pm

Collection: Wool Blend
Pattern: Solid
ID# 3-1-24
Color: Navy Blue
2 Button notched label Double Vent, Straight pockets with flap, Regular breast pocket, 4 button sleeve, Matching lining, Andrew Hereth inscribed.
Shoulder 19, Chest 47 Front Jacket length 33

121 Michael Roden December 30, 2009 at 3:03 pm

1)Collection: Lessona Super 120`s
Pattern: Check
ID# 5-12-6
Color: Navy Blue

2) 2-Button Single Breast
Hand Stitched Notched Label
Single vent
Slanted Ticket Pockets
Regular Breast Pocket
2 button Sleeves
Crimson Lining with Gold Piping
Inscription in Gold script: “The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.”

3) Chest: 44
Shoulder: 19.5
Front jacket length: 30in
regular fit
Sleeves long, wear a 17-35 shirt.

122 Cl December 30, 2009 at 3:04 pm

Navy Blue wool sport coat
Notch Lapel
3 button rolled to 2
Sack cut but tailored perfectly
1/2″ shirt sleeve showing
pocket square
33″ length, 42 chest

123 Gregor December 30, 2009 at 3:17 pm

I had a ball with this offer. What fun:
color
#5-13-11 – green
1. Jacket Type
Two Fastner, Six Button, Double Breasted Jacket
2. Lapel Type
Hand Stitched Peak Lapel
3. Back Vents
Double Vent
4. Jacket Pockets
Slanted Ticket Pocket
5. Breast Pocket
Regular Breast Pocket
6. Sleeve Buttons
Three Buttons
7. Jacket Interior Lining
Crimson
8. Jacket Inscription
With a Single Step…
9. Inscription Stitching Color
Dark Blue
10. Inscription Font Style
Script
11. Overall Fit of Garment
Form Fit
12. Special Instructions
Concealed pocket under right armpit

shoulder 18
chest 38
lenght 27.5

124 Adam Pole December 30, 2009 at 3:19 pm

Sports Jacket

Collection: Tweed
Pattern: Check
ID# 5-5-35
Color: Navy Blue
2 button
Notched lapel
Double vent
Slanted ticket pockets
Regular breast pocket
Three buttons
Gray lining
Jacket Inscription: “Polecat”
Inscription Font Style: Script
Regular fit
Shoulder 18
Chest 39
Jacket 28.5

Wonderful contest!

125 lando December 30, 2009 at 3:28 pm

fabric: Sports Jacket, Tweed, #5-5-8
three button jacket
slant pockets with a ticket pocket
notched lapel
double vent
regular breast pocket
3 buttons
crimson interior lining with gold inscription of “C.O.L.” in script
and form fit
measurements:
shoulder: 20″
chest: 39.25″
front jacket length: 32.5″

126 Grahame December 30, 2009 at 4:01 pm

Blue tweed
Notched lapel
Two button
Single Vent
Straight ticket pockets
Regular breast pocket
Gray lining
Inscription of Payton in script font
Chest-42
Arm length-36
Shoulders-19
Jacket Length-31

Normal shoulder slope
Fit chest
Thin waist

Great Contest!
Thanks for the opportunity

127 Mike December 30, 2009 at 4:36 pm

Olive #5-5-22
Notched lapel
Three button
Double Vent
Straight ticket pockets
Regular breast pocket
Crimson lining
Inscription: Mens sana in corpore sano in black script font
Chest-44
Arm length-36
Shoulders-19.5
Jacket Length-32

128 Jeff S. December 30, 2009 at 4:51 pm

Lessona Super 120`s #5-12-64 Brown
One button, single breasted
Notched lapel
Double vent
Straight pockets with flaps
Regular breast pocket
One button cuff
Crimson lining
Form fit
No inscription
Shoulder: 19″
Chest: 40″
Sleeve length: 35″
Jacket length: 32″
Chest:

129 Taylor Seyfert December 30, 2009 at 5:16 pm

Sports Jacket – Cotton – #5-4-12 – Black
Two-button, single-breasted, hand-stitched notched lapel, double-vent, slanted pockets with flaps, regular breast pocket, two sleeve-buttons, black interior lining.
Inscription: “T.J.S.” in purple script.
Neck: 16 in. Chest: 48.25 in. Jacket Length: 30.5 in.

130 D Daniel December 30, 2009 at 5:50 pm

Cool Giveaway.

Corduroy
ID# 5-13-11
Color: Green

Three Button, Single Breasted Jacket
Hand Stitched Notched Lapel
Double Vent
Slanted Ticket Pocket
Regular Breast Pocket
Three Buttons
Crimson

shoulder 18
chest 38
lenght 27.5

131 David December 30, 2009 at 6:05 pm

I love them!

1) Sport Jacket Fabric: Dark brown super 120′s nailhead (ID# 5-12-50)

2) Jacket Type: 3 button
Pocket Style: slanted with flaps
regular breast pocket
Notched Lapel
Double Vent
3 sleeve buttons
matching interior lining

3) Mesurements
shoulder: 19
chest: 41
jacket length: 31

132 -F. December 30, 2009 at 6:26 pm

I’m loving the giveaway, I already picked out a jacket. I’ll post it here once I have time and assistance to take the measurements.

