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Urban Gentry

Added Aug 10, 2010

by Passiona Cottee

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This dashing gent chose the fabric combination himself.

The surprise toile of the Andrew for the man in my life was well received. The next step – complete freedom to chose your own fabric, Mister!

What a delightful result. Comfortable and warm. And, it is interesting what the fabric choices reveal about his personality. He is born and bred in the city, but there is a distinct country influence, here. So, I played it up with the toile fabric Handsome label.

Material Notes

wool tweed (with a little give); wool ribbing (with a hint of nylon in the blend); leather (look?) buttons




Garment Type
Casual, Classic, Preppy



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    Nov 7, 2010, 08.22 AMby Deborah Zimmerman

    You lined up the pattern perfectly! I, too, want to make this one for my man, but I think I’ll call mine the “Big Daddy”. ;)

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    Aug 13, 2010, 12.20 AMby nessys

    Very handsome Sweets!!! I agree with everyone – very “English Gentleman at Leisure”!!! He should take up trout fishing and then take you out for a lovely stroll on the moors! Lovely job – the buttons and the wool are such a classic combination and I must say I am impressed by his style re the choosing of the fabric. Nice matching of the lines and it’s good to see that new machine of yours is getting a workout for the lovely lable.

    PS I am really rather taken by the fluffy chap watching on while reclining on the sofa . . ;) xxxxxx

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    Aug 10, 2010, 05.14 PMby mad4fabric

    PS you did a fabulous job of it, and the fabric choice is spot on! oh, and i love that tag too! :))

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    Aug 10, 2010, 05.13 PMby mad4fabric

    ooh i really love this! my hubbie will too … def going to make it for him. thanks, didn’t know this pattern existed – will try it now :)

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    Aug 10, 2010, 04.52 PMby Ralf Schmitz

    as you can see in my profile, i love this kind of cloths for the upcoming winter season! tweed, wool and all kind of “british-gentlemen-chick” is just what i will go for and i adore the cardigan you made! (the little tag is fab too!)

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    Aug 10, 2010, 02.40 PMby elguanche

    well, its not my style but the result and your work as absolutely well done!!!!! Also the fitting!

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    Aug 10, 2010, 02.24 PMby carolyn-s

    Nice jacket, love the oversize buttons, and your “handsome” label is adorable!!

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    Aug 10, 2010, 11.43 AMby magdamagda

    really cool fabric choice and the oversized buttons add an extra pinch of charm to the design! it looks like the right thing on the right man!

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    Aug 10, 2010, 11.24 AMby frankiesoup

    I really like this sweater – it looks like it should be worn with beige trousers, some wellie boots and a flat cap though!

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      Aug 10, 2010, 11.28 AMby Passiona Cottee

      hehehe.. thanks lovey! I’ll pass on your advice on the co-ordinates. It’s funny you say that, he also mentioned he feels like he should buy himself a pipe for this get up now, too!

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