Armhole on a waistcoat?

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  1. MI-6

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    What is the guideline on the armhole of a bespoke waistcoat? Does it need to be as high as the jacket's?

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    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    No one correct answer. Its arbitrary somewhat and dependent on the style of vest or the cutter/fitter's point of view. The height would relate more to the armhole of your shirt than the jacket.
     
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    I asked for high armholes on my mtm shirt. If the chest feels fine but the armhole still digs into my armpit, does that mean I need to have the armhole lowered?
     
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    If my shirt has high armhole, how close should the armhole on a fitted waistcoat be relative to the shirt? 1 or 2 cm allowance? Also, has any one put a "slit" on the side of a waistcoat on the lower part of the armhole?
     
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    How close is your shirt's armhole to your armpit? I think the shirtmaker usually leave some allowance?
     
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    The question somewhat answers itself. If any aspect of bespoke is uncomfortable it requires changing. You should be able to forget what you are wearing.
     

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