133 ephraim December 30, 2009 at 6:59 pm

1)Tweed #5-5-10 Brown

2) Two button, single breasted;Hand stitched notched lapel; Slanted Ticket Pocket; Regular Breast Pocket; Three sleeve buttons; Match lining; No inscription

3)Shoulders 20; Chest 44; Length 26

134 Daniel C December 30, 2009 at 7:22 pm

1.) Cotton, #5-4-10, Blue
2.) Two button, single breasted, notched and hand-stitched lapel, double vent, slanted pockets with flaps, regular breast pocket, two button sleeves, matched lining.
3.) Chest 39 inches, Shoulder 19, Jacket length 29

Hope I win! :)

135 L J December 30, 2009 at 7:33 pm

Sports Jacket, Tweed #5-5-21 Brown
Three Button Single Breasted
Notched Lapel
Double Vented
Straight with Ticket Pocket
Regular Breast Pocket
Four Buttons
Crimson liner
Form Fitted

Shoulder 21″
Chest 39″
Front Jacket Length 31.5″

136 Glenn Maguire December 30, 2009 at 8:03 pm

If I should win, I would select,
lessona super 120.s #3 Navy blue
6 button double breasted
hand stitched notch lapel
single vent
regular pockets
slanted breast pocket
shoulder 20
chest 44
length 30

137 Dave December 30, 2009 at 8:26 pm

Nice coats, love the sport jacket and have been wearing them all year as a strategy to get away from the white coat “uniform”, being a doctor.

I love 5-5-20 but I think I’d pick 5-5-10 since I have so nothing in tweed.
3 button, single breast
hand stitched, notch lapel
double vent
straight with flaps
regular breast
three buttons
matched lining
regular fit
inscription DEW in dark blue block

neck 15.75
chest 39
shoulder 19
L/R arm 27
biceps 10.75
wrist 7
waist 35
seat 40.5
front length 30.25
front chest width 16.5
back width 18
R shoulder width 6
L shoulder width 5.5
full back length 66
half back length 21
trouser waist 35.25
R full sleeve 33.5
L full sleeve 33

138 Will December 30, 2009 at 8:28 pm

Might as well! Great contest.

Fabric:Corduroy #5-13-20 Gray

Style: Two Fastner, Six Button, Double Breasted Jacket
Peak Lapel
No Vent
Patch Pockets
Patch Breast Pocket
Three Buttons on Sleeve
Khaki Jacket Lining
No Jacket Inscription
Form Fit
Special Instructions: Two patch breast pockets, one on each side of the jacket.

Size: 18.5″ shoulders
40″ chest
26″ sleeve length
31″ body length

139 J.R. Cooper December 30, 2009 at 9:19 pm

1) Fabric-Olive Tweed #5-5-33
2) Jacket type- A regular fit two button single breasted jacket, with hand stitched notched lapels, double vents, slanted pockets with a ticket pocket, a regular breast pocket, two sleeve buttons and a matched lining.
3) Shoulder 21” Chest 42” Jacket Length 32”

Thank you

140 Chris King December 30, 2009 at 9:46 pm

Fabric Type: Brown Herringbone Tweed: #5-5-10
Style: One Button, Single Breasted Jacket
Notched Lapel
Double Vent
Pockets Straight with flaps
Regular Breast Pocket
Two Button Sleeves
Khaki Interior Lining
“Fortes Fortuna Adiuvat” (“Fortune Favors the Bold”) on the interior left pocket inscription in a thread color and font that looks manly.
Shoulder: 22.5″
Chest: 46″
Length: 31″

141 Jeremy S. December 30, 2009 at 9:47 pm

1) Fabric: Blue Herringbone Tweed 5-5-11
2) Style:
Single-breasted,
three-button,
notch lapel,
slanted flap pockets,
normal breast pocket,
double vented
matched inner lining
3) Shoulder: 18.5″
Chest: 47″
Length: 30.5″

There is a certain sort of pride in a fine sports coat. My adequate one earned me significant respect with my new inlaws at Christmas brunch. It’s hard to go wrong with tweed.

142 Jonathan Francis December 30, 2009 at 9:50 pm

I would certainly go with the following:

Corduroy #5-13-5 Brown
It would be a two-button, hand-stitched, double-vented, slanted-pocket masterpiece with a tan lining with my initials, “J. Whitney Francis” monogrammed inside.
I measure a manly 19″ shoulder, 40″ chest and 29″ length. I’d be happy to share more if I were to win.

Thank you for the opportunity.

143 David December 30, 2009 at 9:54 pm

Thanks for the opportunity…

Lessona Super 140`s
#5-14-5
Brown

Jacket Type: Two Button, Single Breasted Jacket
Lapel Type: Hand Stitched, Notched Lapel
Back Vent: Single
Jacket Pockets: Straight with Flaps
Breast Pocket: Regular Breast Pocket
Sleeve Buttons: Two Buttons
Jacket Interior Lining: Tan
Jacket Inscription: D. Garbowski
Inscription Stitching Color: Brown
Inscription Font Style: Script
Overall Fit of Garment: Form Fit
Special Instructions: None

Measurements:

18 in shoulder
42 in chest
28 in length
14.5 in Bicep

Normal Stance
Steep Shoulders
Muscular Chest
Normal Stomach
Normal Seat

144 Aaron Martin December 30, 2009 at 10:51 pm

This is an amazing giveaway. Thank you. Here is the information:

Lessona Super 120′s
Check
5-12-4
Navy Blue

2-button, single-breasted
Notched lapel
Double vent
Straight pocket with flaps
Regular breast pocket
Three-button sleeves
Crimson lining
Interior inscription: Aaron T. Martin
Navy stitching color
Block
Regular fit

Neck, 16 1/2″
Chest, 42″
Shoulder, 20″
Length, 36″
Bicep, 15″
Sleeve (R) 31″, (L) 30 3/4″
Front chest, 21″

Normal stance
Steep shoulder slope
Muscular chest
Normal stomach
Normal seat

My biggest problem with non-tailored jackets is finding one long enough in the arms while small enough in the chest. Most stores do not sell 42 extra long, so I am stuck buying a 42 and getting the arms lengthened as far as possible. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t.

