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

  1. Veremund

    Veremund Senior member

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    Wear it as it is and find out.
     
  2. Biberach

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    But I'm about to get sleeves finished with working buttonholes..
     
  3. plainnerd

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    I recently ordered a linen sportcoat and when it arrived it turns out it's fully lined (poly lining no less). I wanted something for spring and summer days (70s and 80s), is the full lining going to make it way too hot for my needs? Should I return it and find something at least half-lined?
     
  4. TM79

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    To each their own but it seems needless to get finished buttonholes unless you go bespoke.

    If you decide to do so, I'm sure a good tailor will understand how linen reacts once worn and take this into consideration. I go to bespoke tailor for even my basic alterations and I've never had to ask a single question - he just knows.

    My guess is that yes a little wrinkle needs to be taken into account.
     
  5. TM79

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    Yes... I think full poly lining for a linen s/s jacket may be a bit much, especially in more humid climates.
     
  6. Biberach

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    thanks for the input

    but the sleeves are currently unfinished (ie no buttonholes and buttons haven't been sewn), I guess it would be a little weird if buttons are sewn without any (faux or functional) buttonholes..

    I actually called a reputable tailor this morning and was quoted 20 euro per buttonhole (hand sewn), it's expensive and he suggested me asking for department stores that have sewing machine to do this job which would cost about 50 euro for 8 buttonholes. This seems to be acceptable price for me.

    I forgot to ask the tailor about the sleeve length issue, and guess it might not be very helpful if I consult the department store alteration tailor.
     
  7. msulinski

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    Just get the buttons sewn on. You'll be fine without the fake holes.
     
  8. Biberach

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    and keep the current length?
     
  9. TM79

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    Yeah... if you go no working buttonholes I'd get buttons on there first and give it a few wears around the house or something to see how the sleeves react and change.

    20 EUR is quite expensive per buttonhole. My guy who does bespoke work only quotes me 10 USD per buttonhole.
     
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  11. Miracleco916

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    Hello

    I recently purchased these boots at a thrift store and would like to see if someone knows who the maker is.

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    Thank you
     
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    I believe its alligator belly and the sole says "super prime"


    Any help would be appreciated. Thank u
     
  15. DWFII

    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

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    Alligator tail more likely. And almost certainly a factory boot made across the border.

    The "superprime" is a generic stamp that is put on cut soles.
     
  16. Miracleco916

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    Thank you


    Is their any chance of identification of the maker?
     
  17. DWFII

    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

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    In the sense that it's factory made and made across the border, it's not only hard to know, it doesn't make any difference. It's surely some small outfit that no one has heard of and which may actually be making boots to be marketed under another name.
     
  18. Miracleco916

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    Appreciate it


    Thank you

    I was just confused by the 28.5 size on inside. I thought that was an European thing.
     
  19. JSDNJ

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    Cotton, linen or wool tan suit for summer wedding. If I go cotton or linen will I ever wear it again.
     
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    Absolutely yes! I live in Los Angeles, where the dressing culture is casual. I wear cotton and linen jackets and suits much more often than wool. Cotton is perfect for a casual night out, be it theatre or expensive restaurant. Just make sure the suit fits well in the shoulders when you buys it and take it to a good tailor to shorten the sleeves, trousers and trim the waist.
     
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