- Feb 22, 2011
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On a jacket, everything is sewn by hand except the central seam in the back....and the crescent of wood that helps the tailor shape the jacket's chest - the only tool used by the tailor other than a needle and silk thread.
Forgot to mention the lapels were machine padded too...
And the side seams, the darts, and the lining, and the facings, oh and the collar is padded by machine, and the chest is constructed by machine, the shoulder pad is made and inserted by machine, the felling is all done by machine, the shoulder and sleeves are done by machine, the buttonholes looked like squashed beetles but hey, at least they're done by hand....
was this based on one of your dissected jackets? If so, care to give the approximate production date of such jacket?
Yes, and not sure, but it's fairly recent. I've also seen some older ones which were made the same way; I don't think their construction has gone downhill, it was just never quite as hand-made as some claimed it was.
jeffery, what do you not like about Kiton's buttonholes?
I obviously agree that Kiton's insistence on marketing their garments as nearly 100% handmade is bordering on criminally false representation
“Magazines can’t just carry on saying this brand is good, and this brand is good, and this brand is good,” he says, gesticulating at the jackets hanging on the walls of the Kiton showroom. “They need to explain the difference to men by going into the real detail. We need to give power back to the consumer.”Originally Posted by KitonCEO
The fabrics are wonderful and, on me, the fit is great.
FTFY. Especially in the context of the article in which they stated
I do have to give it to them that their garments are light as a feather and consequently very, very comfortable.
I kind of feel that their fabrics are so light that they boarderline on garbage. A strong fart could blow out the seat of their trousers.
Correct, but the gist of the article is that finer cloths are not necessarily more fragile. My Kiton garments seem to wear just fine.