Originally Posted by Despos
Some stores request that the suits be shipped to them with basting thread intact on the shoulder or pockets or sleeves. They also request that the buttons be sewn on or not and presented in a bag in the pocket. Some stores do not request these details. It's based on the store owner or buyer's point of view about presentation of the suit on the hanger. Nothing to tell here beyond presentation and so called marketing.
Thank you. I can't tell you how much I appreciate your and jd's input here. Please see my question/response below...
Originally Posted by jefferyd
If it's half canvas, then it definitely has canvas in the lapel. Go find that thread and get studying.
It's a long time since I looked at a PRL garment; it's not uncommon for manufacturers to modify features of the garment from season to season.
I have read that thread infinitely and just so you are aware, I'm not caught up in the half/full canvas thing as some are around here. I settled on PRL suits (even after trying RLPL) because I like the way they fit OTR and they fulfill my needs in a suit. (I hope that didn't come across wrong).
Now then, I have always known PRL suits to be half canvas after the made in the USA period and am cool with that. I just don't get why (Despos, here:) they would offer sleeves ready to accept functioning cuff buttons on these suits (Bradford model, I have another Bradford for sale in my sig if you need pic references) when they have never done that outside of their signature line (RLBL & RLPL excluded). I will snap a pic. I currently have 12 PRL suit coats hanging in my closet and while they all came with the sleeve buttons fastened with very nice shanks like they could function, the sleeve lining underneath says different.