I realise that a suit coat and a 'dress' (hated word.) shirt have very little in common besides covering the same body parts, but I have to enquire as to why a shirt needs a yoke while most coats do not. I assume it is because the multiple layers of canvas, padding, etc in a coat give strength to the shoulders whereas a shirt is only one layer of cloth and therefore needs some 'construction' (for lack of a better word) at the shoulders to make it hang together. I think that no yoke can look neater when not wearing a coat over one's shirt (as in summer). The downside to this look is that people like me will see the lack of yoke and think low quality even if I have had it bespoken. Yet there are still 'jacket shirts' cut without a yoke, and I would like to know if this type of cut is less durable. While I'm at it, how about suit-style cuffs on shirts? As in, no separate 'cuff' just a hemmed sleeve with a button or two.
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4/5/04 at 11:32pm