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Ask A Question, Get An Answer... - Post All Quick Questions Here (Classic menswear)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Master-Classter, Sep 28, 2008.

  1. Off My Rack

    Off My Rack Senior member

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    I just purchased a Canali sportcoat - and I only have one problem with it. It has those annoying non-functioning surgeon's cuffs. Has anyone had any exprerience getting rid of these? It seems as though it should be easy to just use a seam ripper to get rid of all of that extra stitching, but I wanted to check and see if there's any reason I should avoid doing this.

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. Shoeluv

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    Ummm because you paid a lot of money for a Canali SC and one slip of the thread puller you piss it away. I did this with one of my first SC I bought except I was using a razor to cut the maker label off the sleeve and wound up with a little nick. I wore that thing for two years with a hole in it (I was 19 and couldn't afford to get a new one). Just ignore them or take it back if it bugs you, nobody except a SF dude would notice them and they would notice the quality first.
     
  3. Off My Rack

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    Quote:First off, I got a great deal - paid only $200 for it. Secondly, I'm also thinking about it for alterations. It would be significantly cheaper if I could avoid having the sleeves taken up at the shoulders. Plus, I could have my tailor do the work for me if I feel uncomfortable using a seam ripper to do it myself. I'm more concerned with knowing whether any imperfections will be left behind where the stiching was. I'm not too concerned with the fact that its a Canali SC, I just liked the fit and fabric.
     
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  5. Shoeluv

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  6. mimo

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    Don't do it. If you want working sleeve buttons, then buy a jacket that has them. Leave this the way it was made (I have one too, and found it similarly irritating, but it IS a lovely thing.)
    Yes it is. Next!
     
  7. acinod

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    If I only own 3 ties in my life, which ones should they be specifically?

    Solid navy, solid burgundy and solid silver? (all silk)
     
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  8. dapperdoctor

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    Yea...I see that. Didn't know it until I saw the photo though! Ouch
     
  9. YRR92

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    Manton says (as far as I recall):
    1. Black knit or grenadine.
    2. Navy knit or grenadine.

    I would make #3 an A&S repp tie, but I'm an American so I can do those with impunity. Otherwise, a twill neat of some kind would be good. Madder would be great, if it weren't seasonal.

    I don't like navy ties with navy jackets that much, so I might suggest a burgundy instead, but he knows better than I do.
     
  10. Dillardiv

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    I'm looking for a nice fitting lambswool shawl collar sweater. JCrew would normally by my go-to but they don't seem to have any option other than a cotton blend. Any help?
     
  11. Off My Rack

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    Quote:I'm honestly fine with either functioning or non-functioning sleeve buttons. I just don't like it when they try to look like functioning sleeve buttons. And are you saying that non-functioning sleeve buttons with fake buttonholes is a lovely thing? This makes no sense to me.
     
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  12. RDiaz

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    The functional sleeve button thing has gone a bit too far - I bought a jacket that had three functional buttonholes and a fake one... the outermost! Yeah, just so you're forced to wear it unbuttoned. Of course I asked my tailor to cut open the buttonhole.
     
  13. JOLG

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    Where can I buy a good bow tie for a black tie event on the internet?
     
  14. Shoeluv

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    Price range and location would be a good start. If you are in Norway it will be a much different answer than in the US.
     
  15. JOLG

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    Sorry for the missing information. I live in Germany and would like to pay up to 60€. I would also buy from a shop located in the US though, although the shipping fee could be expensive.
     
  16. Shoeluv

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    You could check thetiebar.com international shipping is $9.99 flat for orders under $149 with no tracking and $19.99 any order with tracking.

    In totally off topic, I searched for german bowtie to see if I could find something nearby to you and the number one result was messed up.
     
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    I personally think grey is more versatile than silver.

    Also consider having one of them in a fairly basic pattern. Polka dots (not too small or tight) or some such.
     
  18. JOLG

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    Thank you, Shoeluv.

    I also found bow ties at Hilditch & Key, Charles Tyrwhitt, T.M. Lewin, etc. but don't know about the quality unfortunately.

    I never heard about that "German bow tie" before... :)
     
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    Yeah I'm more of a navy jacket guy. I see black grenadine recommended a lot, but how are they practical? I thought black was a very hard colour to wear (I have dark eyes/hair though)
     
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    I don't think this is his issue. I think he just wants to get rid of the fake buttonhole like stitching. That way, he can get the sleeves shortened and the buttons moved up
     

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