Originally Posted by lee_44106
Manton, you say "machine-padded collar" because of the even stitching on the collar? Unlike the hand-attached felt pad, the only way to tell whether the collar is hand or machine padded is to take it apart and look? Any other way to do it?
Very nice coat by the way. BIG lapels.
The trailing stitch is the dead giveaway. Yes, the only way to tell on a finished coat is to take it apart.
To be honest, a machine-padded collar is not a big deal. I have used tailors who machine pad the collars, and others who hand pad them, and I don't think it makes a difference.