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Having MTM suit made with sportcoat button stance

rzapol

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Think I might get lambasted for this, but here goes.

I am going to be ordering a Hickey Freeman glen plaid suit soon (black and white with blue overlay). It is a gift and so I can only go through Hickey. I would actually like to pick up a new sportcoat as I am way lighter in that department than suits. Unfortunately I am just not that blown away by any of their current sportcoat fabrics.

As it is MTM it has occured to me that I could have the coat made with a sportcoat button stance (my understanding is that the button stance is higher for the sportcoat in the corresponding model for Hickey). That way I could consider throwing on the jacket in the evening with a pair of jeans and not feel like a total doink for wearing my suitcoat as a sportcoat as it would actually be a sportcoat (I would only feel like a partial doink). Opinions?

While I'm soliciting feedback. Trying to decide on the pants for the suit. I will probably get one of their trimmer models (barrett). Can't decide whether to go plain front or maybe a single pleat. Given that it is a timeless fabric and I am hoping to have it for some years I don't want to overly date myself by going plain front.

Any opinons on either question would be welcome.
 

Ianiceman

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What's your interpretation of your term 'sport coat button stance'?

My preference is for three button jackets so all my suits (bar one DB) and all my sport coats and blazers (bar one DB) have approximately the same button stance. Two button jackets are probably more popular on SF and I would suspect that for those proponents they may well have little variance in the preferred button stance between suit and sports jackets.

Anyway the beauty and the whole purpose of bespoke / MTM is that you can make your own choices and this and bollocks to everyone else. If it looks a little different from the norm well that's what will make it stand out from an OTR.
 

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Having a different button stance for a SC vs. suit seems unnecessary. The biggest differentiator of the two is fabric choice, and in distant second are certain details like pocket choice, button material, swelled/not edges, etc. SCs require a more textured, casual fabric, and don't work when done up in smooth, shinier worsteds typical of a conservative suit.
 

The Louche

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Originally Posted by polar-lemon
Having a different button stance for a SC vs. suit seems unnecessary. The biggest differentiator of the two is fabric choice, and in distant second are certain details like pocket choice, button material, swelled/not edges, etc. SCs require a more textured, casual fabric, and don't work when done up in smooth, shinier worsteds typical of a conservative suit.

This. I will say, however, that if you want to break a suit up and use the coat as an SC occasionally, glen plaid is about the smartest pattern to work with.
 

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