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post #16 of 20
Bah, I think NYCDan can understand my list. It just gives him a bunch of things to discuss with whatever tailor he chooses. Hey, if I'm dumping dollars into something I'm supposed to be happy with for years, I might as well be obsessive about what goes into it, right?
post #17 of 20
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One interesting look, which I saw when I had the opportunity to meet the owner of a very old tailoring firm: a suit of which the jacket has neither a breast pocket nor a lapel buttonhole -on his very own suit, the suit he was wearing that day.  His jacket had three sleeve buttons, without functional buttonholes.  Talk about a minimalist approach.
David Clegg, when he owned and ran Benson & Clegg in the Piccadilly Arcade, when making his own suits, also believed in the minimalist approch. No out breast pocket, only one front button hole, no lapel of cuff holes or buttons on his sleeves.
post #18 of 20
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Hey, if I'm dumping dollars into something I'm supposed to be happy with for years, I might as well be obsessive about what goes into it, right?
I agree. However, I would say that you should be open to listening to your tailor, and not be too rigid about what you want. Case in point: I got fitted for two new suits yesterday, and was pretty certain that I wanted thin lapels. But when my tailor told me (and showed me) that he'd have to soften the shoulder or the proportion of the jacket would look off, I acquiesced. He talked me out of a couple other details I had in mind as well. My recommendation would be this: be particular, but be flexible.
post #19 of 20
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My recommendation would be this: be particular, but be flexible.
Absolutely. That's the best idea.
post #20 of 20
Larry Kudlow likes narrow lapels (3 1/8") on his suits. I don't particularly like this style, which he appreciates, but it's his suit. the bottom line is thathe gets what he wants. If you would like a narrow lapel - go for it.
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