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noob questions about Isaia suit

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by ihavezippers, Oct 15, 2015.

  1. ihavezippers

    ihavezippers Active Member

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    Hello,
    I have never owned a really nice suit until recently when I purchased an Isaia suit (or at least, to my standards, Isaia is nice). I have two questions:

    --- on the shoulders, there is a very blatant white threading running across. Is this white threading merely for the tailors' purposes, i.e., once tailored, this thread would be removed? Or is this a stylistic thing with Isaia? If so, it looks pretty tacky---takes away from an otherwise stellar looking, classic look with the white thread sticking out on the shoulders.

    --- the cuffs do not appear to have buttons, nor button-holes. Similar question---is this something addressed with the tailor, or is this a stylistic thing? This is not as big a deal, although it looks kind of odd.

    Thanks, sorry to be clueless on this---like I said, this is the first good suit I could afford, so perhaps this is all normal.
     
  2. Trompe le Monde

    Trompe le Monde Well-Known Member

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    remove the white basting stitch yourself

    cuffs are left unfinished to be sized to you. get fake button holes for next to nothing, everywhere, or find a good tailor to do hand-sewn button holes - going rate is about 25$/hole i.e. 200$ for the set
     

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