Monday, September 03, 2007

Bel y Cia update: Teba jacket

I normally avoid posting photos of jackets on hangers mainly because they often look rather lifeless or less than flattering. Nonetheless, below is a picture of my MTM Teba jacket from Bel y Cia. It has four buttons and displays an impressive amount of lapel roll (to second button). Keep in mind the Teba's practical and hunting heritage - hence the four buttons. There are also two collar buttons underneath the lapel that can be fastened. The jacket features a patch breast pocket, two patch pockets and one interior chest pocket. The color I chose was an olive-gray, which is swatch #24 (see photos of the two swatch books in my earlier entry on Bel y Cia).

Bel y Cia Teba jacket

Bel y Cia Teba jacket (flickr)

In terms of construction, it is entirely unpadded and unlined except for a small area on each side of the upper chest. The shoulder is constructed like a shirt shoulder rather than a normal jacket shoulder. Buttonholes are handmade and straight seams appear to be machine-sewn. Since the jacket is MTM, I should also note that the armhole is larger than on my bespoke jackets.

Overall, I am very pleased with the jacket and will probably think about ordering a linen version for the summer. This I can order over the phone or email since I have no adjustments to make on the jacket. For anyone traveling to Barcelona to place an order, I recommend getting measured twice and being quite specific about waist suppression and sleeve length. I did both and these contributed to the end product. And don't forget to pick up the two swatch books for future orders.

Note: Spelling correction made from Tiba jacket to Teba jacket. Updated photo 12/8/08

Additional links
- London Lounge thread on the Teba jacket


El Aristócrata said...

Nice teba. As you know it is quite popular in my country.
Nice blog, congratulations.
I also write about classical men clothes in my page (but in Spanish)
Probably you like it

sleevehead said...

Thank you very much, El Aristocrata. I have visited your blog and it too looks very informative. I believe Spain has a very underappreciated tailoring tradition.

El Aristócrata said...

Hi again. Thanks for your comment in my blog.
To be frank in Spain there are no more than 5 or 6 very reputable tailors. I believe there are as good as any Savile Row tailors but there are very few.
Thanks again and congratulations for your page.

Mondrian said...
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Mondrian said...

Are tebas only available bespoke?