East Sicily Tailors

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  1. Mr. Six

    Mr. Six Senior member

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    Turned out great, UC. The lapel shape in particular is really appealing. Congrats!
     


  2. UrbanComposition

    UrbanComposition Senior member

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    Palmisciano is finishing the sleeves on the gunclub and just sent me this photo with the question "two buttons or three?"

    I've already decided two, because why not. It's sportivo.

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  3. lordsuperb

    lordsuperb Senior member

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    Did you get the pant and jacket fabric from the same bolt of cloth? That looks really good.
     


  4. UrbanComposition

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    Different bolt, but no difference in shade.
     


  5. dieworkwear

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    I like two, but with a little spacing between the buttons. IMO, it makes the style look more intentional (and a little more in-line with the old Brooks Brothers way). The style is basically the regular placement on the last-most button, and then 1" spacing between the first cut buttonhole and the second. Anything more and it also ends up looking like a three-button cuff where a tailor forgot the middle button.


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  6. UrbanComposition

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  7. bry2000

    bry2000 Senior member

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    Thanks for posting, DWW. I may give the two button look a try. Some of the Italian tailors have tried to get me to do one button. But I always revert to 3 or 4 buttons.
     


  8. dieworkwear

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    It can be a pain in the ass to get right though. I think the style is foreign to a lot of tailors, so you're basically taking a risk. You might get a sleeve with two buttons that are too close together (making it look like half of a four-button sleeve) or too far apart (making it look like a three-button cuff without the middle button). Might help to say you'd like one-inch of space between the two buttonholes, but then you'll also become one of those customers everyone complains about.

    Ideally, your spirit would cradle your tailor from behind as he's putting the buttons down, like that Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze scene in Ghost.
     
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  9. Wes Bourne

    Wes Bourne Senior member

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    My default is two buttons with 1'' between the buttonholes.

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    First suit I had done with 2 button sleeves was spaced a little wider, with exactly the width of a button between the 2 buttons. It does look a bit odd, but I've also seen this wider placement on a bunch of old pics, so that's also 'historically correct'.
     


  10. Wes Bourne

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    I print this out and stuff it in the breast pocket when I drop off a jacket for alterations:

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  11. Wes Bourne

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    ^ Forgot: I'd rather risk being 'one of those customers everyone complains about' than being unhappy with results because of miscommunication. Tbh, I don't think the alteration guys mind. If anything, they always seem happy that I like their work and keep coming back to them.
     


  12. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Senior member

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    #OneInchBrothers
     


  13. Wes Bourne

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    #OCDness
     


  14. hippotamus

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    Very nice DB and also looking for the gun club.

    Would go for 2 Button cuff especially after the post by DWW
     


  15. emptym

    emptym Moderator Moderator

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    Great thread, UC, and threads.

    + 1 for two buttons w that spacing. But only for sport coats. And I'm more low tech in my request:
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    Btw, I like my quarters to be in between the X and )( DW was talking about, like this:

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