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Ok, just to make sure I understand...are you saying that I should default to buttoning the coat using the normal outward facing button and only use the link closure after a meal or when I want a looser fit? Is it wrong to use the link button all the time?
Thanks for the responses. I guess I am acting a littler paranoid. I'll have my tailor leave the link closure and see how it works out...I can always make the change sometime down the road if it really bugs me.
My new 1-button tuxedo has a "link" style button on the front, as shown here: http://davidreevesbespoke.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/dinner-suit-sans-vest.jpg and here: http://davidreevesbespoke.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/mg_9091-1.jpg I need to get some minor alternations done and my tailor said that if I wanted, he could easily make it a "normal" 1-button front, albeit with a higher button stance. I wasn't sure if I should take him up on his offer and told him to...
Thanks, that helps. The Robert and Alcudia lasts look amazing.
Do you mind sharing what size these are? Your shoes look significantly more sleek than the pictures I saw when contemplating a purchase of Robert last shoes a few weeks ago....maybe I need to reconsider...or maybe your size 16's are skewing things a bit...
I received my cufflinks (design 16) a few days ago. They are fantastic and arrived just a few days after I made the payment. Thanks!!!
Looking for some footwear to go with a new tuxedo. My preference is for patent leather wholecuts...but I could also do somewhat conservative looking velvet slippers. I don't want anything too pointy.
Fantastic shoes, exactly what I have been looking for, but unfortunately a full size too small.
I agree, when I originally posted I didn't think there were that many options for RTW in peak lapel and grosgrian, but now that I have come across several, I'm inclined to reject the more expensive (+$1,000) options like RL and Ben Silver and pick the best of the lower priced options.Manhattan. If I got MTM/bespoke it would have to be
I spent some time looking at a few UK based options and came up with the following additions to my original list (keeping the same general criteria as in the OP): Hackett (~$505) http://www.hackett.com/index.cfm?page=1052&productid=HM450003&productvar=HM450003-900-40R&refpage=1683 Roderick Charles (~$630) http://www.roderickcharles.com/p/Formal_Wear/030101040002.htm Ede & Ravenscroft (~$850...w/ matching pants...
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