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post #16 of 26
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Originally Posted by bowtielover View Post
It's not a bad coat, a bit dated though. I may pay a couple hundred not much more, especially since i'd have to get it vented and that can be costly.

It's very difficult to have vents put into a jacket that does not have vents.
This is because vents require a considerable amount of additional material as the sides of the vent should overlap each other so that the vent, or vents, do not gape open and show the trouser seat.

In short, whilst others may have different opinions and experiences, this is something that I would never try to have done. For a start, unless you are going to pull open the bottom seam of an unvented jacket before you buy it, you are never going to know whether there is sufficient material inside the jacket to allow you to have a vents (or vents) made. Chances are that there won't be and you'll be stuck with an unvented jacket.
post #17 of 26
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post
...vents require a considerable amount of additional material as the sides of the vent should overlap each other so that the vent, or vents, do not gape open...

I have a feeling that Bowtielover actually enjoys having his rear vent gape open.
post #18 of 26
I'd pass on it
post #19 of 26
Without any info on the make and material, its hard to say what I'd pay. Not a fan of this kind of 3 button and the limited amount of lapel it allows for. Also, a ton would depend on your age, if you're 40+, its not so bad, if you're under 40, not sure how you'd rock this and look good in it.
post #20 of 26
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Originally Posted by modern_leifeng View Post
Without any info on the make and material, its hard to say what I'd pay. Not a fan of this kind of 3 button and the limited amount of lapel it allows for. Also, a ton would depend on your age, if you're 60+, its not so bad, if you're under 60, not sure how you'd rock this and look good in it.

ftfy
post #21 of 26
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Originally Posted by MillionaireTeacher View Post
lovellum, thanks for the empirical negatives.

1) 3 buttons. Seems to be a no-no for you. Yet, I have a 2006 Canali suit with 3 buttons. So, its not a "dated" issue, but a style issue?

2) Too boxy? Yes, I kind of sensed that also. (I'm learning!)

3) Sleeves should end closer to the bottom of the jacket? Any general differential? X inches?

4) I actually like the pattern. I suppose "fashion" is subjective, but since I'm a newbie, I am not "placing" this jacket, and am more objective.
Sort of like a Rip Van Winkle who thinks a mint 1985 BMW 325 looks better than the 2005, even though it's clearly "dated" to anyone who sees BMW's daily.

5) Can you explain why the shoulders are ugly? I see nothing "striking". Not trained in this.

Some of these are matters of personal taste. Three buttons can be fine. I prefer more of a lapel roll on my three button jackets to produce more of what is described as a 2 1/2 button look. Sleeve length is dictated in large part by arm length and the proportion of the jacket length to the sleeve length is hard to judge without seeing the jacket on the wearer.

The jacket does lack waist suppression and is ventless. Both of those are non-starters for me, but there is nothing wrong with either per se.

The pattern is fine, but not particularly textured or interesting. It appears to be a basic, staid micro-check. Overall, the jacket does not inspire me, but it could be fine for your purposes.

However, questions asking folk what they would pay are very hard to answer. There are too many variables at play, including the maker, the fabric, the need for that particular jacket, etc.
post #22 of 26
Thread Starter 
Is this on the other extreme of "waist suppression"? This looks like some 1700's woman's dress. (Not manly at all to this luddite) http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...#ht_1191wt_940
post #23 of 26
I would not pay for it. I would give it to you. No vents? = No jacket!
post #24 of 26
Thread Starter 
What's so bad about no vents? I have a fairly recent Canali that has no vents. I assume it is a stylist suit.
post #25 of 26
^ I have two second-hand Fendi jackets (orphans, if there ever were bottoms to begin with) that fit me beautifully, but no vents. Needless to say, it hasn't stopped me, but I would feel different about it if it was formal/officewear as opposed to a casually worn jacket.
post #26 of 26
The issue of vents is entirely subjective. Some people like single vents, some like double, some like ventless. I am a fan of both single and double vents, less so of ventless jackets, but if it fits, then it fits. The overall shape of the jacket you posted is very boxy and unflattering. I would pay maybe $6 for it at a thrift shop to "practice" some basic alterations stuff on it, but that's about it.
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