As I was having lunch yesterday, I noticed that my blazer had no vent on the cuff and the buttons where just sewn onto the sleeve. I found this to be odd. So, I went home and looked at my other blazers. Apparently, when I had my jackets tailored (the sleeves shortened), the tailor just hacked off the vents on the sleeves. Now when I look at any of my jackets, I feel that they look cheap. I have no idea how I have not noticed this. I'm pretty pissed because most of the jackets were $2k plus. So, I guess my questions are: Is this normal practice? For future tailoring, can the sleeves be removed and shortened from the top (near the shoulder) thus preserving the sleeve vent? Other than this, my tailor has done a great job and came highly recommended. He has been a tailor for 50+ years....so i'm kind of confused. This is my first post, although I've been checking out the forum for a few years. Thanks!!