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adding a vent or vents to a jacket?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by billyhoyle, Nov 26, 2007.

  1. billyhoyle

    billyhoyle Well-Known Member

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    i just received a couple of custom made suits from a hong kong tailor. the suits came out great but they don't have vents. i hate non-vented jackets. can i take these to a tailor to get double or single vents??
     
  2. TRINI

    TRINI Well-Known Member

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    Unfortunately, no - for the vents to overlap properly, there needs to be extra material factored in, which your ventless jacket will not have.

    Hope that made sense (if not, sorry - it's Monday)

    Also - that's a pretty big mistake for the tailor to make. If you can, I'd send them back and ask for what you ordered.
     
  3. alliswell

    alliswell Well-Known Member

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    If you told him to make you vents and he messed up, send them back to have the jackets remade for free. If you forgot to tell him [​IMG] send them back and have them remade, for full cost. Or else enjoy your new orphaned pants.

    i just received a couple of custom made suits from a hong kong tailor. the suits came out great but they don't have vents. i hate non-vented jackets. can i take these to a tailor to get double or single vents??
     
  4. billyhoyle

    billyhoyle Well-Known Member

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    i told him to make double vents. if he doesn't offer to send new jackets i will probably keep the suits. i have an odd body frame and he really nailed the fit. it looks like nonvents are somewhat of a classic look (based on my googling). i can live with that.
     
  5. stickonatree

    stickonatree Well-Known Member

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    i really don't like the look of a non-vented jacket. not only dose it bunch up awkwardly when sitting down, it also looks less "natural" to my eye. you should post pictures =]
     
  6. dagenham

    dagenham Well-Known Member

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    sounds pretty shoddy to me, i would def send them back. imo, non-vented suits are reserved for tuxedos, but i really don't like the look at all. reminds me of a navy prada tuxedo i once coveted, but alas, no vents, so i had to let it go...
     
  7. stickonatree

    stickonatree Well-Known Member

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  8. billyhoyle

    billyhoyle Well-Known Member

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    that thread was helpful. best case scenario, i would still prefer that the tailor send me new jackets with vents. i think i fit the profile of someone who would look good in a ventless (tall and thin), but i just have a personal preference for double vents.
     
  9. a tailor

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    why did you order more than one suit ? never do that until you get the fit down pat, then you can order multiples.
     

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