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It's pretty easy. But you have to make sure that the flaps are covered by the new pocket. Take the flaps off completely and the jets will be more flexible.

 

losrockets, do it! Honestly, if I was going to wear the suit casually, I'd probably do it. Though, I'd have to find a tailor that was capable.

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losrockets, do it! Honestly, if I was going to wear the suit casually, I'd probably do it. Though, I'd have to find a tailor that was capable.

 



I like the idea. I would also remove the shoulder pads and go all in if it turns out well.
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losrockets, do it! Honestly, if I was going to wear the suit casually, I'd probably do it. Though, I'd have to find a tailor that was capable.

 



I like the idea. I would also remove the shoulder pads and go all in if it turns out well.

 

I'm not exactly sure, but if you remove the shoulder pads, then the armhole will be slightly bigger right? That may affect fit.

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I'm not exactly sure, but if you remove the shoulder pads, then the armhole will be slightly bigger right? That may affect fit.


That is true, it will be slightly larger and slightly lower.  They said their pads are small, though.  I don't think it would make much of a difference.

 

I have a little anecdotal evidence.  I once ordered a sportcoat from Indochino. I really didn't know any better.  It was a half lined jacket with patch pockets.  I didn't specify a shoulder structure, but assumed they would make it with a soft shoulder.  They did not.  It had massive shoulder pads.  I removed them myself (the only "tailoring" I've ever done).  The jacket actually looks pretty good.  It didn't change the arm holes very noticeably.  The only problem is it still has a fairly stiff chest piece and no shoulder padding.  This shouldn't be an issue, as S & M have stated that they do not use a very structured chest piece.

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losrockets, do it! Honestly, if I was going to wear the suit casually, I'd probably do it. Though, I'd have to find a tailor that was capable.


Which idea are you suggesting me to do? Wear it jetted or adding patches? I'd need to have extra material to add the patches, which I don't have.


Re; the shoulders. I would rather remove some of the lining than go this route because removing the shoulder pads kinda worries me (could ruin the suit fit). Anybody have a tailor in Houston they'd recommend? I've been here 7yrs but I usually just go to one of a few trust alterations folks for simple adjustments. I'd prefer to see somebody who has more experience cutting and making to put on some shapely patches or remove shoulder pads.

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Which idea are you suggesting me to do? Wear it jetted or adding patches? I'd need to have extra material to add the patches, which I don't have.

 

I am unsure how much it will cost to cut a pair of pants to create patch pockets, but the slim fit tobacco trousers on S&M's website are $50 CAD. Getting the cloth that way would be pretty easy. The question becomes, what size trousers do you need? I would ask your tailor (assuming that you decide to do this).

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Hi Rick,
Are there any flannel shirts coming in in the near future?

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I am unsure how much it will cost to cut a pair of pants to create patch pockets, but the slim fit tobacco trousers on S&M's website are $50 CAD. Getting the cloth that way would be pretty easy. The question becomes, what size trousers do you need? I would ask your tailor (assuming that you decide to do this).

Just buy the largest size available.
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Which idea are you suggesting me to do? Wear it jetted or adding patches? I'd need to have extra material to add the patches, which I don't have.


Re; the shoulders. I would rather remove some of the lining than go this route because removing the shoulder pads kinda worries me (could ruin the suit fit). Anybody have a tailor in Houston they'd recommend? I've been here 7yrs but I usually just go to one of a few trust alterations folks for simple adjustments. I'd prefer to see somebody who has more experience cutting and making to put on some shapely patches or remove shoulder pads.

 

Dude. Wear it jetted. Leave the shoulder pads. No reason to get rocket surgery on your jacket. It's the easiest solution. Claghorn does it all the time and his fits are consistently among the best on the site. You run a bigger risk of ruining it beyond repair than making a minor stylistic change.

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Whatever you decide to do, LR, please post pictures. I've been dying to see a non-studio pic of that suit.

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Hi Rick,
Are there any flannel shirts coming in in the near future?

 

Not in the near future. The season has passed for us. We're already working SS16 stuff.

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Do custom shirts come with thick MOP buttons?  If not, are they available.  Also, can you do your extreme spread with a soft, unfused collar/

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Do custom shirts come with thick MOP buttons?  If not, are they available.  Also, can you do your extreme spread with a soft, unfused collar/
You can get them for an extra $10/shirt. Here's a shirt I had done with MOP buttons and crowsfoot stitching.
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Do custom shirts come with thick MOP buttons?  If not, are they available.  Also, can you do your extreme spread with a soft, unfused collar/

Yes, we have genuine White Australian MOP in 3.8 mm thickness. Ask for them when you checkout. We'll send you a separate invoice. The new website will allow for the selection automatically.

Again for the collar just ask for it at checkout. No extra charge
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Yes, we have genuine White Australian MOP in 3.8 mm thickness. Ask for them when you checkout. We'll send you a separate invoice. The new website will allow for the selection automatically.

 

Hold on, this is confusing. This page mentions natural shell buttons and even says "no plastic here". It also says "All SPIER & MACKAY shirts come with incredible, porcelain like, natural shell buttons." Are you saying that your off-the-rack shirts use shell, but the custom do not automatically? I would have thought that custom shirts especially would have shell buttons, since...well, they are custom and more expensive! Please clarify. Thanks.

 

Edit: OK...I now see that the page I reference mentions 3.2mm shell buttons and you are talking about thicker 3.8mm buttons. I probably stand corrected! :embar:

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