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The Stinchcomb

Added Sep 29, 2008

By burdastyle

New York, New Yo...






Every man needs at least one beautiful jacket in his wardrobe, and we finally have the pattern for you! This classic, elegant cut is ready for fall nights and holiday events. Of course, making your own suit jacket is a chance to personalize: perhaps try playing with a fun lining on the inside. We can’t wait to see what you do.

Material Notes

Wool suiting, silk lining, buttons, interfacing, shoulder pads, we also used horsehair in the lapels and collar.



Related Techniques


Garment Type
Business, Classic, Evening Wear
Silk, Suiting, Wool


Photographers Assistant
Hair and Make-up

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    Sep 19, 2014, 01.51 PMby emilm

    Modern jacket looks great, good job :)

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    Mar 18, 2014, 06.31 AMby ginaminton

    Great! Now I can start working on it.

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    Sep 25, 2010, 03.01 AMby thecuriouskiwi

    Don’t follow the welt pocket instructions in this patterns instructions…follow the link under Related Techniques for Making a Welt Pocket with a Flap, I did and just made the most amamzingly easy welt pocket and it was my first, everyone seems so scared of them but they are easy following these instructions! Thanks a bunch BurdaStyle xx

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    Aug 6, 2010, 11.33 PMby Liam Kelly

    in the process of making it now!! whahooooo!

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    Jan 6, 2010, 09.48 PMby esmillie

    I like the look of this. I’m wondering though what makes it a specifically fall pattern / jacket though? Does that have to do with just fabric choice or cut as well? Would linen instead of wool make it more of a spring jacket? And maybe suit the unstructured design, too?

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    Oct 19, 2009, 10.34 PMby nelsonwade

    A classic notch lapel jacket. Great look! Unique color or pattern lining can really personalize the jacket. Live Well! Dress Well!

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    Oct 14, 2009, 03.19 PMby kt3

    Wish I could make this…..it’s really sharp

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    Oct 14, 2009, 03.19 PMby kt3

    Wish I could make this…..it’s really sharp

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    Jul 20, 2009, 08.52 PMby olsonha

    Does it have chest pieces or shoulder padding?

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    Jun 28, 2009, 04.10 AMby joshua-haligowski

    Good design. it is the way all clothing should be.

    nice work. =]

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    Mar 31, 2009, 12.05 AMby hannnc

    Yay, i love it! When i’m more experienced i will definitely make this for my boyfriend :)

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    Mar 2, 2009, 10.45 PMby katrena

    i like this jacket. i guess since i dont have a man of my own i guess i will make this for myself. boy is he missing out.

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    Oct 19, 2008, 01.56 PMby skporto

    love this pattern and can’t wait to get back to normal around here and make this for my hubby. Thanks so very much for this patter and it’s FREE

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    Oct 14, 2008, 03.00 AMby loren-rat

    Love love love love love love… Crosses fingers for luck… Gonna try it

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    Oct 5, 2008, 10.37 PMby moti133

    I surprise to see this pattern!! I decided to sew a corduroy jachet for my hasband, and decided to use ladies jachet and change it for men. thank u very very much dear burdastyle team. I will start it soon.

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    Oct 3, 2008, 10.51 AMby vivaverv

    Ok, the model is a hit. How gorgeous.

    This is a cute jacket, too. Great way to get my boyfriend to go a little better than t-shirts and jeans. If I make it, he’s gotta wear it! ;)

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    Oct 1, 2008, 10.54 PMby chinitay

    THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH FOR THIS!!! I can’t tell you the immense gratitude for this men’s pattern!!! I actually suggested to have a men’s jacket pattern in the forums for a pattern request like around 2 months ago. So this is really Awesome!!! I love ya Burdastyle =D!!!!

