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post #136 of 148
hey guys i'm an attention whore but disguising it, barely, with a question that will pique the interest of a select group of individuals on this forum who will, hopefully, empathize with my non-situation.

post #137 of 148
^^ How could you not see this as a public service by Foo to enable SFers to boast about their bespoke clothings? This is a pure selfless act.
post #138 of 148
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Originally Posted by Mork View Post
OK, so I was planning to pop my SF posting cherry next week when I my first-ever bespoke suit is finished, but now I need to ask: why do suits have stripey sleeves? I hadn't even noticed this until I was choosing linings for my suit and my tailor asked whether I wanted stripey sleeves or the same blue lining as the body. I chose not to have the stripes.

Am I ruined?

I don't know why, it's just a tradition, not sure how it started. I like it.
post #139 of 148
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post
I don't know why, it's just a tradition, not sure how it started. I like it.

Not sure if this is BS, but one tailor told me the stripey stuff is a different blend than just regular ol' bemberg, which it makes it easier for the arms to slide in-and-out.
post #140 of 148
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Originally Posted by Eustace Tilley View Post
Not sure if this is BS, but one tailor told me the stripey stuff is a different blend than just regular ol' bemberg, which it makes it easier for the arms to slide in-and-out.

Dad always said that tailors used stripes in the sleeves because it was less expensive material than the bemberg for the body lining. No idea about the truth of the matter, B
post #141 of 148
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Originally Posted by braised View Post
Dad always said that tailors used stripes in the sleeves because it was less expensive material than the bemberg for the body lining. No idea about the truth of the matter, B

That would make sense. Either this or tougher.
Sleeve lining has to withstand more stress than the other jacket body lining
(except maybe around pockets, where rough skin, nails, and hard-edged objects can tear up the lining)
so it should be tougher.
post #142 of 148
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post
I don't know why, it's just a tradition, not sure how it started. I like it.

+1, looks good
post #143 of 148
What can go wrong?

Not once but twice I have had three completed suits disappear in transit. One maker apologized and re-made them. The other one wanted me to pay for them anyway.
post #144 of 148
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Originally Posted by Eustace Tilley View Post
Not sure if this is BS, but one tailor told me the stripey stuff is a different blend than just regular ol' bemberg, which it makes it easier for the arms to slide in-and-out.

I know a few things that makes it easier for things to slide-in-and-out.
post #145 of 148
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post
I don't know why, it's just a tradition, not sure how it started. I like it.

FWIW, the DB carcoat I'm having made doesn't have stripey sleeve lining, because the tailor decided that wasn't right for it. Perhaps because it's outerwear? I have no idea.

--Andre
post #146 of 148
Matt

I am staggered that a tailor such as Rubinacci that make as fundemental error as geeting the lining wrong.

Why it is not dificult to read the customer's instructions even if in US English not Italian. What explanation do they offer for this stupidity?
post #147 of 148
BTW, now we know!

I liked the lining FWIW.
post #148 of 148
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Originally Posted by voxsartoria View Post
I've never chosen a lining other than asking for Bemberg or ermazine.

So, I comprehend not your anguish.


- B

Same here. I am clearly not paying enough attention.
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