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Tailor just told me ventless jackets in, jacket sleeve should cover shirt

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by citizenshame, Feb 27, 2010.

  1. Chim12

    Chim12 Well-Known Member

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    Be comfortable with the style you like and feel is appropriate for your body type. If you find a tailor that provide good work at a good price consider yourself lucky. Quality work is the charge for the tailor, the style and personality of your clothing is yours alone to own.
     
  2. Sanguis Mortuum

    Sanguis Mortuum Well-Known Member

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    I prefer no vents:
    1) They just look stupid. Like your suit is torn. Sorry, you haven't even SEEN a horse since you were 6.


    Don't know about you, but I've definitely sat down since I was 6. Regularly, in fact.
     
  3. 82-Greg

    82-Greg Well-Known Member

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    I suppose this is why the average guy dresses like crap. The surprising thing was how certain the tailor was about these facts. He told me that double-vented jackets have been out of style "for at least 10-15 years."

    Find a new tailor--even for minor alterations.
     
  4. ter1413

    ter1413 Well-Known Member

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    My doctor told me to stop drinking..I don't listen to him!
     
  5. RSS

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    I suppose this is why the average guy dresses like crap. The surprising thing was how certain the tailor was about these facts. He told me that double-vented jackets have been out of style "for at least 10-15 years."
    Actually it's your tailor who doesn't know crap. His view is nothing more than his view.

    EDIT: I should have added ... I don't share his opinion on either issue.
     
  6. epa

    epa Well-Known Member

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    I can understand that side vents, central vent or no vents is a matter of taste. But I cannot understand how anybody with a bit of taste would suggest that the jacket sleeve should cover the shirt. Unless you are into this "oversized" style. But then you should also leave the label on the jacket sleeve, I believe. It is part of that look.

    A colleague of mine recently purchased a Hugo Boss suit at an outlet store. I told him that the jacket sleeves were to long: they completely covered the shirt sleeves (part of the hands). He told me the salesguy had told him that this was the way a jacket should look.
     
  7. oroy38

    oroy38 Well-Known Member

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    no, i've actually had a number of simple things done by him already. i get the sneaking suspicion that most tailors are similarly clueless.

    that said, any good tailor recommendations for San Diego?


    The Alterations tailors at Nordstrom in La Jolla are pretty good, but you have to really tell them what you want, otherwise they'll try to push the house style on you.
     
  8. westinghouse

    westinghouse Well-Known Member

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    Why is this even an issue? Just tell the guy what you want or go somewhere else.
     
  9. Sartrolliast

    Sartrolliast Well-Known Member

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    The tailor has been altering and fitting the shitty Armani suits for the last 20 years. No one has come to him with anything that is any better, and all his customers are happy with him. I'm sure he recommends a good healthy 4-fold break on the trousers, too.

    It's funny here to hear his advice but it's probably good advice in his world.
     

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