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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)?
 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)
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...
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