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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by gdl203, Aug 15, 2013.

  1. gdl203

    gdl203 Affiliate Vendor Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    But then you never get any jackets finished with working buttonholes? They never match the original buttonholes...

    Idk, maybe I'm a little too cavalier with this, but it doesn't bother me to have my local guy finish the sleeves on my Formosa jackets.
     
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  2. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Thanks for the input. If you don't recommend then that settles that.

    Nobody around here I would trust for the job. I live in the land of board shorts and flip flops....

    I'll get it done somewhere one of these days. I appreciate all of the advice.
     


  3. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    For me personally, it wouldn't bother me in the slightest to have the buttons just sewn on. If it's good enough for the DoW, it's good enough for me. Most of my jackets have working buttonholes bc they're bespoke and they just come standard, but if it cost extra, I don't think I would do it.
     


  4. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    You're in SoCal, right? I know places in both LA and SD that should be up to the job. Send me a PM.
     


  5. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Central Coast....3 hours from LA, but I'll PM you. Thanks.
     
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    All of my bespoke coats have had working button holes and all of my RTW coats have just had buttons sewn on. For the jacket I have at the tailor at the moment, I decided to try out his (i.e., his seamstress') work on the buttonholes. I'l see how it goes.
     


  8. Murlsquirl

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    That's rational, 6. I just really like the look of 2 or 3 button working cuff sleeves. Of course it would be much better if they were handmade, but I've seen plenty of nice machine made.
     
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  9. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    My length of the inky blue GMTO on the Formosa cutting table:


    [​IMG]
     
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    $15 per buttonhole in Boston. Formosa was the first suit I bothered to splurge.
     




  12. in stitches

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    Which would be $120 for 4 buttons on both sleeves. I know, Im amazing at math. If I had someone here to do it, Id probably splurge too.
     


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    Whenever I get around to getting a Formosa, I'm definitely going for working buttonholes. My BB and Hemrajani MTM stuff all has working buttonholes as a standard feature, so it would just feel weird to me if something nicer and most expensive didn't.
     


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    4? Are you suggesting I shouldn't have done this?

    [​IMG]
     


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