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TFA Officer Standard Questions

 
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:11 am    Post subject: TFA Officer Standard Questions Reply with quote

Hi, I'm working the Option 1 jacket version of this costume, and I think I may have found a couple of minor issues with the standards, solely as it pertains to this specific variant:

ISSUE 1: MAIN JACKET DESCRIPTION:

Quote:
REQUIRED ITEMS
1. Jacket or Vest:

Option 1:

-Medium to dark brown jacket. Fabric with a fulled/brushed texture and no visible weave (similar to melton wool) is preferred.

-Mandarin collar with the rows of topstitching spaced about 1/2 inch apart.

-Wrap front closing left over right with no visible closures. Left flap has a curved edge per reference photos.

-Belt is threaded through a slit in the left flap, and the buckle/closure is hidden.

-Jacket front features princess seams curving from the sleeve across the bust.

-Jacket back is fitted to the waist through the side seams. The bottom flares slightly and features a jacket vent.

-Jacket has a center back seam.

-Jacket features shoulder seams running from the collar to the sleeve on either side.

Optional: Weathered fabric Starbird patch on the left shoulder.


ISSUE 1A: BELT REQUIREMENTS

Sooo first issue is with the belt requirements:

"Belt is threaded through a slit in the left flap, and the buckle/closure is hidden."

This is actually fine a written here, and per the original standards discussion thread, this was specifically altered to accommodate a low profile closure for this specific variant. All good. BUT. the way the standard is written, the actual entry for a belt, with a specific buckle, is still listed as a required component, for all versions:

Quote:
4. Belt:

-Golden brown to dark brown leather belt, 2 to 2.5 inches (5 to 7 cm) wide.

-Weathered, silver toned, solid rectangular buckle with rounded corners. Buckle should be the same width as the belt.

-No visible rivets.


Perhaps the belt buckle line could be amended to add something along the lines of "No specific buckle is required for the belt with Option 1 Jacket"?

ISSUE 1B: JACKET DETAILS:

Next, a jacket construction detail:

"-Jacket back is fitted to the waist through the side seams. The bottom flares slightly and features a jacket vent."

What is a "jacket vent"? And where is this located? It sounds like it's referring to a split in the center of the back bottom edge... and there is such a split in the long sleeve cross-over version with the quilted lines on the shoulders, BUT again, the Option 1 version of this jacket has no such split.

ISSUE 2: SHIRT REQUIREMENT

Quote:
2. Shirt:


And finally, the shirt. I don't have any issue with the shirt description, as it applies to the other variants. But why is a specifically-constructed shirt called out, when whatever is worn underneath this jacket is not visible at all? This is a high neck jacket that's always worn closed. You can't see any hint of what's underneath (if anything LOL), so why should a special shirt be specified, for this specific version?

I think a line should be added, carving out the shirt requirement for the Option 1 jacket.

Reference Photos from the original standards thread:
https://imgur.com/a/TKJ4Q

Thanks!
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This standard is in the revision process. The draft for TFA Resistance Officer A will be posted shortly; the standards revision team has been working on these for over a year now.

There is in fact a single back vent on the Option 1 (what will be Option A) jacket. In this reference, the officer in the cap is wearing the Option 1 jacket.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok, I look forward to seeing the draft. Thanks for letting me know! Smile
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