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no buttons on cuff?

EricE.

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just got an amazing sportcoat for very cheap and just couldnt miss out on the deal. The one thing i wonder now is that there are no buttons on the cuff (even though they were included in a separate box
). the salesman said that its an easy job for a tailor to make buttonholes etc. I just believed him, mainly because i wanted to believe him as i was looking for that kind of spoartcoat a long time.

is it normal in the higher priced segment that buttons are not put on the jacket yet??? ive bought some unfinished pants; but unfinished cuffs?

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acecow

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It's actually more common in the higher priced segment...
 

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I believe this allows easier tailoring of the sleeve length. And it should be relatively inexpensive for your tailor to make the buttonholes and install the buttons.
 

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It's just like suit pants - they're unfinished so that they can be tailored exactly for your body. You got something of quality.

You can get working buttonholes put in, but I think this costs around $100.
 

EricE.

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100$ for working button holes?? i paid 150$ for the spoartcoat....wow didnt expect that!
 

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I'm getting working button holes on my new suit for $50AU

As others have noted, the SA was spot on.
 

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This is found a lot on higher quality coats, they purposely leave the buttons off to allow for any adjustments to the sleeves to be made and will then add them on later.
 

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Or, you can just have buttons sewn on as a less expensive option o oworking button holes. The last time I had button holes made - 4 on each sleeve - it was about US$100.
 

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