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Genes/Jacks Hybrid by Marcusstratus Genes/Jacks Hybrid by Marcusstratus
I've been mulling this idea over for a long time now, and I'm still trying to decide how I like these. The last couple years I've stopped wearing SteepleJacks in favor of my Gene designs. I think mostly that the baggy pants interfere with driving a clutch. There are however, several things about Jacks that I do enjoy, so I've been trying to combine the best of both worlds. These have more structural components of Genes, like the back yoke, an articulated knee (I'm still trying to decide if that bit is necessary with the flexibility the cuffs add, but it looks great) crotch gusset, etc. It also has baggier pant legs (but not as baggy, a compromise), cuffs, and the bamboo fold pockets that Jacks have.

I'm also trying to think of what to name them... maybe Jaques? Though I'd take a Germanic word over French any day.

These ones I made as winter pants, so they're made of a heavy wool fabric with cotton twill for the contrast fabric.
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:icontheriona:
Theriona Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015
Ahhh the articulated knee is so fantastic! It gives such character to the silhouette of this hybrid design.
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Marcusstratus Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Indeed! adds a little bit of funkyness to it :)
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IvySun Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
oddly these remind me of Mako and Bolin from Avatar: the legend of korra. 
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Marcusstratus Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Oh yes, that show is good apparel inspiration
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IvySun Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i would love to see a Korra outfit in your style. 
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Puppetcancer Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Hobbyist
"I think mostly that the baggy pants interfere with driving a clutch."

LOL

Now I'm getting this anachronistically mental image of hundreds of thousands of Japanese men swearing off a few centuries' worth of traditional clothing all because somebody introduced the Model T to the Orient.
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Marcusstratus Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
LOL Yup :D That pretty much sums it up lol
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thisismylastpigeon Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
Great work! :D
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Nathan1266 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Professional Filmographer
They are like Ninja pants from the future. Now if I could only get those in a black, and a slightly darker black.
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CA-WOLF Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Gonna become a blacksmith apprentice within a month and I would really like a stylish steampunk blacksmith outfit that can take a beating and become even better looking over time...

Any ideas on what to get?



Love your work btw!!
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Marcusstratus Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
I recommend looking into a leather apron. Not one of those yellow ones like what welders wear, but a top grain (smooth on the outside) brown apron. It would probably be stiff at first, but after using it for a time a nice leather apron would get a good patina. Also, look into wool clothing. Wool is fire retardant (not the same as fire proof) and will insulate you from the intense heat of a forge. Good for gloves, shirts, pants, etc. It's just a matter of getting a balance between fire safety and comfort (since wool will also insulate the heat from your body)
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DukeWeerd Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Professional Digital Artist

Shawn style approved


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MrHuxley Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
These are just amazing, easily my favorite garment I've seen of yours. Great, great work!
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Bindwell Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014
These are very, very cool. Is the overall design inspired by Japanese work pants? 
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Marcusstratus Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
That's correct, it's an evolution of marcusstratus.deviantart.com/a… which was inspired by www.tobi.jp/products.html
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CraftedSteampunk Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
These are absolutely amazing! 
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Marcusstratus Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Aye, thank you! :D a little more fine tuning and they'll be stellar
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DukeWeerd Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Love the evolution of the design. them's nice landscaping pants
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Marcusstratus Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Aye, comfy too
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Nymla Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yay new deviations from yoou! :D They are looking great. I am a dummy! 
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Marcusstratus Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
:D Thank you! :ahoy:
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Nymla Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hope you will be submitting more awesomeness ;)
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Marcusstratus Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Aye. As it comes, as it comes.
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gryphonsshadow Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
those belt loops are really nice. I hope you don't mind if I barrow that design for a pair of pants. they would work really well with the style I trying.

anyway these pants look really nice, they look a lot neater than your steeplejacks since the cuff is up higher. the knee part looks great visually. have you ever look at plus fours pants? en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plus_fou… your pants remind me of plus fours or maybe plus eights.
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Marcusstratus Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hey yeah! Thanks for mentioning it. I'm familiar with the style but forgot the name. :ahoy:
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gryphonsshadow Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
there really comfortable to wear I've made about 4 pairs of them.
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DancingDragon Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Oooooh, I like there VERY much! Well done, Marcus!
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Marcusstratus Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Cheers! :D
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Ecfor Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love everything about this and I'd love to have a pair of those myself :D Great work.
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Marcusstratus Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
:ahoy: Thank you! :D
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BurningIvy Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love the way you did the belt loop thingies and the knees (and the buttons and pockets). I would wear these - they're really cool.
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Marcusstratus Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
haha thank you! Still a work in progress as far as the design goes, but they work well in the meantime :D
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alef76304101 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
WOW,I wish i had it ...but i wouldn't be able to use it anyway ...Brazil is really hot
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Marcusstratus Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Aye, that's what cotton or linen fabric is for :D
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Terra1ord Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
They look awesome, and the pockets must be huge.
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Marcusstratus Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
I didn't want to go too overboard with the pockets on these. Still, they  go half way to the knee
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OranButtons Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
@.@ ... I would wear those everyday...
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Backlash91 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
i love your creations
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Blackismycolor Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
I love them! awesome job.
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CuSmith Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
Fantastic all around. Great style compromise, great silhouette, great colors and great execution! You really are an undiscovered talent IMHO.
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Marcusstratus Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you CuSmith!
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Aeon--Soul Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Professional General Artist
Awesome pants!
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SatansBabe Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
These look so comfy!~
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Marcusstratus Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Aye, quite comfy indeed. I've been thinking of sewing another layer of wool to the outside of them to buff them up a bit more :D
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ColdCity Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
did you design this pants yourslef?  Where else can you buy pantsl iket his?
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Marcusstratus Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yes indeed. Right now the ones pictures are the only pair I've made so far. You can find similar items from www.lastwear.com/
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Artoveli Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oo, I love this design!
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Marcusstratus Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
:) Thank you! 
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mrphillup Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What would it cost to get a set of these made.
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Marcusstratus Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Haven't quite decided yet, I think it will be $300-400 though
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