Thanks again.

145 Aaron S December 30, 2009 at 11:34 pm

Type:Wool Blend
ID number- #5-2-51
Color- Gray

Jacket Type- Two Button, Single Breasted
Peaked Lapel
Single Vent
Slanted with Flaps Jacket Pocket
Regular Breast Pocket
Three Buttons on the Sleeve
Light Grey Interior Lining
Inscription: aSd
Inscription Stitching: White
Font type: Script
Form Fit
No Special Instructions:

Chest 44
Length: 30

146 Evan B December 31, 2009 at 12:12 am

Wool Blend #5-2-59 Olive
two button single breasted
notched lapel
single vent
slanted with flaps pockets
regular breast pocket
two sleeve buttons
tan lining
regular Fit

Shoulder – 21 inches
Chest – 43 inches
Length- 32 inches

147 Douglas Keeble December 31, 2009 at 12:17 am

I’d have to go for a brown tweed #5-5-20, three button single breasted jacket with hand stitched peak lapels, double vented of course, slanted ticket pocket, with the regular breast pocket, three functional buttons, blue interior lining, got to have Douglas Keeble as an inscription in white script, with a regular fit, a right shoulder length of 27″, a left shoulder length of 26″, a chest width of 42.5″ and a length of 23″.

148 K.R.Chouinard December 31, 2009 at 12:26 am

Fabric: Sports Jacket Corduroy, Red No. 5-13-14
4 button single breasted with double vents
slanted pockets with flaps, regular breast pocket
4 button sleeve, beige lining
form fitting
inscription in black script, K. R. Chouinard

Chest: 36.5″
Shoulder: 18″
Length 25.5″

149 Devin December 31, 2009 at 12:34 am

Lessona Super 120`s
#5-12-48
Gray
two button single breasted
notched lapel
double vent
Straight with Flaps
Regular Breast Pocket
Two Buttons
Blue Lining
Regular Fit
Shoulder-22 inches
Chest- 48 inches
Length 31 inches

Thank You

150 L.Chouinard December 31, 2009 at 12:37 am

Fabric: Sports Jacket Corduroy, Red No. 5-13-14
2 fastener, 4 button, double breasted jacket
peak lapel, single vent
straight pockets with flaps, regular breast pocket
3 button sleeves
lining in milk chocolate
form fit

Chest:38.5″
Shoulder 18.5″
Length 25.5″

151 Ronald M. Berry December 31, 2009 at 12:54 am

I’ve never had a piece of clothing like this before. I mean, the cost of it is kind of prohibitive. Still, it would be an awesome thing to win! Even if I don’t, it was still a lot of fun going to A Tailored Suit and designing.

Navy Blue Tweed (#5-5-35)
Two-Button, Single Breasted Jacket
Hand Stitched Notched Lapel
Double Venting
Straight Jacket pockets w/ Ticket Pocket
Regular Breast Pocket
Four Sleeve Buttons
Charcoal Jacket Interior Lining
My name, in Gold, Block lettering on the Inside Pocket
An overall Regular fit
And, if possible, elbow patches

The measurements would be:
Neck:……19.5”
Full Chest:……46”
Full Shoulder Width:……19.5”
Right Sleeve:……25”
Left Sleeve:……25”
Biceps:……14.75”
Wrist:……7.75”
Stomach:……46.75”
Hips/Seat:……45.75”
Front Jacket Length:……30”
Front Chest Width:……20”
Back Width:……18.5”
Half Shoulder Width (Right):……6.75”
Half Shoulder Width (Left):……6.75”

Thank you for the chance!

152 Tim Moore December 31, 2009 at 1:11 am

Tweed, #5-5-10, Brown

Two Button, Single Breasted Jacket

Notched Lapel

Double Vent

Slanted Pockets with Flaps

Regular Breast Pocket

Four Sleeve Buttons

Milk Chocolate Lining

Jacket Inscription: memento mori
Inscription Stitching Color: White
Inscription Font Style: Script

Overall Fit of Garment: Form Fit

(No Special Instructions)

Shoulder: 16.00
Chest: 36.00
Jacket Length: 28.00

153 Brian C December 31, 2009 at 1:30 am

Fantastic fun and a terrific give-away.
1) Olive Tweed; #5-5-22
2) –2 button
–Handstitched notched lapel
–Single vent
–Slanted ticket pocket
–Regular breast pocket
–See special requests, else four buttons
–Crimson lining
– Inscription “BTC” in black block
–Regular fit
–Special requests: Elbow Patches, a second buttonhole on the lapel about a centimeter below the first, and five buttons on the sleeve, rather than four, all if possible.
3) Chest: 42″
Shoulders: 17″
Stomach: 42.25″
Sleeves: 27″
Jacket front length: 28.5″
All measurements done as prescribed on A Tailored Suit measurements page.

