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post #23461 of 33127
I just purchased a Canali sportcoat - and I only have one problem with it. It has those annoying non-functioning surgeon's cuffs. Has anyone had any exprerience getting rid of these? It seems as though it should be easy to just use a seam ripper to get rid of all of that extra stitching, but I wanted to check and see if there's any reason I should avoid doing this.

Any thoughts?
post #23462 of 33127
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Originally Posted by Off My Rack View Post

I just purchased a Canali sportcoat - and I only have one problem with it. It has those annoying non-functioning surgeon's cuffs. Has anyone had any exprerience getting rid of these? It seems as though it should be easy to just use a seam ripper to get rid of all of that extra stitching, but I wanted to check and see if there's any reason I should avoid doing this.

Any thoughts?

Ummm because you paid a lot of money for a Canali SC and one slip of the thread puller you piss it away. I did this with one of my first SC I bought except I was using a razor to cut the maker label off the sleeve and wound up with a little nick. I wore that thing for two years with a hole in it (I was 19 and couldn't afford to get a new one). Just ignore them or take it back if it bugs you, nobody except a SF dude would notice them and they would notice the quality first.

post #23463 of 33127
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Originally Posted by Shoeluv View Post

Ummm because you paid a lot of money for a Canali SC and one slip of the thread puller you piss it away. I did this with one of my first SC I bought except I was using a razor to cut the maker label off the sleeve and wound up with a little nick. I wore that thing for two years with a hole in it (I was 19 and couldn't afford to get a new one). Just ignore them or take it back if it bugs you, nobody except a SF dude would notice them and they would notice the quality first.

 



First off, I got a great deal - paid only $200 for it. Secondly, I'm also thinking about it for alterations. It would be significantly cheaper if I could avoid having the sleeves taken up at the shoulders. Plus, I could have my tailor do the work for me if I feel uncomfortable using a seam ripper to do it myself.

I'm more concerned with knowing whether any imperfections will be left behind where the stiching was. I'm not too concerned with the fact that its a Canali SC, I just liked the fit and fabric.
post #23464 of 33127

Is this suit too big? 

post #23465 of 33127
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Originally Posted by Off My Rack View Post
 
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Originally Posted by Shoeluv View Post
 

Ummm because you paid a lot of money for a Canali SC and one slip of the thread puller you piss it away. I did this with one of my first SC I bought except I was using a razor to cut the maker label off the sleeve and wound up with a little nick. I wore that thing for two years with a hole in it (I was 19 and couldn't afford to get a new one). Just ignore them or take it back if it bugs you, nobody except a SF dude would notice them and they would notice the quality first.

 



First off, I got a great deal - paid only $200 for it. Secondly, I'm also thinking about it for alterations. It would be significantly cheaper if I could avoid having the sleeves taken up at the shoulders. Plus, I could have my tailor do the work for me if I feel uncomfortable using a seam ripper to do it myself.

I'm more concerned with knowing whether any imperfections will be left behind where the stiching was. I'm not too concerned with the fact that its a Canali SC, I just liked the fit and fabric.

I recently bought a shirt at a thrift store with a monogram, when I used the thread puller you could still see the indentations of the monogram and I pulled a few extra threads so am going to wind up re-donating it. I guess if you have to have the sleeves significantly hemmed you would need them removed I guess I would verify with my tailor and let them do it.

post #23466 of 33127
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Originally Posted by Off My Rack View Post

I just purchased a Canali sportcoat - and I only have one problem with it. It has those annoying non-functioning surgeon's cuffs. Has anyone had any exprerience getting rid of these? It seems as though it should be easy to just use a seam ripper to get rid of all of that extra stitching, but I wanted to check and see if there's any reason I should avoid doing this.

Any thoughts?

 

Don't do it.  If you want working sleeve buttons, then buy a jacket that has them.  Leave this the way it was made (I have one too, and found it similarly irritating, but it IS a lovely thing.)

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Is this suit too big? 

Yes it is.  Next!

post #23467 of 33127

If I only own 3 ties in my life, which ones should they be specifically?

 

Solid navy, solid burgundy and solid silver? (all silk)

post #23468 of 33127
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Yes it is.  Next!

Yea...I see that.  Didn't know it until I saw the photo though!  Ouch

post #23469 of 33127

^

Manton says (as far as I recall):

1. Black knit or grenadine.

2. Navy knit or grenadine.

 

I would make #3 an A&S repp tie, but I'm an American so I can do those with impunity. Otherwise, a twill neat of some kind would be good. Madder would be great, if it weren't seasonal.

 

I don't like navy ties with navy jackets that much, so I might suggest a burgundy instead, but he knows better than I do.

post #23470 of 33127
I'm looking for a nice fitting lambswool shawl collar sweater. JCrew would normally by my go-to but they don't seem to have any option other than a cotton blend. Any help?
post #23471 of 33127
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Don't do it.  If you want working sleeve buttons, then buy a jacket that has them.  Leave this the way it was made (I have one too, and found it similarly irritating, but it IS a lovely thing.)

 



I'm honestly fine with either functioning or non-functioning sleeve buttons. I just don't like it when they try to look like functioning sleeve buttons.

And are you saying that non-functioning sleeve buttons with fake buttonholes is a lovely thing? This makes no sense to me.
post #23472 of 33127

The functional sleeve button thing has gone a bit too far - I bought a jacket that had three functional buttonholes and a fake one... the outermost! Yeah, just so you're forced to wear it unbuttoned. Of course I asked my tailor to cut open the buttonhole.

post #23473 of 33127

Where can I buy a good bow tie for a black tie event on the internet?

post #23474 of 33127
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Originally Posted by JOLG View Post
 

Where can I buy a good bow tie for a black tie event on the internet?

Price range and location would be a good start. If you are in Norway it will be a much different answer than in the US.

post #23475 of 33127

Sorry for the missing information. I live in Germany and would like to pay up to 60€. I would also buy from a shop located in the US though, although the shipping fee could be expensive.

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