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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by LA Guy, Jun 24, 2008.

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  1. facet

    facet Well-Known Member

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    Good question. I was thinking more of the versatility factor with the chest patch pocket maybe making it look too casual. Now, I don't really know. But I can definitely say that I would prefer anything over buttons of any type of metal.
     
  2. eHaberdasher

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    Hmmm... haven't seen these kinds of buttons - leather shanked yes, but nut button with shank escapes me at the moment... pics of examples?
     
  3. eHaberdasher

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    Hard to say for sure, but we have a 30 day return policy - might as well give it a whirl... we may even be able to switch out the pants for a smaller pant depending on which suit you want and availability...
     
  4. eHaberdasher

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    On the lookout for a nice hopsack in a nice quality at reasonable price - still searching but high on the priority list.
     
  5. eHaberdasher

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    Also considering horn... we'll see. Maybe we'll offer a choice especially since sleeves are basted anyway. I'm leaning towards MOP as the default and maybe offering horn or maybe even corozo like we have now on the suits. The patch pockets on the hip should be enough to distinguish it as a jacket...

    Regarding timing - we have more suits coming in (re-order of stock solids) hopefully by end of April/early May. Originally picked out some spring fabrics for same delivery but then came across a new source for better fabrics so put a hold on those other spring jacket fabrics. In a holding pattern for the jackets at this point, but have already bought awesome fall/winter fabrics which will be ready some time this summer for this coming fall.
     
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    Awesome ... just in time for my 30th birthday on May 2nd! :D
     
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    A for me![​IMG]
     
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    I'm thinking something like this, but dark.

    Or dark horn.
     
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  9. eHaberdasher

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    Hmmm... admittedly not a fan of this one. I like a 4-holed button.
     
  10. sm31

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    Just personal preference, but too casual, and I think two patch pockets :happy:ni it enough.
     
  11. eHaberdasher

    eHaberdasher Well-Known Member

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    By the way, we're planning to offer Benjamin tux in a few months too - we made a few samples a few years ago but then shelved the idea - now we're going to move forward with it. Probably as a separates program for this too!
     
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    I hope you opt for a midnight blue.
     
  13. Fred G. Unn

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    +1, and a peaked lapel single-button jacket too. This has gotten surprisingly tough to find among all the notched lapel two-button jackets out there.
     
  14. rjsphd

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    A--in hopsack
     
  15. eHaberdasher

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    I'll look into it, but will definitely offer black first.
     
  16. eHaberdasher

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    Yes will definitely be peak lapel single-button. Will have side vents - I know I know that's not traditional, but guess what - I like 'em and if you don't you can always have the tailor sew them shut - can't do opposite way around (unvented and then put in vents). Looking for grosgrain too.
     
  17. zerostyle

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    If you're still taking input, I'd love to see 2 variations of the blazer:

    1. More formal / professional - $300-$400 range

    Soft shoulders
    Fully canvassed
    notch lapel
    2-buttons
    normal button stance
    rear side vents
    NON functioning button cuffs (for purposes of tailoring)
    NO extra patch pockets on the chest (or ticket pockets for that matter)
    Brown horn or a dark/monotone style button - no brass/silver/nickel please

    2. More casual - $250-$300 range

    Same as above, but to make it more casual:
    - very soft / completely unstructured shoulders. Narrower if possible as well !
    - half canvassed if it brings the price down
    - more color options - preferably standard navy + a lighter blue such as this: http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lydbxb2EjF1qeuobqo1_500.jpg

    Not sure what else really makes a blazer casual - but I know I'm not a fan of the extra patch pockets.
     
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    I know that the new Benjamin sport coats and suits wont be in till April/May but I was wondering can you post some pictures of any mock-ups, swatches, prototypes, etc that you have of both to wet our appetites and so that we can see what is coming up?
     
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    great to hear.

    just wish it was available sooner since my wedding is 2 months away.
     
  20. cbbuff

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    B. with Horn buttons.
     

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