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post #16 of 23
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Which model did you choose?

I actually have no idea in regards to the name of the particular model.

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What do their sport coats run for these days? I'm guessing around $600 at todays prices?

A bit more actually, but it all depends on what fabric you choose.
post #17 of 23
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They are best known for their manufacturing of the Brooks Bros 346 clothing, although I don't know if they still do...I doubt it.

they never did make 346 clothing.

they do make the 1818 made in usa suits currently however.
post #18 of 23
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You can not change the lapel width with the MTM program,you can only change the measurements and use the patterns they have in stock. Functional button holes shouldn't be a problem as you can get them afterwards.

I use a similarly priced (albeit full canvas) American MTM program, and they will alter lapel width as much as you'd like. I don't see why this would be difficult.
post #19 of 23
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I use a similarly priced (albeit full canvas) American MTM program, and they will alter lapel width as much as you'd like. I don't see why this would be difficult.

Because lapels and collars are die-cut for maximum precision and if the customer wants a width of lapel for which dies are not available, new patterns have to be custom made for the facing, undercollar and top collar, because the facing is the one piece whose grainline depends on the width of the lapel and thus must be manually rotated in a marker when it changes which is a PITA in a shop which is aiming for a bit of efficiency.

It's really one of the few alterations that are usually actively discouraged.
post #20 of 23
School is in session. Thanks for the lesson.
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School is in session. Thanks for the lesson.

Agreed.
post #22 of 23
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Originally Posted by jefferyd View Post
Because lapels and collars are die-cut for maximum precision and if the customer wants a width of lapel for which dies are not available, new patterns have to be custom made for the facing, undercollar and top collar, because the facing is the one piece whose grainline depends on the width of the lapel and thus must be manually rotated in a marker when it changes which is a PITA in a shop which is aiming for a bit of efficiency.

It's really one of the few alterations that are usually actively discouraged.

Guess I lucked out in liking the lapel width, but thanks for that info. Good to know for the future.
post #23 of 23

You can order Southwick suit jackets or sportcoats in either half canvas or full canvass and for $50 extra bucks I prefer the horsehair in the full canvas construction of the Southwick suit.

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