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They're about 14,000 EUR new, so it is unlikely. You would have to make a LOT of pents to amortize that kind of investment.
The second Zegna is described as a notch lapel but the photo is a peak. SMH.
Depends on the original shape of the CB seam. Will it be effective in increasing the girth? Yes. Is it ideal? Not really, but it is better than the opposite, that is to say, suppressing the waist at CB which tends to create a mess. It's also better than not being able to wear it at all.
Fat tends to accumulate toward the sides of the waist , not in the middle of your back, so that is where adjustments for girth should really be done. Alteration tailors who mess with the center back seam to adjust the waist are generally being lazy, except in the case of sway back.
I was browsing Put This On and came across another fine example of what can happen when you take a steamer to an otherwise innocent garment. The following is an Oxxford garment so we can be quite sure the bubbling has got nothing to do with fusing. This is the result of someone steaming the coat and pant. It ain't pretty.
3 piece suits can be hard to find at retail, though the MTM options you mention are worth exploring. That said, If you find a blue suit you like off the peg at Suit Supply they can make you a vest out of the same fabric for about $120, depending on fabric. Zach, their MTM guy is a great guy and very knowledgeable.
If this is what the stitching looks like, it is supposed to be like that.
Dugdale Brothers- English & Town Classics Pick & Pick
My price list is a few years out of date but I will PM it to you if you are interested. Buttons are sold by the gross, 25% upcharge on orders less than a gross per size, style and color. Shantz Associates 585-924-0254
The H&S rep told me you would take a piece if they made more of it and I told them I wanted in too.
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