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Deal Breakers

post #1 of 90
Thread Starter 
What's a deal breaker for you? For instance, one of mine is single vents.

Discuss.
post #2 of 90
meh.
post #3 of 90
Ticket pockets.
post #4 of 90
Sleeves longer than 26", rise shorter than 11"
post #5 of 90
Working sleeve buttons on a RTW sport coat or suit jacket.
post #6 of 90
Good call on the working buttons ... unless the sleeves just happen to be the right length

No vents
Cutaway collars
Gaudy patination
Pointy lasts
post #7 of 90
My deal breakers are: -Vent-less jackets (except for formal wear) -4x1 and 6x1 button stance on double-Breasted jackets -Notch lapels and single vents on a double-breasted jacket -Single vents on a single-breasted jacket aren't a deal breaker, but the jacket has to be amazing in every other way and a really good deal for me to get one -Sack jackets -Reverse pleats or scissor pleats on trousers -I wouldn't say flat fronts are a deal breaker for me, but they NEVER fit me properly. -Shirt pockets -Edge-stitched collars and cuffs -Contrast collar shirts with button cuffs -Box pleats on the back of shirts -polyester -All shoes except slip-ons must be Goodyear welted -overly square toes -Bicycle toes -corrected grain -furs
post #8 of 90
Single vents, no vents, double or triple pleats, narrow Brioni collars (you know what I mean), contrasting white collars.
post #9 of 90
No vents, skinny lapels and 2 button suits
post #10 of 90
Too numerous to list.

But a big one ... if trousers haven't double forward pleats ... I don't want them.
Another is the presence of a visible logo.
post #11 of 90
peak lapels on SB jackets.
post #12 of 90
Quote:
Originally Posted by aj_del View Post
Sleeves longer than 26", rise shorter than 11"

A poor fit should be a deal breaker for anyone. A rise shorter than 12 inches won't fit me, but neither will a size 36 jacket. I think these lists should be about styles and features, not fits. I could keep going on about all the clothes that don't fit me.
post #13 of 90
Of course, when it comes to things bespoke ... there is no deal breaker.
post #14 of 90
Gaudy plaids/stripes
Sack
double pleated pants
unfinished sleeves (no competent tailors around)
post #15 of 90
Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price
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