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    Cool FREE TO GOOD HOME: black Canali 4-button blazer (US 44L, EU 54L) ideal for conversion

    As my first post, I wanted to offer something up to the community, free to whoever wants it:



    This is from Canali’s ‘Proposta’ line, made in Italy with full-canvas construction (most Proposta is half-canvas, but based on my ‘pinch test’ I think this is full).

    What makes this jacket's potential for kilt conversion unusually strong is its relatively high four-button closure, combined with relative length overall and a ventless back. You should be able to have this cut into a fairly high, swept front while still keeping at least a couple of buttons, if not three, and with no vents to sew up or work around, the back can be shaped into whatever sort of a tail you like.

    Basically, it seems like a perfect jacket to cut apart and remake. It’s just too darn small for me, and with a move coming up, I'm hoping it can go to someone who will make something of it.

    No buttons, but you’ll want to add your own appropriate ones anyway.

    The *only* issue is that one of the pocket-flaps has been snagged and re-sewn. This is obviously not an issue if you intend to sew the pockets shut with the flaps inside to create (in effect) jetted pockets.

    And because I’ve benefitted a fair bit from lurking this community, I’m offering it up for FREE, as in 'free beer': just cover the shipping (which I will keep to an absolute minimum) and it’s yours.

    Thanks to all for making this place such a great resource!


    Cheers--
    Duncan

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    Well met Duncan. Thank you for the generous offer. I'm sure one of the group will contact you soon.

    Members like you keep this forum the "Go to" place for all things kilted. The world needs more ambassadors of good will. Proud to have you with us.

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    Do you have a picture?
    OblSB, PhD, KOSG

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    Sure: I'm just headed to bed, but I'll get some for you tomorrow.

    Anything in particular you'd like to see?

    (P.S. Cheers, Tarheel: well met indeed.)

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    Pics as requested:

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    Quote Originally Posted by 'Thogail nam bo View Post
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    It looks good, and sorry that it has taken me so long to get back to you. For some reason my email doesn't always let me know that I have PMs or thread replies. If the blazer is still available then I would like to have it, but I'd have to get back to you some time next week as I am about to move.
    OblSB, PhD, KOSG

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