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post #121 of 358

Turned out great, UC. The lapel shape in particular is really appealing. Congrats!

post #122 of 358
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Palmisciano is finishing the sleeves on the gunclub and just sent me this photo with the question "two buttons or three?"

I've already decided two, because why not. It's sportivo.

post #123 of 358
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Not the best picture, but the best I can do for now.

Did you get the pant and jacket fabric from the same bolt of cloth? That looks really good.
post #124 of 358
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Different bolt, but no difference in shade.
post #125 of 358
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Originally Posted by UrbanComposition View Post

Palmisciano is finishing the sleeves on the gunclub and just sent me this photo with the question "two buttons or three?"

I've already decided two, because why not. It's sportivo.

I like two, but with a little spacing between the buttons. IMO, it makes the style look more intentional (and a little more in-line with the old Brooks Brothers way). The style is basically the regular placement on the last-most button, and then 1" spacing between the first cut buttonhole and the second. Anything more and it also ends up looking like a three-button cuff where a tailor forgot the middle button.

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post #126 of 358
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Those pics are great.
post #127 of 358
Thanks for posting, DWW. I may give the two button look a try. Some of the Italian tailors have tried to get me to do one button. But I always revert to 3 or 4 buttons.
post #128 of 358
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Those pics are great.

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Thanks for posting, DWW. I may give the two button look a try. Some of the Italian tailors have tried to get me to do one button. But I always revert to 3 or 4 buttons.

It can be a pain in the ass to get right though. I think the style is foreign to a lot of tailors, so you're basically taking a risk. You might get a sleeve with two buttons that are too close together (making it look like half of a four-button sleeve) or too far apart (making it look like a three-button cuff without the middle button). Might help to say you'd like one-inch of space between the two buttonholes, but then you'll also become one of those customers everyone complains about.

Ideally, your spirit would cradle your tailor from behind as he's putting the buttons down, like that Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze scene in Ghost.
post #129 of 358
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I like two, but with a little spacing between the buttons. IMO, it makes the style look more intentional (and a little more in-line with the old Brooks Brothers way). The style is basically the regular placement on the last-most button, and then 1" spacing between the first cut buttonhole and the second. Anything more and it also ends up looking like a three-button cuff where a tailor forgot the middle button.

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My default is two buttons with 1'' between the buttonholes.



First suit I had done with 2 button sleeves was spaced a little wider, with exactly the width of a button between the 2 buttons. It does look a bit odd, but I've also seen this wider placement on a bunch of old pics, so that's also 'historically correct'.
post #130 of 358
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It can be a pain in the ass to get right though. I think the style is foreign to a lot of tailors, so you're basically taking a risk. You might get a sleeve with two buttons that are too close together (making it look like half of a four-button sleeve) or too far apart (making it look like a three-button cuff without the middle button). Might help to say you'd like one-inch of space between the two buttonholes, but then you'll also become one of those customers everyone complains about.

Ideally, your spirit would cradle your tailor from behind as he's putting the buttons down, like that Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze scene in Ghost.

I print this out and stuff it in the breast pocket when I drop off a jacket for alterations:

post #131 of 358
^ Forgot: I'd rather risk being 'one of those customers everyone complains about' than being unhappy with results because of miscommunication. Tbh, I don't think the alteration guys mind. If anything, they always seem happy that I like their work and keep coming back to them.
post #132 of 358
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I print this out and stuff it in the breast pocket when I drop off a jacket for alterations:

#OneInchBrothers
post #133 of 358
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#OneInchBrothers

#OCDness
post #134 of 358

Very nice DB and also looking for the gun club. 

 

Would go for 2 Button cuff especially after the post by DWW

post #135 of 358

Great thread, UC, and threads.

 

+ 1 for two buttons w that spacing. But only for sport coats.  And I'm more low tech in my request:

 

 

Btw, I like my quarters to be in between the X and )(  DW was talking about, like this:


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