I was just reinspecting the one Oxxford suit I kept of the three I found a couple of weeks ago (the other two had defects upon closer inspection) and I noticed something that I wondered if anyone else pays attention to. I was noting that the two sleeves are different lengths on me (while my arms are pretty much even in length) when I looked into the cuff and noticed that the underside of the "folded over part" (don't know technical term) of the buttonhole area was simply folded over and sewn down instead of mitred. I have done some cuffs myself and mitring them takes a minimal amount of extra time and IMO looks much better, although I bet 99% of people never notice much less care. I don't know if I'm describing this so people can figure out what I am talking about but take a look at a few of your suits to see what I mean. I considered it sacrilege to find these hasty details on a suit with probably a few hundred visible stitches under each lapel among much other handwork. Does anyone else notice or care? Is my preference for mitres ridiculous? Relatedly I think I may keep this suit and see if I can get it altered to fit me. It's just too nice to sell.
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6/6/04 at 10:12pm