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You know that you don't actually have to go in between the buttons, right? I had to iron my shirts myself when I was in university, and it took bloody long until I decided to go see how salespeople were doing it. They just flip the shirt around, and iron and steam the shirt from the inside, over the buttons. One pass if you have a good iron, a couple otherwise.
Always thought that shirts with plackets are less dressy in comparison with shirts that sport a plain front -- with OBCDs at one end of the continuum and full dress shirts for white-tie at the other as an example. The one time I wasn't asked and didn't specify, the shirts in bolder, and decidedly more casual fabrics came with plackets, and the rest, without. It's said that a placket has a reinforcing effect since there's stress about the front (no doubt after a good...
Cufflinks with a chain between them can be shortened and lengthened so they fit the shirt cuff better. I had mine re-sized without much hassle. Ideally, one should try on the cufflinks to ensure they're a good fit for the shirt.
Yup, I do remember!
I'm not sure that Chan's house style is really 'British' in any real sense anymore though -- though I'd have no doubt that it probably was back then. I think I've seen more of their mock-Italian stuff floating around than I have of their mock-British stuff (if any at all).
I think a DB without a tie looks queer, somehow. With regards to the DB in tweed -- http://www.styleforum.net/t/140983/double-breasted-tweed-sporstcoat However, that coat in your picture looks quite good.
Nick sent me pictures of my Girlings in the production process.
When you say you 'micro-manage' your tailor, what exactly do you mean? Out of curiosity, what is it you specify?
A tailor needs to be very skilled to make the lightweight numbers work because they might not be as easy to work with and get a clean fit. Even a slight pitch problem is magnified because the fabric is so light. Conversely, most people can get by with a RTW overcoat, because the fabric is so heavy it drapes right over the body and still looks good. SR tailors also do like H & S and those are almost always the first books out on the table when one specifies a pattern one...
Some tailors prefer working with certain fabrics. For what's it worth, two SR tailors dissuaded me from Frontier saying they dislike how it makes up. My suit in Frontier doesn't have body, and doesn't shape nicely. How else can one explain a tactile difference except with the use of common adjectives? There's a difference between lightweight fabrics that have body and lightweight fabrics that are limp. But if you think you can't tell the difference, and believe Patrick...
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