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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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IvySun Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
oddly these remind me of Mako and Bolin from Avatar: the legend of korra. 
Marcusstratus Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Oh yes, that show is good apparel inspiration
IvySun Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i would love to see a Korra outfit in your style. 
Puppetcancer Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Hobbyist
"I think mostly that the baggy pants interfere with driving a clutch."


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.
Marcusstratus Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
LOL Yup :D That pretty much sums it up lol
thisismylastpigeon Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
Great work! :D
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.
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!!
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)
DukeWeerd Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Professional Digital Artist

Shawn style approved

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