Stretch marks near buttons on a waistcoat

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  1. ericcartman

    ericcartman Member

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    Does anyone know whether the horizontal creases at the buttons on some waistcoats are caused by having a garment with a floating canvas? I think I have mostly observed these on expensive suits. This is probably an eccentric preference, but I really like those creases. Maybe because, especially on a taller person, any horizontal line breaks up the length of the overall figure. Which is probably why I also like tie-clips. I haven't been able to find a photograph to illustrate this, in case it is not clear, but I will try to add one later.
     
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    bloke11 Well-Known Member

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    That is most ridiculous. Obviously the answer is no.
     
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    The nice thing about Simon Crompton, is that he not only very stylish but also extremely polite. To have one without the other seems odd.
     
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    bengal-stripe Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    A waistcoat is not constructed with a canvas interfacing. There might be a a narrow strip of a light cotton fabric sewn-in to stabilize the front-edge and the buttonholes, but that;s about all.

    Those creases you describe sound to me more like a waistcoat that is too tight; maybe the owner has put on weight. :D
     
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    I see. Thank you very much.
     

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