The best way to put on a high armhole suit jacket

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  1. hymo

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    I recently had a bespoke suit made with high armholes and a silk sateen lining. I wonder how one gets into such a jacket? The way I'm currently doing it might cause the lining near the armpits to tear in a short while. There's a lot of stretching and abrasion.

    Let's share some best practices here.
     


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    Suggest singing "That guy in a little coat" while doing it. Not that it'll help, but if someone is watching it'll make it more comical.
     


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    Hand the jacket to the nearest beautiful woman and have her open the jacket up, allowing you to slip both arms in, and voila!
     


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    I recently had a bespoke suit made with high armholes and a silk sateen lining. I wonder how one gets into such a jacket? The way I'm currently doing it might cause the lining near the armpits to tear in a short while. There's a lot of stretching and abrasion.

    Let's share some best practices here.


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    Suggest singing "That guy in a little coat" while doing it. Not that it'll help, but if someone is watching it'll make it more comical.

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    Suggest singing "That guy in a little coat" while doing it. Not that it'll help, but if someone is watching it'll make it more comical.

    Pretty sure it's "fat guy in a little coat," but +1 nonetheless.
     


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    Pretty sure it's "fat guy in a little coat," but +1 nonetheless.

    Years ago when I was in high school, a larger friend of mine would do that to my jacket though it never ripped.
     


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    I have half a mind to hire my tailor as butler. Much more practice than any random beautiful woman, and he even gives my shirt sleeves a tug to show the obligatory half inch.
     


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    Pretty sure it's "fat guy in a little coat," but +1 nonetheless.

    Well, that does make more sense...
     


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    I remember seeing Martin Sheen interviewed a wile back and he explained that, owing to a shoulder injury, he had developed a hybrid over-the-head technique. I think he may ahve done it on the West Wing, but I never saw it. Have a feeling this may work. It's kind of a 'get one arm in first, then flick' kind of t'ing.

    EDIT: I don't mean putting it on like a sweater – I'm trying to track down a clip...
     


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    Suggest singing "That guy in a little boat" while doing it. Not that it'll help, but if someone is watching it'll make it more comical.

    ftfy
     


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