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Deal Breakers

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by NORE, Jan 6, 2011.

  1. NORE

    NORE Distinguished Member

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    What's a deal breaker for you? For instance, one of mine is single vents.

    Discuss.
     


  2. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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  3. comrade

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    Ticket pockets.
     


  4. aj_del

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    Sleeves longer than 26", rise shorter than 11"
     


  5. Gradstudent78

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    Working sleeve buttons on a RTW sport coat or suit jacket.
     


  6. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    Good call on the working buttons ... unless the sleeves just happen to be the right length

    No vents
    Cutaway collars
    Gaudy patination
    Pointy lasts
     


  7. Matt S

    Matt S Senior Member

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    My deal breakers are:
    -Vent-less jackets (except for formal wear)
    -4x1 and 6x1 button stance on double-Breasted jackets
    -Notch lapels and single vents on a double-breasted jacket
    -Single vents on a single-breasted jacket aren't a deal breaker, but the jacket has to be amazing in every other way and a really good deal for me to get one
    -Sack jackets
    -Reverse pleats or scissor pleats on trousers
    -I wouldn't say flat fronts are a deal breaker for me, but they NEVER fit me properly.
    -Shirt pockets
    -Edge-stitched collars and cuffs
    -Contrast collar shirts with button cuffs
    -Box pleats on the back of shirts
    -polyester
    -All shoes except slip-ons must be Goodyear welted
    -overly square toes
    -Bicycle toes
    -corrected grain
    -furs
     


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    escheriff Well-Known Member

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    Single vents, no vents, double or triple pleats, narrow Brioni collars (you know what I mean), contrasting white collars.
     


  9. dragon8

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    No vents, skinny lapels and 2 button suits
     


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    RSS Stylish Dinosaur

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    Too numerous to list.

    But a big one ... if trousers haven't double forward pleats ... I don't want them.
    Another is the presence of a visible logo.
     


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    peak lapels on SB jackets.
     


  12. Matt S

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    Sleeves longer than 26", rise shorter than 11"

    A poor fit should be a deal breaker for anyone. A rise shorter than 12 inches won't fit me, but neither will a size 36 jacket. I think these lists should be about styles and features, not fits. I could keep going on about all the clothes that don't fit me.
     


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    RSS Stylish Dinosaur

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    Of course, when it comes to things bespoke ... there is no deal breaker.
     


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    Gaudy plaids/stripes
    Sack
    double pleated pants
    unfinished sleeves (no competent tailors around)
     


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    Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price
     


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