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After much experimentation, I concluded that the consensus on jacket sleeves is way, way too short for my taste. While it admittedly looks... okay if you just stand in front of a mirror, I just got tired of sleeves riding up my arms, so now all my sleeves go slightly past the wrist crease and into the palm, and it's fine.   Other than that, I could have saves myself a lot of time, if I had adopted the mafoofan ways early on - after several years of ultimately wasted...
Ben, the description for this jacket   http://www.ehaberdasher.com/servlet/the-16608/Benjamin-Sartorial-Sport-Coat-cln-/Detail   says that the main color is "light brown". However, I've been staring at it and can't possibly see the brown - it looks positively olive to my eye. could you please say something about this (at least I'll know if I have some peculiar color blindness :) )
Ben, I would like to know if you have been using the same fabric for suits for the last few years?   I bought a charcoal Granoro suit a bit more over 2 years ago. The pants are a bit tight and worn out anyway, so I would like to replace them and wonder if the current charcoal pants sold are made from the same fabric. Thanks
NVM
I am curious about how durable should one expect the 100% cashmere sport coats to be? There seems to be conflicting opinions on if cashmere is more fragile than regular wool in general, so it would be good to know what are the expectations for this specific batch of sport coats?
 Yes, I measure them slightly below 8.5, but actually the left lapel is 0.5 cm narrower. I think it might be a defect or it was pressed this wa, i can't tell, but there is also a full 1 cm difference in the distance of the corner of the lapels to the shoulder seam
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)?
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