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Southwick MTM Advice Needed

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by spitfirees20, Feb 3, 2011.

  1. The Louche

    The Louche Senior member

    Oct 31, 2008
    School is in session. Thanks for the lesson.

  2. spitfirees20

    spitfirees20 Senior member

    Dec 10, 2008
    Because lapels and collars are die-cut for maximum precision and if the customer wants a width of lapel for which dies are not available, new patterns have to be custom made for the facing, undercollar and top collar, because the facing is the one piece whose grainline depends on the width of the lapel and thus must be manually rotated in a marker when it changes which is a PITA in a shop which is aiming for a bit of efficiency.

    It's really one of the few alterations that are usually actively discouraged.

    Guess I lucked out in liking the lapel width, but thanks for that info. Good to know for the future.
  3. wizard2193

    wizard2193 Member

    May 22, 2015
    You can order Southwick suit jackets or sportcoats in either half canvas or full canvass and for $50 extra bucks I prefer the horsehair in the full canvas construction of the Southwick suit.

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