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Fused / Glued Ralph Lauren Suit?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by edparo, Jan 18, 2019.

  1. edparo

    edparo New Member

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    Hi Gals and Gents,

    I have this Ralph Lauren Black Label suit and I seriously wonder if this one is fused / glued, since it has these strange bubbles and wrinkles underneath the lapel.

    Thank you!

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  2. jefferyd

    jefferyd Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    Those wrinkles are normal and are the result of what we call "drawing the bridle". In order to prevent the roll of the lapel from gaping or popping away from the chest we sew a length of straight-cut cloth along the roll line and pull it as we sew, to shorten the roll line. Many cloths allow us to press away the wrinkles completely, but with some cloth they don't go away entirely; they are hidden under the lapel so you shouldn't worry about it.
     

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    edparo New Member

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    Thank you indeed, Sir,

    So you don't believe that this is a glued / fused jacket?
     

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    starro Senior Member

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    Hard to tell from pictures. Pinch the material, and if your curiosity is still not overcome, then undo a few stitches in the lining and peek in!
     

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