Following the post on the merits of buying suits off EBay, I made my first venture into the gray market by purchasing two pieces by Brooks Brothers (low-mediocre quality, fused regular line, not Golden Fleece). I plan on wearing them for a variety of grad school occasions when something nicer risks destruction via misdirected Cosmo/Fruiti martini. Both are SB, one is a 3B navy pinstripe while the other is a 2B grayish/blue windowpane. After taking the suits to the tailors for some surgery, my local seamstress lamented that the windowpane jacket is missing sleeve buttons. NONE to be found, nor are buttons to be found in the pockets. Is this normal? Should I try to scrounge up buttons from somewhere else (e.g. harvest buttons from the salvation army)? Or can I get away without anything on the sleeves?
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4/14/04 at 12:51am