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Double vents?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by misterbowles, Feb 19, 2005.

  1. misterbowles

    misterbowles Senior Member

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    Any advice on having my tailor add double vents to a non-vented suit? Is it fairly easy to do or nearly impossible on a non-vented coat like this: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws....MEWN:IT ?
     


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    amirrorcrackd Senior Member

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    I think it's impossible. You don't have enough extra fabric for the two sides to overlap.

    Dan
     


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    Nick M Distinguished Member

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    Impossible, unfortunately.

    Side vents need more fabric than no vents - the sides overlap with the back - so you're pretty much out of luck.
     


  4. misterbowles

    misterbowles Senior Member

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    I was afraid this would be the case. Oh well... I guess my search for the ultimate suit will have to continue.
     


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    misterbowles--

    Please. Don't jump to conclusions. Unless you are unusually broad in the beam, no vents is a classic look you may want to adopt. (After all, Cary Grant and Adolphe Menjou were hardly chopped liver. . . .)

    Just one geek's opinion.
     


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    Agree with Mike (good to hear from him again). Much too much is made of vents, especially double vents. Astaire wore a single vent. The real issue is the drape and fit of the suit.
     


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    I'm thinking you're a musician since this seems of such importance, heh. koji
     


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    No, I just dig double vents.
     


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    STYLESTUDENT--

    Thanks for the welcoming words. It's nice to think one's verbiage is noticed.

    Regards,

    Mike
     


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