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Title: Corps Jacket
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MasqueradeCorps - March 5, 2007 12:54 AM (GMT)

If you would like one; let me know.

But to generate what type; let's get the ball rolling.


Any thoughts?

nespyland - March 5, 2007 01:23 AM (GMT)
I have three different corps jackets and my wife has one. They are all different styles. I meant to bring them to rehearsal this past weekend so everyone could have a look at the different kinds. I will bring them to the rehearsal in April if anyone would be interested in checking them out.

MasqueradeCorps - March 5, 2007 01:39 AM (GMT)
what type do YOU like chip?

nespyland - March 5, 2007 05:13 AM (GMT)
Out of my corps jackets, I would have to go with the kind we had at Carolina Crown. They were very lightweight, which means a lot in the south. We never really need winter coat type material, but it can be worn on Spring evenings without causing you to sweat. I'll post brand, materials and pics tomorrow.

basso profondo - March 5, 2007 05:42 AM (GMT)
I like the idea of a lighter jacket... gives you a little more chance to show that corps pride B)

As for colors... my instinctive response is black or grey, but I'm not wholly opposed to others.

nespyland - March 5, 2007 03:02 PM (GMT)
I cast my vote for a black jacket. If our corps colors are purple and gold, then have name and section on the left breast of the jacket in gold thread; then the large logo on the back of the jacket.

I'm actually going to change my mind. I liked the Crown jacket when we marched because it was SO lightweight, we could wear it during the summer tours. As I looked at all of these today, I'm thinking the CorpsVets jacket is the best all around jacket. It's denim, so it isn't incredibly heavy, but there was a snap in liner that could be purchased so that it can be worn year around. In any case, I'm posting pictures and stlyes of all jackets here. I hope they'll come across well enough through pictures.

Southwind Jacket
Made by: Auburn Sportswear (RN# 66727)
Material: Shell - 100% Nylon; Lining - 100% Polyester

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Frontier Jacket
Made by: Tri-Mountain (RN#88051)
Material: Shell - 100% Polyester; Body Lining - 65% poleyester, 35% Cotton; Sleve Lining - 100% Nylon

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Crown Jacket
Made by: Sportsmaster (RN#16894)
Material: 80% Dacron Polyester, 20% Combined Cotton

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CorpsVets Jacket
Made by: ID Wear (RN#42206)
Material: 100% Cotton

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MasqueradeCorps - March 5, 2007 04:01 PM (GMT)
I always liked those crown jackets also.

I would say I like the crown or corpsvets style in black; or one like my gold one in black, but WAY lighter weight.

I agree; section on left breast (name) and logo on back

sleeves and right side open for the many many patches: ;)

MasqueradeCorps - March 5, 2007 04:03 PM (GMT)
Buttons, zips, or snaps?

upon reviewing; zips are nice; but not always reliable; snaps are real good, but not always well placed.


nespyland - March 5, 2007 05:28 PM (GMT)
Snap or zipper

No.2 - March 5, 2007 07:30 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (nespyland @ Mar 5 2007, 12:28 PM)
Snap or zipper


No.2 - March 5, 2007 07:36 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (MasqueradeCorps @ Mar 5 2007, 11:01 AM)
I always liked those crown jackets also.

I would say I like the crown or corpsvets style in black;  or one like my gold one in black, but WAY lighter weight.

I agree;  section on left breast (name) and logo on back

sleeves and right side open for the many many patches:    ;)

I really like that corpsvets jacket...either black or...........hang on.............wait for with a dark purple sleeve?!? :huh: :blink: :unsure: <_<

The crown jacket would be my second choice. The rest would not be a choice for me.

section on left breast (name) and logo on back - is good

juanr23 - March 6, 2007 01:46 AM (GMT)
Ooh ooh yeah! I like the black with the purple sleeve idea! Snaps or zippers, either is fine. I also like the idea of the section and name on the front and the big logo on the back, but just the first name, no initials or last names. A lighter jacket would be nice, but if the two tone jacket is a little heavier it's worth it to me. I would rather have a nice looking jacket than one i could wear all the time.

These are my opinions, take em for what they're worth! lol

MasqueradeCorps - March 7, 2007 06:45 PM (GMT)

I have looked all over for that style jacket with ID Wear; I cannot find it; ugh

nespyland - March 7, 2007 07:19 PM (GMT)
Sadly the only color combinations currently available on that jacket style from ID Wear are:

Denim Blue Body / Khaki Sleeves
Black Body / Khaki Sleeves

More thoughts on jackets. On average, from most places I have dealt with, you will need to order right around 25 to get a bulk discount. So...can we get a consensus of how much we'd like the jackets to cost?

I've been looking around for a few days and it would be possible to get a letterman style jacket, with a wool body in black and synthetic leather sleeves in purple with gold stitch embroidery on the breast pocket and our logo done on the back of the jacket. The only downside to that? Those jackets cost a bit more. I'm still looking around for jackets to post here.

MasqueradeCorps - March 7, 2007 08:42 PM (GMT)
that was the closest I saw too.

We also have to think of the price of customizing;

It is worth it to me to have a corps jacket that i actually can wear; because it belongs to the organization i currently belong to.

nespyland - March 7, 2007 08:53 PM (GMT)
Here are a couple of more thoughts....

Would we want the jacket to be slightly different the first year, so that charter members will have a jacket specific to "us"? This could be something like a different color pattern if we go with the letterman style jacket (black with purple sleeves for charter members....then black with gold sleeves afterward maybe?)....or even something as subtle as different color thread. I'm waiting to hear back from a couple of people about jackets. I'll post 4 or 5 different styles here and we can vote on them if that's cool.

