Obviously, the reporter didn't bother to cut open a Kiton jacket for further investigation:
Quote:Kiton — which employs 330 tailors who create its garments by hand — produces only a few thousand pieces a year. It takes 25 hours to make a jacket. Fans of Kiton clothes, and it is a devoted cult, say the garments are soft, light and exquisitely made. They are said to fit like a second skin.
On leaving working button holes unbuttoned:
Quote:Small, costly details of tailoring mark the brand. Unlike many suit jackets, Kiton’s have “surgeon’s cuffs,” or buttons that open at the wrist. Some customers keep a couple of them undone as a subtle status symbol. But Mr. Collins, who owns a Kiton jacket, described that as a gauche habit.
“It’s a really ostentatious thing to do,” he said. “The tasteful thing to do is to have them and never open them.”