Thanks for the chance to win what I have no doubt would be a beautiful blazer.

154 Tyler Scoins December 31, 2009 at 6:54 am

-burgundy corduroy #5-13-12
-2 button single breasted jacket
-notched lapel
-double vent
-straight pockets with flaps
-regular breast pocket
-3 button sleeve
-red interior lining
-black jacket inscription that says “Tyler Scoins” in block lettering
-regular fit
-purple shoulder patches
-chest 37 inches
-sleeve 32.5 inches
-neck 15 inches
-full shoulder 17 inches

thanks very much

155 Ashley December 31, 2009 at 9:57 am

1) Blue Tweed #5-5-11
2) 2 button, single breasted; straight pocket with flaps; single lapel; and 2 sleeve buttons
3) shoulder: 18 ; chest: 41 (front chest is 17) ; jacket length: 27

Thanks for another fantastic giveaway!

156 Christopher Teague December 31, 2009 at 10:03 am

Fabric: VBC Super 130`s #5-16-71 Navy Blue

1. Jacket Type: Three Button Single Breasted Jacket – Closure should be built as a 3/2 roll
2. Lapel Type: Notched Lapel
3. Back Vents: Double Vent
4. Jacket Pockets: Slanted With Flaps and Ticket Pocket
5. Breast Pocket: Regular Breast Pocket
6. Sleeve Buttons: Three Buttons
7. Jacket Interior Lining: Match
8. Jacket Inscription: Christopher W. Teague
9. Inscription Stitching Color: Gold
10. Inscription Font Style: Script
11. Overall Fit of Garment: Regular Fit
12. Special Instructions:
a. The collar should have a collar tab with corresponding buttons to fold back the tab or to button the collar as here: http://www.tweed-jacket.com/GALLERY%20PAGE/Lomond%20Jacket/index.htm
b. Wooden buttons would be great.

I’m not anxious to share my measurements with the world, but can provide them if need be.

157 Peter December 31, 2009 at 11:29 am

Another impressive article (let alone giveaway) by TAOM…

1. #5-5-10, Brown Herringbone Tweed

2. The fully functional Sports Jacket
Two Button, Single Breasted Jacket, Regular Fit
Hand Stitched Notched Lapel
Single Vent
Slanted Ticket Pocket
Regular Breast Pocket
Three Button Sleeve
Crimson Lining
Custom Options:
-Button under right lapel to allow full front closure in winter, use of boutenniere is appropriate
-Interior breast pockets (left and right) 4.5″Wx6″D with buttoned close flap
-Interior breast pockets offset by 20 degrees to allow “natural” reach
-Pocket pen separator/stitching for left interior breast pocket for 3/4″ D pens
-Exterior jacket pocket flaps top lining undone to allow “emergency cash” stowage
-Semi-fixed exterior breast pocket lining to allow “instant faux winged puff pocket square”
-Small D-ring attachment point under exterior jacket pockets (left and right) for pocket watch chain
-”Emergency tie”: Additional lining in tie form buttoned at the ends of the tie to the interior back of the sport jacket just above the vent, threaded through loop (not the hanging loop) at the top back of the jacket
-Interior Inscription, Dark Blue, Script, Line 1: gnōthi sauton, Line 2: mēden agan

3. Jacket: 31.75, Shoulder: 21.25, Chest: 42.50, Stomach: 41.5, Sleeve: 26.00, Neck: 16.75

158 Yousif December 31, 2009 at 11:58 am

In this regard I resulted to my father, who has a broad knowledge on tailored clothing, I hope this will fit me. And May the best man win! Good Luck!

Collection: Tweed
Pattern: Check
ID# 5-5-20
Color: Brown

Style
1. Jacket Type: Two Button Single Breasted Jacket
2. Lapel Type: Hand Stiched Notched Lapel
3. Back Vents: Double Vent
4. Jacket Pockets: Straight with Flaps
5. Breast Pocket: Regular Breast Pocket
6. Sleeve Buttons: Three Buttons
7. Jacket Interior Lining: Light Brown
11. Overall Fit of Garment: Regular Fit
12. Special Instructions: None

Measurements
1. Neck: 16.10 inches
2. Full Chest: 37.40 inches
3. Full Shoulder Width: 21.30 inches
4. Right Sleeve: 28.30 inches
5. Left Sleeve: 28.30 inches
6. Biceps: 12.20 inches
7. Wrist: 7.10 inches
8. Stomach: 32.70 inches
9. Hips/Seat: 39.40 inches
10. Front Jacket Length: 29.50 inches
11. Front Chest Width: 16.50 inches
12. Back Width: 16.10 inches
13. Half Shoulder Width (Right): 8.30 inches
14. Half Shoulder Width (Left): 8.30 inches
15. Full Back Length: 64.20 inches
16. Half Back Length: 20.10 inches
23. Right Full Sleeve: 34.60 inches
24. Left Full Sleeve: 34.60 inches

