I was at the Nordstrom rack today, and discovered a beautiful 3 button blue sportcoat by Gianluca. The sportcoat is a 60/40 cotton/wool blend, side vented, and has pick stitching, with the lapels rolling to the second button. It also has larger patch type pockets on both sides down near the hem. I am normally a 36R, and this coat was a 38S. I tried it on three times with a dress shirt underneath, and it seemed to fit me quite well. Because of my ambivalence, I decided I would think it over tonight and go back tomorrow if I wanted to still get it. The garment seems to be priced quite well; the sticker says $239, but there is a further 30% reduction off of that price, which would make the coat around $170 or so after tax. I noticed that the garment also is designed for working sleeve buttons, but I found no trace of the buttons in the pockets. Would it be relatively easy for a tailor to get a set of buttons to put on that would match closely with the current buttons on the coat? If so, I am seriously considering getting this coat, as it would be perfect for the spring.
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3/12/06 at 9:09pm