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user-inactivated  ·  1493 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski Craft Fair v3.5 - March 13, 2020


I don't know what I'm gonna do yet, but I'm a bit of two minds. On the one hand, I can go the traditional band/slogan/blue collar patch route, which might fit the jacket pretty well, but not fit my personality.

The other thing I was thinking, the wind cuts through this. I could attempt to open up the lining, insert cotton batting, and sew it back up. If I go that route though, I'll probably need to literally quilt the jacket to hold the batting in place. If I go that route, I could add patterned fabric to it and make a pseudo patchwork jacket. The problem with that is, especially with the pockets, that doesn't fit the cut/personality of the jacket.

That said, I know there are options out there and this is the first time I'm trying to look at this thing without hating it and hoping to save it, so I should take my time and plan something out.

You got any inspiration?

kleinbl00  ·  1493 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Would it be accurate to describe it as a cargo jacket?

I'd be tempted to go cosplay on it

user-inactivated  ·  1493 days ago  ·  link  ·  

It totally is! How did I not know cargo jackets were a thing?

kleinbl00  ·  1493 days ago  ·  link  ·  

It's faux military surplus is why. The real stuff is generally better built and more meticulously crafted; Hugo Boss designed the uniforms for the Waffen SS.

That jacket you have is kind of a derivative of a derivative of the Bundeswehr jacket and M65 jacket of the Cold War. The actual army surplus stuff is subject to weapons-grade otaku fetishism at this point; a Buzz Ricksons jacket is damn near a character in William Gibson's Pattern Recognition.

user-inactivated  ·  1493 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Interesting. I can see now why my friend would have mistaken it for workwear, not cause of the material, but the style. Honestly, I never would have guessed this was a military style. Usually, when I think military jacket, I think of something either along the lines of a marine's dress blues or like the jackets they wore in the Korean war.

I uh, hope you don't take this the wrong way. Now I wanna alter it. Maybe take off the pockets and take it in at the waist a bit. The military look, isn't for me, philosophically speaking.

kleinbl00  ·  1493 days ago  ·  link  ·  

LOL ain't my jacket yo

At this point the whole Bundeswehr jacket thing has been so completely taken over and rewritten by hipsters it's almost pointless to discuss origins.