So what’s up? Me? Nothing. Just hanging out with this super-handsome dude.
Both these shirts were conceptualized by a client, and ordered and paid for about three weeks ago. The client was very specific about what he wanted: sleeveless with pseudo-distressed detail at hem, sleeve, and pocket, a contrasting inner yoke, and one shirt with traditional placket (the blue) – the other with a polo-style placket (the red).
I selected the fabrics – a Kaufman double-cloth for the blue, and a mid-to-heavy flannel for the red – and sent them for approval before ordering. For the inner yoke I selected very fine pima shirtings – they feel fabulous and I can’t wait to use them for my own children’s shirts. Below: the inner yoke (cut on bias) against the twill side of the double-cloth:
Some of the pseudo-distressed detail on the pocket front.
The inner workings of the blue shirt. I love the elements of color and the sturdiness of the garment. It will wear well, and long. At far right you see the bias-bound armscye edges. A technique I’m planning on using again:
At the top of the placket: a hidden 3/16″ snap for a formal-look when employed:
And now, the red flannel. My first-ever polo placket and it went very well (I used the Timmel “rugby neckline” article, which I’ve preserved with permission of the original author). Notice the plaid matching – the collar is symmetrical, and the placket is placed on a perfectly-centered front piece. Actually plaid matching is so very interesting to me because* there are many ways to match plaids and often some plaid-matching involves sacrificing other plaid-matching!
Inner yoke on the red shirt:
Some fray-detail on the front pockets. This detail will fray more upon washing. Wooden buttons – and of course, I included a spare:
Absolutely no serge-finished details – so the inside of the shirt looks as good as the outside. Below: the french-seam side seam:
And finally- the prototype for some business cards (I get asked often enough) as well as a new site design!
* I am a dork