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So, hi! Hello!

I've been looking for a spring coat/jacket and I came across this on Amazon. I love the colour, and I love the look. Very utility, kind of military with the epaulets.

But I've seen it under half a dozen different brand names with the same picture, and on Wal-Mart, and many other fast-fashion shops, so I assume it's going to end up being made of crafting felt or something.

My first thought was figuring out how to dye an army surplus jacket, but I doubt I'd get the colour I want. I've tried looking elsewhere, but I'm not even sure exactly what I'm looking for, here, but whatever it is I'd love for it to fit well, and to be made of a strong material that will last.

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[–] 8 points 3 months ago

You could try to find someone to taylor something like this for you. It will be pricey but you'll have the most control about fit and material.

[–] hazeebabee 5 points 3 months ago* (last edited 3 months ago) (1 children)

I reccomend etsy. You have to watch out for drop shippers, but by being concious you can normally find high quality hand made clothing.

Signs it's a real person making what youre buying:

  • Custom fit options (can send your measurements)
  • Similar materials used in the different designs
  • Photos use mannequins or the same model or have the same background
  • The designs cannot be purchased elsewhere
  • The blurb gives real information about a real person & their story

Also: once you've found a clothing maker you like, you can often buy directly from them, bypassing etsy taking a cut of the profits.

Heres one I found:

In general tho, there are some really unique and cool clothing makers on etsy and I've gotten some of my favorite things from creators who sell using that platform.

Good luck finding the jacket of your dreams :)

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[–] 3 points 2 months ago

Oooooh, that Etsy link does actually look perfect. Thank you! I'll keep digging.

[–] 3 points 3 months ago

Pendelton is great stuff. They have a number of shirt/jackets that might work for you. Though none are solid colors

[–] 2 points 3 months ago

I wonder if dying a denim jacket would do...