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I'd say the "casual" aspect of the suit would rely mainly on cut and detail, particularly the pockets, rather than just the shoulders.

 

Yeah if I were to have a linen suit with patch pockets and such, would pagoda shoulders be out of place?

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Personally I don't think so. As long as it wasn't anything extreme like Sciamat it'd be fine...even then I like the Sciamat style and still think it'd be fine.

Strong shoulders as a look is heavily misunderstood / 'not the party line' on this forum in my opinion.
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Gents, I've just got a rlbl linen sport coat with unfinished sleeves. The length of sleeves is a tad longer for my taste (about 1/3 inch or so), but since it is linen, should I keep the length as it is as I assume linen would wrinkle and thus turn out shorter?

 

Thanks!

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Wear it as it is and find out.
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But I'm about to get sleeves finished with working buttonholes..

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I recently ordered a linen sportcoat and when it arrived it turns out it's fully lined (poly lining no less).  I wanted something for spring and summer days (70s and 80s), is the full lining going to make it way too hot for my needs?  Should I return it and find something at least half-lined?

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But I'm about to get sleeves finished with working buttonholes..

To each their own but it seems needless to get finished buttonholes unless you go bespoke.

If you decide to do so, I'm sure a good tailor will understand how linen reacts once worn and take this into consideration. I go to bespoke tailor for even my basic alterations and I've never had to ask a single question - he just knows.

My guess is that yes a little wrinkle needs to be taken into account.
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I recently ordered a linen sportcoat and when it arrived it turns out it's fully lined (poly lining no less).  I wanted something for spring and summer days (70s and 80s), is the full lining going to make it way too hot for my needs?  Should I return it and find something at least half-lined?

Yes... I think full poly lining for a linen s/s jacket may be a bit much, especially in more humid climates.
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To each their own but it seems needless to get finished buttonholes unless you go bespoke.

If you decide to do so, I'm sure a good tailor will understand how linen reacts once worn and take this into consideration. I go to bespoke tailor for even my basic alterations and I've never had to ask a single question - he just knows.

My guess is that yes a little wrinkle needs to be taken into account.

thanks for the input

 

but the sleeves are currently unfinished (ie no buttonholes and buttons haven't been sewn), I guess it would be a little weird if buttons are sewn without any (faux or functional) buttonholes..

 

I actually called a reputable tailor this morning and was quoted 20 euro per buttonhole (hand sewn), it's expensive and he suggested me asking for department stores that have sewing machine to do this job which would cost about 50 euro for 8 buttonholes. This seems to be acceptable price for me.

 

I forgot to ask the tailor about the sleeve length issue, and guess it might not be very helpful if I consult the department store alteration tailor.

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Just get the buttons sewn on. You'll be fine without the fake holes.
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and keep the current length?

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Yeah... if you go no working buttonholes I'd get buttons on there first and give it a few wears around the house or something to see how the sleeves react and change.

20 EUR is quite expensive per buttonhole. My guy who does bespoke work only quotes me 10 USD per buttonhole.
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got it, thanks!

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