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Anyone know if the JAB single button signature tuxedo with peak lapel comes with buttons for the cuffs that are to be installed by the buyer's tailor? Thanks.
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Originally Posted by powerkicker View Post

Anyone know if the JAB single button signature tuxedo with peak lapel comes with buttons for the cuffs that are to be installed by the buyer's tailor? Thanks.

Does it come without cuff buttons sewn on, or the wrong number of them, or something? I have no idea of the answer to your question but I'm curious what makes you ask it.
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Anyone know if the JAB single button signature tuxedo with peak lapel comes with buttons for the cuffs that are to be installed by the buyer's tailor? Thanks.

I can't remember how mine came but I assume you're asking because you want to know if the sleeves can be shortened. If so then don't worry about it because sleeves can be shortened from the shoulder instead of from the cuff (albeit at a higher cost).
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Does it come without cuff buttons sewn on, or the wrong number of them, or something? I have no idea of the answer to your question but I'm curious what makes you ask it.

 

I was told they come with no cuff buttons installed.

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That would be preferable.
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If it comes with the buttons installed, it almost certainly does NOT come with fake buttonholes, meaning a tailor can just cut them off and move them.
post #3247 of 3651
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I was told they come with no cuff buttons installed.

 

My Tuxedo came with two buttons on each sleeve, and I wanted four.  I bought all new buttons (one for the jacket closure, and eight for the sleeves, plus one and two spares, respectively) and switched the existing buttons out for those ones, so that they matched perfectly.  The large button cost around $2, and the sleeve buttons around $1 each, if I remember right.  My tailor had buttons available as well, but they were virtually identical, and three times the price.   I'm sure you can find them locally, or online.  If you can't, I went to a local store in Vancouver called Button Button.  It's a pretty small operation, so if you looked them up and called, the owner might ship to you.  Be sure to measure the existing closure button's diameter before ordering anything.  I bought the wrong size the first time, and had to go back to the store.

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I suppose my reaction was more a "this is really fucking stupid and I want no part of it"

 

I think we all understand that feeling.

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Originally Posted by ImTheGroom View Post

My Tuxedo came with two buttons on each sleeve, and I wanted four.  I bought all new buttons (one for the jacket closure, and eight for the sleeves, plus one and two spares, respectively) and switched the existing buttons out for those ones, so that they matched perfectly.  The large button cost around $2, and the sleeve buttons around $1 each, if I remember right.  My tailor had buttons available as well, but they were virtually identical, and three times the price.   I'm sure you can find them locally, or online.  If you can't, I went to a local store in Vancouver called Button Button.  It's a pretty small operation, so if you looked them up and called, the owner might ship to you.  Be sure to measure the existing closure button's diameter before ordering anything.  I bought the wrong size the first time, and had to go back to the store.

If the tux in question (JAB) doesn't have buttons attached at the cuff, it will ABSOLUTELY, 100% have them included in a little baggie. No doubt in my mind about that.
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Is there any way to look up the actual measurements (in particular, shoulder width) of Ike Behar and Perry Ellis tuxedos of a particular size?

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Originally Posted by mianmannoi View Post

Is there any way to look up the actual measurements (in particular, shoulder width) of Ike Behar and Perry Ellis tuxedos of a particular size?
No, you'd have to contact the manufacturers or retailers and ask them for the measurements. And note, the dimensions can vary from season to season and model to model.
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Is this normal for patent leather shoes --

 

I received a pair of patent leather shoes from suit supply today.  I put them on and walked around my living room for 2-3 minutes.  When I took them off, there were some crinkles in the surface of the leather.  I could imagine that this is just what happens with patent leather, or that it is a sign that the surface isn't quite right. 

 

At this point, it doesn't look bad - hard to see if you don't look closely.  But if this isn't normal, I wonder if it will deteriorate quickly.  Anyone have any experience with this?

 

 

 

 

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It's natural for shoes to crease. Using trees will help lessen the severity.
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Patent leather creases easily.
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Howdy. I, uh, guess I own a tux now, well in advance of needing one, but it was a steal. I'd be surprised if it was newer than the 1950s. I think it's barathea, but I freely admit I haven't seen enough barathea to be sure.

 

Here's the rundown:

 

Coat:

 

Single link button

No vent.

Grosgrain peak lapels.

 

Vest:

 

Low cut.

Four or five buttons.

Shawl lapels with a square end (IDK what to call this).

 

Trousers:

 

Double pleats.

Silk braid down the leg.

Extremely wide leg -- very '30s.

 

I'm wondering what the most "correct" shirt/shoes/what have you I should be looking for. I'm not sure exactly how the detailing bears on those.

 

Thanks!

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