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Isaia shirt - French cuff conversion

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Avers, Aug 13, 2006.

  1. Avers

    Avers Well-Known Member

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    I came accross nice Isaia shirt with unusual twist.

    It had barrell cufs, however there were two separate French cuffs pieces enclosed.

    What's the deal here? Does this mean the shirt can be converted to French cuffs? How would one do the conversion? I assume a tailor needs to be involved.

    Any idea on the cost of such job?

    Thank you,
    William
     
  2. chobochobo

    chobochobo Senior member Moderator

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    I came accross nice Isaia shirt with unusual twist.

    It had barrell cufs, however there were two separate French cuffs pieces enclosed.

    What's the deal here? Does this mean the shirt can be converted to French cuffs? How would one do the conversion? I assume a tailor needs to be involved.

    Any idea on the cost of such job?

    Thank you,
    William


    That's the first I've heard of such an arrangement. Interesting. Perhaps the french cuffs were original and then swapped out?

    It would need a tailor or alterations person to swap it out. I've had 'cuff-work' done and it's not too pricey, maybe 10usd.
     
  3. kabert

    kabert Senior member

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    I've seen lots of these at Neiman-Marcus recently. I assume production is easier for Isaia (no leftover FC shirts sitting in the warehouse that they have a harder time selling) and I guess they're not overly concerned that those who want FC will be put-off by having to retain a tailor to swap the cuffs. By the way, I think some that I've seen at N-M have had FC sewn on but have the barrel cuffs included with the shirt. Odd. Presumably, the tailors at N-M will do it for a minor fee -- @$20.
     
  4. Avers

    Avers Well-Known Member

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    There were several shirts by Isaia in the store and only one had additional french cuffs.

    The shirt looked unaltered to me, so I assume that's the way it came from the factory.

    William
     
  5. pkincy

    pkincy Senior member

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    Yes, several of their models are shipped with 2 extra pockets and FCs. The shirt itself is pocketless and has barrel cuffs.

    I paid $10 to have one of the pockets sewed on mine. Kept it BC however, so I can't help there.

    Perry

    PS: absolutely love the shirts. Great great fabrics.
     

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