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Might be, it's an ormezzano linen if that helps
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FTFY

Lol whatever floats your boat hoss. I hope you approach minute annoyances with a slightly more blase attitude IRL (I know me some text talk too!).

I wouldn't know how to function in LA if everything of this sort rumpled my chonies :cheers: 

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Yes. I was told if the suit was cut properly then manoeuvrability, including sitting down, wouldn't be an issue.

From what I understand, there is very little margin for error and if you're the weight fluctuating type, it's probably not a good idea.
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Ventless jackets, yay or nay?

 

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Nope, grey business suit. Tailor is convincing me to go ventless

 

 

Personally, I wouldn't.

 

Ventless jackets were quite popular in the 1960s or so, particularly in the US - when you watch some classic Hitchcock and other movies with actors such as Cary Grant, you can see that they're wearing ventless jackets, and the jacket fit them well.

 

I agree that a well-cut, ventless jacket can sit well. I've got a large backside and so prefer double-vented jackets but for my dinner suit, I went with tradition and got a ventless jacket but due to the way that it is cut, it sits well even when buttoned, which surprised me. However, it still feels a bit more constraining, for want of a better word, than a vented jacket. Also, whilst some people regard putting your hands in your pockets while wear a jacket as a faux pas, I do like to be able to use my trouser pockets while wearing my jacket and having double vents does make it easier to do so.

 

However, as @ericgereghty noted, ventless jackets were everywhere in the 1980s and early 1990s, having been popularised by brands such as Armani, and I think that they fell out of favour as a result, particularly because they were often baggy, shapeless and had large, padded shoulders.

 

In short, I wouldn't go with a ventless jacket. Even when well-cut, it's still a bit more restrictive and it will look a bit different and potentially dated, for better or worse.

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^ THAT

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Ok, I think that settles it. Thanks for the comprehensive advice :fonz:

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Ventless jackets, yay or nay?

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Ok, I think that settles it. Thanks for the comprehensive advice fing02%5B1%5D.gif

The reflexive no seems to me to be more about what is typical and associations with the suits of the '80s/'90s than about usability or how it actually looks. Someone above mentioned that they like side vents for their non-flat ass, but I think you can get a cleaner look with a ventless jacket than with any other style.

If you frequently put your hands in your pockets when standing, maybe that's a mark against a ventless jacket, but otherwise I don't see the issue. In fact, I was considering ventless the next time I have something made...
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Also: If no other aspect of the jacket's styling is evocative of the '80s/'90s, no one will make the association just because the jacket has no vent(s).
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Hmm, interesting. I'm less concerned about associations with 80/90s styling than I am with comfort and maneuverability. 

 

I have faith that the jacket will be cut well, my weight stays fairly constant and I don't have a big backside, so perhaps it's something I should try?

 

Decisions decisions.. 

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Everyone is focusing on the negatives.

What about the positives? Why choose a ventless jacket? What advantages does it have?
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According to the pitch, a ventless jacket would create a cleaner, sleeker silhouette 

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Historically speaking, there is some reason to believe that ventless jackets were considered more elegant because they did not have that detail which was meant to make horseback riding easier. A jacket with a vent, being designed to wear while riding, was something one wore while working, racing, or at war. A jacket without a vent was obviously impractical for exerting oneself in those ways and therefore was more genteel. Whether you believe this or not, it is an interesting idea.

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Speaking of ventless..

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I still do not like ventless, but that is YUMMY

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