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I just received my first sport coat. Overall, the quality and the fit are very good, and hard to see many easy alternatives at this price. My only complaint is that the lapels are a bit too narrow at ~3". (I realize it is hard to please everyone, but here it is, I'm voting for slight increase in lapel width :) ). Regardless, I'll probably get a few more.
^^^ Looks good. Some details on the size your ordered and your measurements? (At 5'8", 160 lbs, 39 chest, I wonder if I should size down or up, so anything helps...)
Thanks, yes I was clear that the difference between the suit and the sport coats is only the softer shoulder. So in regards to 2 vs 3 button sport jackets, I can assume the cuts are exactly the same save for the extra button?Also, I am curious if you plan a summer line (i live in Texas, so it would be stupid to overstock on winter cashmere offerings :) )
Are the 2- and 3- button Benjamin sport coats cut from exactly the same pattern? (i.e. is the difference just the lack of an extra button, or are there other subtle things going on with button stance, lapels, etc)?
 Thanks. Not ideal, but will work. Best.
Any plans to bring back the rudy trouser? I bought the Walt trouser, and I couldn't believe how tight they were, even after I sized up. Way too tight, (and I have neither fat nor too much muscle to blame)
Any chance to restock the silk knit ties soon?
I'm still waiting for a credible explanation of the history of the french cuff. Until then, the noseblowing one is as good as any arbitrary story told on SF. 
I'm late to the party, but the story that white shirt is "upper class" and "non-manual labor" is a bit of a legend contradicting centuries of peasant fashion: most peasant/laborer shirts were made of linen in natural or white color. The same is true of the guayabera shirts - also peasant work shirts in SE asia and latin america, and also typically in white.   Adam Smith himself spent some time explaining how a white linen shirt is an example of the absolute minimum...
Yes, virtually certain rubbish, but still fun. :)   The conventional story is that the FC evolved with the shirt, starting somewhere in the 13th century. However, I do not understand why, once the (sewn) buttons proliferated as means to fasten shirts (and any other clothing), the French Cuff persisted till now, rather than just follow the rest of the fastening innovation :)?   Perhaps it is a residue from the time when cuffs and collars used to be detachable -...
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