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post #17536 of 19891
Gentlemen, thanks for your thoughts. I have been able to secure a better image, it's a fun thing to learn to get right.
 

 

 

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How about putting the button in the correct place?

 

That is my first reaction as well.

 

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I assume that's not what the OP meant though. From his post, I assume he just means there's a left-right balance issue.

You can kind of see the issue in the photo. He has a heavily dropped right shoulder, but the hem (as is) is aligned. There's also some slight pulling just under his right lapel. My guess is that -- if he were to unbutton his coat -- the right side would fall. What he mistakes as a misplaced button is probably just a non-corrected right drop.

This happens because tailors cut the left and right panels out together, with the fabric folded over onto itself. If a client has a heavily dropped right shoulder, they need to adjust for that, but not all do. So when you lay the coat flat, it looks fine. When you wear it, however, the button and buttonhole might not align. That's an easier thing to spot when you're just throwing the jacket on than scrutinizing to coat to see whether the hem is balanced.

If that's the issue, it's pretty easy to correct at the shoulder seam.

He could also move the button -- but that only fixes the button alignment and not the fundamental issue of a bad left-right balance.

 

First of all, thanks for this very detailed answer. 

 

You are right in that the buttoning of the jacket has caused all sorts of distortions, and I have included above a picture of it unbuttoned. I think the jacket fits much better, although the left-right balance issue still persists. 

 

I will work with the tailor, and will be reporting back here for all's benefit.

post #17537 of 19891
I think you need to get a shot at that angle with it buttoned. From the naked untrained eye it looks good but I see the shoulder issue and it would be a good test to see how the button looks from this angle
post #17538 of 19891
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I think you need to get a shot at that angle with it buttoned. From the naked untrained eye it looks good but I see the shoulder issue and it would be a good test to see how the button looks from this angle

 

Darn it. I should have posted BEFORE I do my end of day clothes routine rather than after. I will try to post one over the weekend though - I think it's a great idea to compare like for like.

post #17539 of 19891
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You are right in that the buttoning of the jacket has caused all sorts of distortions, and I have included above a picture of it unbuttoned. I think the jacket fits much better, although the left-right balance issue still persists. 

Actually, it looks fine there.

I'm admittedly a bit picky with my tailor, but it's probably good to remember that nobody is going to notice a slightly off left-right balance in real life. Or a slight pull under the lapel or whatever. The jacket in that last photo looks good. I would just wear it and get on with things.
post #17540 of 19891

Just got this in from Fox Brothers:

 


It's a 16oz "Rich Wine" hopsack. I love the color, which, of course, does not photograph well under the lights I have in my office. It was in Fox's "Vintage Bolts" section. Supposedly, they has just 2.5 meters left. I don't want to make it up right away, so I decided to it and figure out sometime in the future what to do with it.

 

But, apparently, Fox found another 2 meters of it, as their website is still showing it for sale. I think think that Fox's description of it on their Instagram feed was, perhaps, a little deceptive. Does anyone know anything about Fox's marketing practices in this regard?

 

Not that it matters a whole lot. It's a great cloth and it'll make an awesome jacket some day.

post #17541 of 19891
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Just got this in from Fox Brothers:





It's a 16oz "Rich Wine" hopsack. I love the color, which, of course, does not photograph well under the lights I have in my office. It was in Fox's "Vintage Bolts" section. Supposedly, they has just 2.5 meters left. I don't want to make it up right away, so I decided to it and figure out sometime in the future what to do with it.

But, apparently, Fox found another 2 meters of it, as their website is still showing it for sale. I think think that Fox's description of it on their Instagram feed was, perhaps, a little deceptive. Does anyone know anything about Fox's marketing practices in this regard?

Not that it matters a whole lot. It's a great cloth and it'll make an awesome jacket some day.

They could've had a return. Or not updated their online inventory.
post #17542 of 19891
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They could've had a return. Or not updated their online inventory.


Yes, I realize. There was some strangeness to this order, though. It's possible to return cut lengths of cloth?

post #17543 of 19891

yeah, but you have to pay a restocking fee usually (something like 10%)

post #17544 of 19891
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yeah, but you have to pay a restocking fee usually (something like 10%)


Huh. I would not have thought that was possible. I assumed it was more a case of "we've cut it, you own it" situation. Glad to hear that's not the case, even though I have no intention of sending this, or any other cloth, back.

post #17545 of 19891
That one looks awesome. Thought long and hard about it, but I don't NEED a burgundy SC at the moment lol
post #17546 of 19891
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That one looks awesome. Thought long and hard about it, but I don't NEED a burgundy SC at the moment lol


No one needs a burgundy jacket. But that hasn't stopped me so far! :fonz:

post #17547 of 19891
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No one needs a burgundy jacket. But that hasn't stopped me so far! fing02%5B1%5D.gif

And this closes all further discussion :-)
post #17548 of 19891
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Just got this in from Fox Brothers:





It's a 16oz "Rich Wine" hopsack. I love the color, which, of course, does not photograph well under the lights I have in my office. It was in Fox's "Vintage Bolts" section. Supposedly, they has just 2.5 meters left. I don't want to make it up right away, so I decided to it and figure out sometime in the future what to do with it.

But, apparently, Fox found another 2 meters of it, as their website is still showing it for sale. I think think that Fox's description of it on their Instagram feed was, perhaps, a little deceptive. Does anyone know anything about Fox's marketing practices in this regard?

Not that it matters a whole lot. It's a great cloth and it'll make an awesome jacket some day.

frown.gif I'm not feeling this one. Good luck!!!
post #17549 of 19891

I like it. I think it will make an awesome odd jacket. 

post #17550 of 19891
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I like it. I think it will make an awesome odd jacket. 
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