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imitation buttonholes --> working buttonholes

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I know a plain sleeve can be converted into working buttonholes, but can imitation buttonholes be converted into working? How will this alteration look?
 

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Yes, and it won't look any different.
 

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Usually $6-10 per button hole, depending on tailor.
 

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Originally Posted by ryoneo
Usually $6-10 per button hole, depending on tailor.

I was quoted $90 for 8 buttons from my (new) tailor. He took in my jacket, shortened jacket sleeves and hemmed trousers for $90 as well. I think he is expensive, but he does a great job.
 

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Sometimes the lining has to be resewn to allow the sleeves to actually function and be rolled etc.
 

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anybody have a good recommendation in nyc?
 

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Originally Posted by Mr. Moo
I was quoted $90 for 8 buttons from my (new) tailor. He took in my jacket, shortened jacket sleeves and hemmed trousers for $90 as well. I think he is expensive, but he does a great job.

Originally Posted by hitokiri8
I just paid $120 at RL Beverly Hills to have working button holes done to my RLPL blazer. Guess I overpaid...

Again, depends on the tailor and the work being done. Many on this forum state the average is about $10-15 per buttonhole. For me, my tailor charges $8.
 

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Originally Posted by fcuknu
anybody have a good recommendation in nyc?

There's a thread or two about that. Actually, there are three or four right at the bottom of this page.
 

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Originally Posted by fcuknu
anybody have a good recommendation in nyc?
Jonathan's Embroidery ($1 per hole).
 

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So what can you actually do with the working buttonholes, roll the jacket sleeve? Just leave them open? How does that work / look? Very curious because I'm all proud & happy about getting a new suit that has . . . working buttonholes. Thanks.
 

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You leave them open so people know you're a playa.
 

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Originally Posted by grimslade
You leave them open so people know you're a playa.

Cool, I need that. Desperately.
 

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