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post #29266 of 37396
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Originally Posted by Academic2 View Post

I'm pretty sure that all of SS's jackets come with functional sleeve buttons. Hence my question.

Cheers,

Ac

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Originally Posted by EliodA View Post

Have you read Ac's question?

I wasn't asking in relation to Ac's question about SuSu necessarily, just in general.
post #29267 of 37396
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Originally Posted by semperexcelsius View Post

Yeah I was wondering how they'd deal with a buttonhole

Theoretically, you can reweave the old buttonhole and make a new one. I imagine it depends on how much extra fabric there is left to reweave the buttonhole. Also, the cost might be more than the coat is worth.
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A word on reweaving. I've had a pinhole repaired by a reputable reweaver. It cost 98 dollars... for a pinhole... The job was excellently done but you can tell that it has been repaired. I have to imagine that something as large as a button hole would be considerably more expensive, take considerable amounts of time, and be considerably noticeable.

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That's too many considerables for me. I'm out.
post #29270 of 37396
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Originally Posted by Academic2 View Post

Speaking of Suit Supply, does anyone here have experience with having a tailor shorten the sleeves of one of their jackets?  If so, how much can one get away with?

Knowing that I would need to have this done has prevented me from trying them, given the functional buttons.  But I remain curious.

Thanks.

Cheers,

Ac


I have had a Hudson and a Havana shortened from the shoulder. Havana was a linen silk blend. Hudson is a textured wool, almost a rough birdseye. not sure that matters other than to point out that neither were a complex check pattern which is where the real problem come from in matching. I took off about 1.5 inches or so, under 2 for sure. Hudson turned out well, sleeve pitch and volume work well. I had it done by my regular tailor and he reattached with Spalla camicia no problem. Was not cheap though, I did it b/c I loved the jacket. Havana was done subsequently, at SuSu. less successful in that the sleeve is now a little tight.   I was willing to take a chance and see b/c it was an inexpensive seasonal jacket.

 

The tailor at SuSu talked me through it all.  given their affinity for working cuffs, this is clearly an alteration they have gotten a lot of experience with.  $75 charged at SuSu, my other tailor was more like $150

to summarize, it's doable but success depends on the style /sleeve volume and taper and possibly skill of the tailor.  I would do it again with a jacket that had a generour enough sleeve volume and only for a jacket/suit i really loved.

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Another note, SuSu seems unwilling to do shoulder work on La Spalla and other models with spalla camicia, if I recall.  As noted above, other (very skilled) tailors can and will do it.

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Seeking GNA. 

 

I have ~6 suits and ~4-5 SCs I'd like to sell/get rid of for whatever I can get for them.  Suits are all in good to great shape.  All Tom James MTM, but I am effectively a 44L (yes I was one of those suckers years ago, go ahead and laugh).  Is there any value there and if so, who can I get to sell it for me.  I want to just box it up and send it to someone and get a check back in 6-8 weeks and am happy to pay the commission.  I also have 3 pairs of Allen Edmonds in great shape (one pair has a brand new sole) to sell as well, again, I don't have time or desire to do the selling myself.

 

Thanks,

 

WTL

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post #29274 of 37396
Yeah. If you don't mind losing some money to a consignment fee, he's your guy.
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What's the % fee? Also, is there any way to say 'must be greater than $xxx price'?
post #29276 of 37396
Thread Starter 

I think it's 40% and then he covers all fees and costs and such.

post #29277 of 37396

Wow, a lot more than I thought it would be.

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Thread Starter 

I could be very, very wrong.

post #29279 of 37396

Emailed, ill let you know.

post #29280 of 37396
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Originally Posted by WillingToLearn View Post
 

Seeking GNA. 

 

I have ~6 suits and ~4-5 SCs I'd like to sell/get rid of for whatever I can get for them.  Suits are all in good to great shape.  All Tom James MTM, but I am effectively a 44L (yes I was one of those suckers years ago, go ahead and laugh).  Is there any value there and if so, who can I get to sell it for me.  I want to just box it up and send it to someone and get a check back in 6-8 weeks and am happy to pay the commission.  I also have 3 pairs of Allen Edmonds in great shape (one pair has a brand new sole) to sell as well, again, I don't have time or desire to do the selling myself.

 

Thanks,

 

WTL

What size are the AEs?

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