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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. Van Veen

    Van Veen Senior member

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    Horn buttons will cost about $10-15 for the buttons (depending on # of sleeve buttons), and probably $1 a piece to get sewn on. I just had this done with a thrifted blazer and got the buttons here.
     
  2. tgt465

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    I hope you got these buttons:

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  3. Bartleby Trout

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    I went with 1. Will post a follow up when I receive it.
     
  4. patrickBOOTH

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    You can wear anything with these except a suit. Others will tell you you can wear them with a suit, but don't.
     
  5. aravenel

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    Absolutely this.
     
  6. Harold falcon

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    +1 on Alden. I am a fan, especially of their shell cordovan leather.


    Shortening the sleeve from the wrist about $10 per sleeve. From the shoulder can be much more expensive.

    Replacing the buttons themselves only about a dollar or two per button. The cost to purchase the buttons varies depending on source.

    EDIT - When I replace buttons I always ask the tailor to "double button" those buttons I'll be buttoning on a regular basis. So for example, on my overcoat I have the front buttons attached to smaller buttons on the back. I find that this offers greater strength and makes it less likely the button will come loose at some point in the future, while also putting less stress on the fabric itself. Actually, I have no idea if that's true but I like to think it is.

    In this instance I sewed the new buttons on myself, but you get the idea.

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    Backal

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  7. jcriswel

    jcriswel Senior member

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    Do you think the lapels on this jacket look dated?

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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I like the way it looks on you. It's darted in the back. That's why it feels snug. Sleeves are good. You will appreicate the length when you wear a jacket.
     
  10. jcriswel

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    Thanks for the opinion. I think "eighties" when I see wide lapels and large mouth, low hanging gorges. It's has a 3-2 button stance and the owner made the mistake of buttoning the top button. It probably would look better if the middle button was buttoned instead. I can't see how the lapels roll, if at all. Perhaps that would improve with pressing. Again, something bothers me about those lapels. They don't look contemporary like some of the more current jacket styles.
     
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  11. aravenel

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    Agreed, especially if you only button the middle button and let it roll.
     
  12. jrd617

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    The PRL Custom Fit shirts in M fit me perfectly otr except the sleeves are about 1.5/2 inches too short (6'1). Anyone know of any alternatives?
     
  14. jrd617

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    PRL makes long length sleeves (34-35)
     
  15. cidr

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    Mine are 2 years old, maybe they're longer now? Website says 33-34 for M, which sounds about right since I'm normally 35/36.
     
  16. sciphiyem

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    Anyone know of a suit similar to this one, but in the <$1K range?

    Also an ID on similar shoes would be great too.
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  17. jrd617

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    ^ Crockett and Jones has a couple brown laceups with dainite soles like that.
     
  18. yywwyy

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    That *brioni coat up there looks like it's been altered shorter. Really awkward looking!
     
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  19. Chase H

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  20. jcriswel

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    It has! Thanks for noticing. The label says the size is a Euro 52R. The length is 29" from BOC. In my experience, a Euro 52R has a length of 31" from BOC or more. That means the previous owner cut 2" off the bottom (a big alteration). The button stance and everything is thrown off when this is done. I agree. It looks awkward.
     

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