A Tailored Suit Questionnaire
1. Height: 73.6 inch
2. Weight: 162.80 pounds
9. Describe any problems you usually have with non-tailored clothing: Finding the right length of the sleeve, because i’m rather tall. Furthermore the length of the jacket is sometimes too short.
10. What did you wear while being measured? (IMPORTANT): A was wearing a t-shirt and normal (slightly baggy) trousers.
11. Your Stance: Normal Stance
12. Your Shoulder Slope: Normal Shoulder Slope
13. Your Chest Description: Normal Chest
14. Your Stomach Description: Normal Stomach
15. Your Seat Shape: Normal Seat

159 Jason Craig December 31, 2009 at 2:06 pm

Cotton
#5-4-26
Taupe

1. Jacket Type: Two Button Single Breasted Jacket
2. Lapel Type: Hand Stiched Notched Lapel
3. Back Vents: Single Vent
4. Jacket Pockets: Patch
5. Breast Pocket: Patch
6. Sleeve Buttons: Two Button
7. Jacket Interior Lining: Red
8. Jacket Inscription: JMC
9. Inscription Stitching Color: Gold
10. Inscription Font Style: Script
11. Overall Fit of Garment: Regular Fit

160 Robert December 31, 2009 at 2:21 pm

My first comment here.

Fabric: 5-5-8
Type: 3 button, single breasted; Notched lapel; Double vent;
Pockets: Straight with flaps, regular breast pocket
Four sleeve Buttons

Measurements: 36.5 chest, 14.5 shoulder, 27 length

161 Jim Jensen December 31, 2009 at 2:35 pm

I sure would look good in:

Tweed
#5-5-10
Brown

Light Blue Lining
Two Button Single Breasted Jacket
Hand Stitched Notched Lapel
Straight Jacket Pockets with Flaps
Regular Breast Pocket
Single Vent
Two Buttons on Sleave

Measurements:
Shoulder: 19″
Chest: 45.5″
Jacket Length: 29″

162 Guy December 31, 2009 at 5:32 pm

Shoulder – 22″
Chest – 48″
Jacket Length – 33″
Form Fit
Black Tweed #5-5-9
3 button single breast
Notched lapel
Double Vent
Slanted ticket pocket
Regular breast pocket
3 button sleeve
Matched lining
Gold script intials in jacket
Black suade leather elbow patches- because a man is meant to be active.

Thank you,

Guy

163 Todd Allen December 31, 2009 at 6:17 pm

Too darn snazzy!!

Fabric Type: Reda Super 100`s #5-6-32
Gray
Style: Two Button, Single Breasted Jacket
Regular Breast Pocket
Single Vent
Pockets Straight with flaps
Shoulder: 22″
Chest: 42″
Length: 32″

164 Ron Moore December 31, 2009 at 6:48 pm

Hello,

A unique jacket for this unique man would be:
Sports Jacket
Cotton
#5-4-12
Black

Three Button, Single Breasted Jacket
Hand Stitched, Peak Lapel
Single Vent
Slanted with Flaps
Regular Breast Pocket
Three Sleeve Buttons
A Matching Lining
No Inscription
Regular Fit
No Special Instructions

Measurements:
Shoulder: 18.5
Chest: 47.0
Length: 31.5

165 leo franchi December 31, 2009 at 8:02 pm

fabric type: tweed: #5-5-20

style: two button, single breasted.
hand stiched notched lapel
double vent
slanted with flaps pocket
regular breast pocket
three sleeve buttons
match interior lining
inscription: Leo Franchi
inscription stitching color: gold
overall fit: form fit

measurements:
Shoulder: 16.5
Chest: 34
Length: 32

166 Juha December 31, 2009 at 8:21 pm

Shoulder – 17.5″
Chest – 38″
Jacket Length – 31″
Form Fit
Black Tweed #5-5-9
3 button single breast
Notched lapel
Double Vent
Slanted ticket pocket
Regular breast pocket
4 button sleeve
Crimson lining
Purple script intials in jacket
Black suade leather elbow patches

167 Chris Trytten December 31, 2009 at 11:02 pm

Fabric: Tweed, #5-5-2, Blue
Two Button, Single Breasted Jacket
Notched Lapel
Single Vent
Slanted with Flaps
Regular Breast Pocket
Three Buttons
Matched Lining
Regular Fit
Shoulder: 21 in.
Chest: 46 in.
Length: 38 in.

168 Ninjadad January 1, 2010 at 1:04 am

Sports Jacket
Tweed
#5-5-22
Olive
Three Button, Single Breasted Jacket
shoulder 18.5
chest 39
lenght 27.5

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

169 Tom January 1, 2010 at 1:39 pm

3 button single breasted
hand stiched notched lapel
double vent
straight ticket pocket
regular vest pocket
3 button sleeve
blue interior
Inscription: my name in script
Tweed 5-5-6 taupe
Full Chest 42.25
Full Shoulder Width 20.5
Sleeve R 27.0 L 26.5
Front Jacket Length 30.25

170 K. Socia January 1, 2010 at 1:43 pm

Great sites (both this blog and A Tailored Suit)!

Here’s what I’d like my jacket to be:
Tweed, check, Gray ( 5-5-24)
3 button, single breast, sports jacket
Notched lapel, no stitch
Double vent
Slanted ticket pocket
Regular breast pocket
Three button sleeve
Matched fabric lining
Inscription: “Socia”, gold thread color, script
Special Instructions: I’d love to have leather elbow patches that would match the gray (black leather maybe?), if this can be done.

