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What are the buttons under my lapels for? And what's with this strip of fabric?

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
My new blazer has buttons on the underside of the lapels, one on each side, just above the notch. What are they for?

Also, on the inside right, down near the pocket, it has a short strip of fabric held in place by two buttons (it's removable).

My first thought was that the strip of fabric must be used to connect the two buttons under the lapels in inclement weather, sort of like a throat latch--but it's far too short for this.

Any ideas? I will post pics if necessary.

Thanks
post #2 of 12
It is for a throat latch.
post #3 of 12
Thread Starter 
It would be far too high/tight, I think:

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Can't think what else it would be for though...
post #4 of 12
Yeh it's a throat tab thing for a rather small head and neck..
post #5 of 12
Thread Starter 
Wow, that is stupid. It's RLBL--don't the people who make their jackets know what they're doing? Using it would amount to garotting myself.

Anyways thanks guys.

PS: Mike DT--congratulations on not including a reference to China in your post smile.gif
post #6 of 12
Throat latch: gives you the option of showing it as a tab, or if you don't feel like it, gives a place to keep it so it won't be misplaced
post #7 of 12
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Originally Posted by tobiasj View Post

Wow, that is stupid. It's RLBL--don't the people who make their jackets know what they're doing? Using it would amount to garotting myself.
Anyways thanks guys.
PS: Mike DT--congratulations on not including a reference to China in your post smile.gif

Tobias watch out RLBL is plotting to get you with their secret garotting device. its a good thing you consulted us.
post #8 of 12
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Originally Posted by a tailor View Post

Tobias watch out RLBL is plotting to get you with their secret garotting device. its a good thing you consulted us.

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post #9 of 12

Does anybody actually use a throat latch on any jacket?

post #10 of 12
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by EMartNJ View Post

Does anybody actually use a throat latch on any jacket?

Only if there's a style blogger in the area, and even then it would hide my perfect tie dimple, so no smile.gif
post #11 of 12
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Originally Posted by EMartNJ View Post

Does anybody actually use a throat latch on any jacket?

I do. Even on my business suits when it's raining/cold in London.
post #12 of 12
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Originally Posted by EMartNJ View Post

Does anybody actually use a throat latch on any jacket?
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