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    Sep 30, 2008, 09.19 PMby nehmah

    Hello Rocketboy. This style is what used to be referred to as an unstructured or relaxed jacket. There is a world of difference between a man’s tailor and a woman’s tailor. The main difference is/was due to the incredible amount of hand work that went into creating the shell of the jacket front. Why? Because men do not have breast tissue to speak of (all body sculpters may now rant!)The shell is hand sewn to the inside front of a coat to give definition to the upper chest area. 1/8" fine twill tape is sewn into the roll line so the lapel will fall nicely back. The undercollar is handsewn to the upper. The lining was sewn in by hand with sleeve linings sewn to the rest of the lining and sleeve to facilitate replacement. The sleeve head is larger and longer; the shoulder pads are usually thicker and larger. That little “vee” where the lapel and collar come together should be hand sewn if it is to lay properly. I was lucky enough to learn from two women who had apprenticed to master tailors. I used these rules, except the shell bits whenever I made a suitcoat for a woman. I hope you don’t mind the sewing vs tailoring lesson ;) Nehmah

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    Sep 30, 2008, 05.24 PMby qapla47

    I think it also has to do with the boys frame, and the fabric. The fabric has a light feel to it, to me it seems more spring/summer than fall/winter. But if it were done in a heavier, darker fabric, I think that would make quite a difference. It’s just such a pain to photograph dark fabric and get any good detail out of it…

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    Sep 30, 2008, 03.28 PMby colorqueen

    Rocketboy, you are perceptive. The tailoring in this jacket is very unstructured which I always feel looks more feminine to me. I have made quite a few men’s suits and the key is to build up the front chest area well with interfacing, horsehair if you can or something stiff anyway, and then padding- shoulder pads AND shoulderpad housing which reaches way down around chest area. THAT is what makes the difference. I tend to like more tailored jackets for men- this one looks a bit on the boxy side to me.

    My question is- what kind of cut is this? It looks like the Burda patterns that are made for the taller men, so it is quite long. My husband has to wear European cut jackets and suits or he looks like a little kid wearing Daddy’s suit.

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    Sep 30, 2008, 03.13 PMby cldemars

    Oh my!!! There’s a Jacket here? Actually, I could use the pattern. Hmmm… nice eyes.

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    Sep 30, 2008, 03.05 PMby annawilliamson

    I’ve been sewing for years, but have never attempted men’s clothing. But this jacket looks so fantastic and since it’s free I’ve decided to make it my first foray into menswear. Thanks so much!

    If it works out I’ll have an awesome Christmas present for my dad :)

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    Sep 30, 2008, 02.40 PMby mitchmangles

    He is a bit yummy, Oh whoops – s’posed to be looking at the jacket…nice jacket, nice boy in the jacket!!! LOL

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    Sep 30, 2008, 02.36 PMby northernsuze

    Thanks for making my Monday super special – I have no one to make the Jacket for right now – but I had to take a peak after the email teaser — he is a cute boy!!! lol


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    Sep 30, 2008, 02.23 PMby zoobie

    I agree with rocketboy in that the jacket has a “soft” sort of look to it. Or a bit casual to me. I think it has to do with the front of the jacket. For me, I like a 3 or 4 button closure with the front flaps crossing high at the chest…more mod I guess. The jacket still looks great as is. I’m gonna give it a go for the gentleman in my life who’s been begging me for a simple suit jacket. We’ll see how it goes! Thanks BurdaStyle!

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    Sep 30, 2008, 02.15 PMby brocadegoddess

    Dear Burda: Thank you thank you thank you for some chic menswear! I can’t wait to whip one of these up for my bf! (though that won’t be until next summer, boo-urns).

    Dear Rocketboy: I believe the difference between this jacket and a more classically structured one is similar to what you thought: the difference between dressmaking and tailoring. However, it’s not really in the cut so much as the construction. It would be quite easy to add a more ‘tailored’ structured look, but time consuming. Basically what it would involve is adding in a lot of interfacing and some light padding in certain areas. The front facing, or even the entire front should be interfaced with something medium-heavyweight and sew-in (NOT fusible) is one example. There would also be a fair bit of handsewing too.

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    Sep 30, 2008, 01.05 PMby pasnon

    whew!! what a cutie, nice work! & great jacket! :)

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    Sep 30, 2008, 08.48 AMby dianacirne

    Wow! Great jacket! is the must to do in mans fashion!! Now I can make blackmail to may boyfriend!! Great, great, great!! And the best, is free!!

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    Sep 30, 2008, 07.17 AMby benedikta

    Hi Ghainskom,

    We already have men’s pants: Check out the Jochen Pants !

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    Sep 30, 2008, 06.08 AMby mommytoava

    Love the modern cut. My hubby will soon be donning a swanky, grey velvet version for his fall/winter tour. He will be the finest looking man that has ever walked on stage. Mm hmm!

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