Regular fit
Chest: 46”
Shoulders: 20.5”
Sleeves: 27.5” (both sides)

171 Dan January 1, 2010 at 1:53 pm

Gray,
3 button
single breasted
double vent

no tape measure available, though in the unlikely event that I win, we will remedy that situation

172 nathan miller January 1, 2010 at 3:31 pm

Fabric: Gray Tweed #5-5-34

Jacket: Two Button, Single Breasted
Lapel: Hand Stitched Notched
Back Vents: Double
Pockets: Slanted with Ticket Pocket
Breast Pocket: Regular
Sleeve Buttons: Three
Interior Lining: Blue
Jacket Inscription: Nathan Russel Miller in White Block
Special Instructions: Patches on Shoulders and Elbows

Shoulder: 18″
Chest: 38″
Length: 30.5″

173 Kirk January 1, 2010 at 3:34 pm

Sports Jacket
Tweed
#5-5-22
Olive
Three Button Single Breast
Notched Lapel Stitched
Double vent
Slanted pockets with flaps
Regular Breast Pocket
3 Button Sleeve
Matching Fabric Inside
My Name in in blue script
Two interior pockets (left and right) suitable for a cigar or pipe, a pen, electronic devices, check book, wallet, or tickets

Regular Fit
16.5 Neck
40 Chest
20 Full Shoulder
Right and Left sleeve 25.5
13.5 Biceps
7 Wrist
36 Stomach
29.25 front length
20 Front chest
17 Back width
7 both left and right half shoulder
59.5 Full back
21.5 Half back
30.5 Right and left full sleeve
Normal shoulder slope
muscular build
Normal stomach

You have a great site for suits and for learning about attire.
Thank you.

174 Pylon January 1, 2010 at 4:15 pm

Love the sports jacket. Does wonders for the wardrobe and the look. My wants are simple, and listed below. (I’m iffy on the measurements, though, and would take the time to have them redone before getting the jacket made…you know…if someone were going to get me a gift…)

Sports Jacket
VBC Super 130`s
#5-16-101
Gray

1. Jacket Type: Two Button, Single Breasted Jacket
2. Lapel Type: Notched Lapel
3. Back Vents: Double Vent
4. Jacket Pockets: Straight Ticket Pocket
5. Breast Pocket: Regular Breast Pocket
6. Sleeve Buttons: Two Buttons
7. Jacket Interior Lining: Crimson
8. Jacket Inscription: DTL
9. Inscription Stitching Color: Grey
10. Inscription Font Style: Script
11. Overall Fit of Garment: Loose Fit
12. Special Instructions: None

Shoulder: 20
Chest: 51
Length: 33

175 Bradley Baker January 1, 2010 at 4:26 pm

Fabric: Lessona Super 120′s #5-12-62 Navy Blue
Two-button Single-breasted
Hand-stitched notched lapel
Double vent
Straight pockets with flaps
Regular breast pocket
Three sleeve buttons
Matching lining
Regular fit

Chest 42
other measurements TBD

176 David January 1, 2010 at 7:28 pm

I sure would appreciate this jacket! I haven’t been able to find a reasonably priced white DB jacket I like, and free is the most reasonable price of all!

Fabric: #5-4-14
Jacket Type: Two Fastener, four button, double breasted jacket
Lapel Type: Peak
Back Vents: Double
Jacket Pockets: Slanted with flaps
Breast Pocket: Regular
Sleeve Buttons: Four
Jacket Interior Lining: Crimson
Jacket Inscription: DJO
Inscription Stitching Color: Black
Inscription Font Style: Block
Overall Fit of Garment: Form Fit
Special Instructions: Two interior breast pockets, one for wallet/money clip, and another for a cigar and cutter.

Shoulder: 18″
Chest: 38″
Waist: 33″
Sleeves: 26″
Length: 33″

177 Fred Neal January 1, 2010 at 8:35 pm

I really like these sports jackets and as i wear one almost every day i really appreciate the opportunity for the chance to register to win one . Fabric-5-12-64
two button single breasted notched lapel
no vent
Breast pocket regular
three button sleeve
jacket lining Tan
inscription FLN in light green
font style
Inscription style Script
Lose fit
Two interior breast pockets
22.5 inches-Shoulder
Chest-54.5″
waist-43″
sleeve(right)24.75 (left)24.5
length-33.5

178 R.F. January 1, 2010 at 9:55 pm

Fabric 5-5-32
Two-button, notch lapel, slanted pockets with a ticket pocket, double vents, regular chest pocket, four cuff buttons, crimson lining, regular fit. I don’t have someone to take my measurements at this time.

179 Jack W January 2, 2010 at 2:50 am

Fabric: Wool Blend (# 5-1-21) Gray

One button, single breasted jacket;
Hand stitched, Notched Lapel;
Single vent;
Slanted pockets with flaps;
Regular breast pocket;
Three sleeve buttons;
Match interior lining with jackets fabric;
Jacket inscription (above interior pocket): JPW (Black stitching, script style);

Shoulder measurement: 19.5″
Chest: 42″
Length: 32.25″

I think this would make a suitably stylish jacket.

Keep up the great work with the site.