MasqueradeCorps - March 7, 2007 09:02 PM (GMT)
Well that is fine

but i was thinking (and this can be in addition to) of getting charter patches made for us to sew on the jackets (like we did at gold); just a thought

but either way or both; works

thanks for the work chip

nespyland - March 8, 2007 04:17 PM (GMT)
Okay...I'm looking at a few different jacket styles which I will post here soon. Right now let's talk about color and try to come to a consensus. I will post some choices here and move forward with the consensus that we reach...then we'll move on to jacket style.

Here are the choices (please let me know if any of you have defferent suggestions).

The corps colors are the same as Mardi Gras: green, gold and purple. So I'm just going to go with that.

Another thing to keep in matter what color or style we go with, the design will be as follows: Corps Logo on back of jacket. Name and Section on the left chest portion of the jacket.

Solid Jacket Color Choices

Black (with gold thread for name)
Green (with gold thread for name)
Gold (with Green or Black Thread for name)
Purple (with Gold Thread for name)

Dual Jacket Color Choices (gold thread for name on all)

Black Body with Green Sleeves
Black Body with Gold Sleeves
Black Body with Purple Sleeves

Everybody please either post here with your preference or PM me or email me through the board. Coming up soon...stlye choices. I am going to present a different couple of styles which will cover a pretty moderate price difference so we can pick what we want.

MasqueradeCorps - March 8, 2007 05:01 PM (GMT)
ILL go with the consensus

but if we go with black body and green sleeves we are liable to be confused with corpsvets.

I liked the black body with purple sleeves; but all one color works

yes; logo on back and name/section on left chest.

MasqueradeCorps - March 8, 2007 06:11 PM (GMT)
Ok on second thought

why don't we go with a black jacket; while it shall be hotter in Louisiana; it is a classic look, and easy to match with other things; for those of us that accessorize (you KNOW you do it; don't deny it).

So I think all black; perhaps a lighter jacket; so it could be worn year round; i have loved my button up jacket; but buttons, snaps or zips make no difference to me

I like the gold lettering on the left chest; but i previously had that; so maybe we wanna go with corps colors instead (green/purple)

OK; gang; let's give chip some CORPS input; keith is with me in new mexico (and our ladies lost; so they miss the NCAA tournament for the first time EVER)
so he can respond when he returns; but i am keeping him up to date;

Hola from Las Cruces

No.2 - March 8, 2007 06:35 PM (GMT)
I like black with purple sleeves -OR- solid black for the sake of going with a lighter weight. If we do solid black, I like the lettering to be either green or...purple, but would be concerned it would not stand out and be hard to read. Of course gold lettering would be okay, but would resemble too much some other corps jackets as GDub stated.

euphjock - March 8, 2007 08:18 PM (GMT)
I like the black with purple sleeves. I also like the all-black with purple lettering. Even after all these years I can't see myself wearing green!!! lol I'm with the consensus, no matter what.

nespyland - March 8, 2007 09:10 PM (GMT)
Just a quick interjection here. While I agree that black with purple sleeves would be cool there is one problem with that. The CorpsVets style jacket is not available in that color combination. In fact, the only thing I can find that would come in that color scheme would be a high school letterman style jacket, which would be a wool body with leather, or synthetic leather, sleeves. That's not going to be our best choice, I think.

I've contacted a company and shared our logo with them. The Sales Manager has worked with some corps and his company does all embroidery for the Marine Drum & Bugle Corps and some other corps, too. So he's familiar with the style that most people are going for as far as functionality and is also aware of the sucky climate we have down here.

So, having said all of that, let's just plan on it being a black jacket. Thread color is up to vote. I just assumed that gold was a corps color too (I thought the corps colors were Mardi Gras colors), but if it's just green and purple, then we can choose which one would show up better on black.

He's going to come up with what he think will work best and get back with me next week and we may be able to get some samples....or at least examples to post up here.


MasqueradeCorps - March 8, 2007 09:15 PM (GMT)
all good.

and color of letters makes no difference to me.

thanks chip

juanr23 - March 8, 2007 09:43 PM (GMT)
All black is OK, since the black w/ purple sleeves is a letterman style jacket, and therefore not good, IMHO. As far as thread goes, I don't think green or purple will show up very well, so maybe we can do like a highlighted type of thing. Like maybe purple (or green) with a gold highlight, like a shadow. (??????) Just an idea. BTW, if we ever have to decide between green and purple my vote is always purple, but I also understand that green is part of our colors and we need to have some, occasionally. :lol:

I also kinda like the idea of something a little bit different for charter members. As far as what that is........???? Makes no difference to me. Maybe even something as simple as "Charter Member" under the name on front????? NOt exactly sure how that will fly, but it's just an idea.

nespyland - March 8, 2007 09:46 PM (GMT)
I think for the sake of continuity, we'll go with Gary's idea of a patch for charter members. That way we can always keep the style of the jacket the same (togetherness of the corps is always good) but, at the same time, recognize the charter members.

No.2 - March 8, 2007 11:30 PM (GMT)

MasqueradeCorps - April 6, 2007 03:46 AM (GMT)
Hey gang;

this is for information only; walter and i were checking out jacket designs the other day; and i ran across this one; it is waterproof and not hot (micro ish) but a little pricey; so; tell me what you think of this style as a corps jacket; if not we have the standard style we can chose and go with; i just thought; this was DIFFERENT; but want some input;

those in the know seem to think with an order of fifteen or more we can get the price of most jackets down....

so, check that out; tell me what you think.....


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