Is it possible to create working button holes on RTW jackets?

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  1. PeterEliot

    PeterEliot Well-Known Member

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    I want to try a casual summer look with a white linen sport coat, sleeves rolled up. This obviously requires functional button holes on sleeves. I'm not looking into the bespoke route. So... has anyone tried to get a taylor to make real button holes on a RTW jacket? How much did it cost you?
     


  2. Nicola

    Nicola Senior member

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    Some RTW comes with working buttonholes. I've seen this on everything from fairly cheap to not cheap.

    Some come ready to have the holes cut. This is better since it's easier to adjust sleeve length. These jackets are more expensive usually.

    Yes a tailor can do it. Prices here I guess are much lower then the US.
     


  3. nmprisons

    nmprisons Senior member

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    yes. cost depends on the tailor.
     


  4. Supergenius

    Supergenius Senior member

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    In LA my tailor, Jonathan Behr, will do it. I think he charges around $50. I have had it done to 2 of my sportcoats.
     


  5. Agnacious

    Agnacious Senior member

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    I have taken older rtw to Neimans and they did it, Saks does it also. They are machine made and run about $100 if I remember correctly.
     


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    cwh812 Senior member

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    I think Wilfred's price is around $80. They will definitely do it.
     


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    taxgenius Senior member

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    I think Wilfred's price is around $80. They will definitely do it.

    Correct, $10 per button is the going rate.
     


  8. Mata_Leao

    Mata_Leao Well-Known Member

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    I believe that Richard Lim at High Society in LA will do working buttonholes for $20.
     


  9. Cant kill da Rooster

    Cant kill da Rooster Senior member

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    Why do you want to roll them up? Its not comfortable and it doesn't look good.

    Save your money and buy another jacket.
     


  10. porcelain monkey

    porcelain monkey Senior member

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    My tailor tells me it depends on how the sleeves are finished. The higher end the jacket, the better luck you will have.
     


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    Bull Senior member

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    $10/buttonhole is the going rate on Oak Street here in Chicago. Strikes me as crazy high.
     


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