Jack W

180 Bill LaLonde January 2, 2010 at 6:41 am

Taupe herringbone tweed #5-5-6
2 button, single breasted, notch lapels, double vents, slanted pockets with ticket pocket, regular breast pocket, three sleeve buttons, match lining with jacket, regular fit
Neck: 16.5″
Chest 42″
Jacket Length: 29″

181 Roman January 2, 2010 at 7:03 am

My favourite jacket would be:

1) VBC Super 130′s in Gray #5-16-2
2) * Two Button, Single Breasted Jacket
* Hand Stitched Notched Lapel
* Double Vent
* Slanted Ticket Pocket
* Regular Breast Pocket
* Four Sleeve Buttons
* Crimson Lining
* Inscription: Roman F. Kaiser
* Inscription Stitching Color: White
* Inscription Font Style: Script
* Regular Fit
* The sleeves should have a length of 27.5”
3) * Shoulder: 19,5”
* Chest: 41,5”
* Jacket Length: 33”

Cheers and a happy new year to everyone!

182 Joe January 2, 2010 at 8:04 am

#5-5-31

2 button, single breasted
notched lapel
no vents
slanted with ticket pocket
regular breast pocket
three sleeve buttons
matched lining
regular fit

shoulder: 14.5 in
chest: 38 in
length: 26 in

183 Ethan Hunt January 2, 2010 at 9:31 am

Fabric: Lessona Super 120 #5-12-37 Taupe

Style: Two button single breasted;
hand stitched notched lapel;
single vent;
slanted pockets with flaps, ticket pocket;
regular breast pocket;
3 sleeve buttons;
match interior lining.
Inscription: “Shiny” in dark green script
Regular fit

Chest: 38″
Shoulder: 19.75″
Front Jacket Length: 33″

Even just figuring all this out was fun. Awesome.

184 Ted Canfield January 2, 2010 at 9:58 am

Never been much of a style maven, but for the New Year I’m willing to give it a go. Thanks for the opportunity to enter. Great web site btw.

Fabric: #5-12-50
Jacket Type: Two Button Single Breasted
Lapel Type: Notched
Back Vents: Double
Jacket Pockets: Patch pocket
Breast Pocket: Patch breast
Sleeve Buttons: Two
Jacket Interior Lining: Match
Jacket Inscription: TC
Inscription Stitching Color: Black
Inscription Font Style: Block
Overall Fit of Garment: Form Fit
Special Instructions: One interior breast pockets, one for wallet/money clip.

Shoulder: 18″
Chest: 38″
Waist: 36.5″
Sleeves: 25″
Length: 28″

185 Michael January 2, 2010 at 1:52 pm

Fabric: #5-5-23
Jacket Type: Two Button Single Breasted
Lapel Type: Notched
Back Vents: Single
Jacket Pockets: Straight w/ flap
Breast Pocket: Regular
Sleeve Buttons: Three
Jacket Interior Lining: Match
Chest: 44.5″
Shoulder: 20″
Length: 31″

186 Mike MacKendrick January 2, 2010 at 2:18 pm

I had to do the measurements myself, so hopefully I’ll get more accurate numbers before the jacket is made if I win.

42″ chest
19″ shoulders
33.5″ length

Fabric # 5-16-71
3-button single breasted jacket, regular fit
Hand stitched peak lapel
Double vent
Slanted ticket pocket
Regular breast pocket
3 sleeve buttons
Red interior lining
2 interior pockets, 1 each side
Last name stitched inside

That’s all I can think of for now.

187 Isaac January 2, 2010 at 4:04 pm

My specifications:

Fabric: #5-12-48
Jacket: Two Button Single Breasted
Lapel: Notched
Back Vents: Double
Jacket Pockets: Slanted with flaps
Breast Pocket: Regular
Sleeve Buttons: Three
Jacket Inscription: Memento Gilgamesh
Inscription Stitching Color: White
Inscription Font Style: Block
Overall Fit of Garment: Regular

Measurements (all in inches)

Neck: 15.25
Shoulder: 18.25
Chest: 37
Sleeves: 25.25
Length: 30

Keep the gob job!

188 Chris G. January 2, 2010 at 4:37 pm

Fabric: #5-13-19
Two-button, Single breasted
Hand-stitched Notched Lapel
Single Vent
Slanted Pockets with ticket pocket
Regular breast pocket
3 sleeve buttons, functioning button
Crimson lining

Inscription in red script: Gecosala
Regular Fit
Normal Stance, Normal Shoulder Slope, Regular chest and waist
Fully-functioning lapel, 3 interior pockets (1 interior chest pocket)

Chest: 41.5″
Length: 30″
Shoulder: 19″
Sleeve: 24.25″
Bicep: 14.5″

189 Zak M January 2, 2010 at 7:47 pm

Lessona Super 120′s, gray #5-12-1
Two button, single breasted
Notched lapel
Double Vent
Slanted pockets with flaps
Regular breast pocket
3 sleeve buttons
Blue lining
Regular fit
Full Chest-38 Full Shoulder Width-18 Sleves-27.25 Full Sleve-33.5 Length-32
Normal all.

190 Big Steve January 2, 2010 at 10:15 pm

Okay, here we go!

Fabric: #5-5-5 Tan herringbone tweed

Two-button, single breasted

Notched lapels, hand stitched

Double vented

Slanted pockets w/ticket pocket

Regular breast pocket

Four sleeve buttons

Milk Chocolate interior lining

Inscription: Mr. Steven D. Kintop

Inscription in gold thread, script font

Regular Fit

Jacket size is 48 X-Long

Required measurements unavailable, but will be provided upon my selection :)

This is a fantastic giveaway; thanks to AoM and A Tailored Suit for putting this together!

