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That loose contrasting-coloured thread in some RTW shoulder seams

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 
Always wondered... what is this? What is it there for? Should I stop fiddling with it? :P
post #2 of 9
Remove it and you trigger the apocalypse. Actually, it does nothing practical for the jacket & you should remove it. It's there simply to make the suit look more high-end ("tailor-y")and so help the jacket's branding and so achieve a higher price at retail.
post #3 of 9
Umm, assuming you own the jacket, you're suppose to remove it before wearing the jacket out in public.
post #4 of 9
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Originally Posted by ceaton View Post
Always wondered... what is this? What is it there for? Should I stop fiddling with it? :P

It's basting thread. It should be removed before wearing, same as the sleeve label and thread holding the pockets closed.
post #5 of 9
Thread Starter 
Thanks, Gents. Of course I've always removed it, I've just been secretly afraid that a jacket will fall apart one of these days as a result.
post #6 of 9
No you are not supposed to remove it. How else will you be able to resell it as bnwt?
post #7 of 9
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Originally Posted by sho'nuff View Post
No you are not supposed to remove it. How else will you be able to resell it as bnwt?

I thought that rule only applied if your name was Brian?!
post #8 of 9
I was told by a sales person that it's meant to indicate the jacket has some handwork... because the thread can't be added by machine.
post #9 of 9
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Originally Posted by laphroaig View Post
I was told by a sales person that it's meant to indicate the jacket has some handwork... because the thread can't be added by machine.

I wonder if they can sew an entire suit by machine, then stitch a single piece of basting thread by hand, then advertise the suit as having 'hand-work'
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