I hope I win; 12 years in the military has left me with few options for nice civilian dress attire…I could use a new sports jacket!

Regards,

Steve

191 Joe January 3, 2010 at 12:48 am

1) Sports Jacket
Lessona Super 120`s
#5-12-60
Gray

2)Three Button, Single Breasted Jacket; Notched Lapel; Single Vent; Straight with Flaps; Regular Breast Pocket; Three Buttons; Blue Interior Lining; Regular Fit

3) Neck:
Chest: 41
Shoulder: 19
Right Sleeve: 25.5
Left Sleeve: 25.5
Bicep: 12.5
Wrist: 6
Stomach: 36
Hips/Seat: 42
Front Jacket Length: 31
Front Chest Width: 21.5
Back Chest Width: 20.5
Others available if needed. Thanks for the chance!

192 Jeremy January 3, 2010 at 1:43 am

Great contest. Thanks!

Tweed #5-5-10 Brown
Two Button Single Breasted
Notched lapel
Double Vented
Slanted with flaps
Regular Breast Pocket
Two sleeve buttons
Matched lining
Inscription: Jeremy R. Klein
Regular Fit
Elbow Patches

Shoulder: 19.5 inches
Chest: 39.75 inches
Waist: 35 inches
Sleeve: 26 inches
Length: 31.25 inches

193 Dominic January 3, 2010 at 2:10 am

1) Fabric Blue #5-4-10

2 ) 2 Buttons, Single Breasted, Notched Lapel, no Vent, Straight Ticket Pocket, Regular Breast Pocket, Two Buttons, Matched Lining, No Inscription, Regular Fit

3) Your shoulder 20, chest 35.5, and jacket length 31.5

194 Vincent January 3, 2010 at 5:04 am

Great article! I just bought a casual/trendy sports jacket and totally love it! Would be great to win one that’s a different style! Here’s my pick:

Fabric ID# 5-16-71 (Navy Blue VBC Super 130`s)
Two Button, Single Breasted Jacket
Notched Lapel
Double Vent
Slanted Ticket Pocket
Regular Breast Pocket
Two Sleeve Buttons
Crimson Interior Lining (too bad there’s no gold!)

I’m on a vacation right now so I can’t get my measurements, but I normally buy 42R suits. If I win, I’ll fly home right away and dig out my tape measure! : D

Happy New Year to all!

195 Matt M January 3, 2010 at 8:43 am

Tweed 5-5-20
Two button, single breasted jacket
Notched lapel
Single Vent
Straight pockets with flaps
Regular breast pocket
Two sleeve buttons
Match lining
Chest 46″
Jacket length 28 1/2″
Shoulder 23″
Fabrics and styles look great. I can use a new sports jacket so I hope I win.

196 Nathan January 3, 2010 at 9:35 am

Gray Sharkskin – 5-12-60 (Lessona Super 120′s)
2 Button, single-breasted
Notched lapel
Single Vent
Slanted with flaps
Regular Breast Pocket
3 Button Sleeve
Light Gray lining
Regular Fit
Inscription: Nathan E. Michael (purple script)
Full chest: 44″
Full Shoulder: 21.5″
Right and Left Sleeve: 28″
Bicep: 15″
Stomach: 41″
Front Jacket Length: 35.5″
Front Chest Width: 19.5″
Right and Left Full sleeve: 35″

197 Jason January 3, 2010 at 10:43 am

My ideal sport jacket would be:

VBC Super 130`s
#5-16-6
Black

Jacket Type- Two Button, Single Breasted
Notched Lapel
Single Vent
Slanted with Flaps Jacket Pocket
Regular Breast Pocket
Three Buttons on the Sleeve
Light Grey Interior Lining
No Inscription
Form Fit
No Special Instructions:

Neck: 16
Chest: 43.5
Full Shoulder Width: 18
Right & Left Sleeves: 25
Biceps: 15
Wrist: 7
Stomach: 38
Hips/Seat: 44
Length: 28

Thank you so much! Great article!

198 Erik January 3, 2010 at 1:16 pm

Loved the article. My ideal would be the following:

1.Tweed #5-5-21, Brown

2. 3 Button, slanted without ticket, hand stiched notched lapel, double vent, regular breast pocket, 3 button sleave, matched lining. Regular fit.

3. shoulder: 28.5″, length 33″, chest 46″

199 Zach H January 3, 2010 at 2:15 pm

My Choice:
1.Tan Wool Blend #5-2-27
2.Double Button Single Breasted
Straight Jacket Pockets with Flaps (not patched and no ticket)
Regular Breast Pocket
Hand-Stitched Notched Lapel
No Vent
Two Sleeve Buttons
Crimson Interior Lining
Regular Fit
3. Shoulder- 18 in
Chest- 44 in
Jacket- 34 in

200 Kevin M January 3, 2010 at 2:17 pm

Lessona Super 120′s
#5-12-50
Brown

Jacket Type- Two Button, Single Breasted
Hand Stitched Notched Lapel
DoubleVent
Straight with Flaps Jacket Pocket
Regular Breast Pocket
Three Buttons on the Sleeve
Brown Interior Lining
No Inscription
Regular Fit
No Special Instructions:

Chest: 39.5
Full Shoulder Width: 17
Length: 30.5

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