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The best way to put on a high armhole suit jacket

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by hymo, Oct 17, 2009.

  1. hymo

    hymo Senior member

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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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    Finally...I get to use this [​IMG]
     
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    Sometimes when I read this forum I think I am on crazy pills or something.
     
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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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    eHaberdasher Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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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.


    Doesn't your manservant hold it up properly for you? I'm shocked. [​IMG]
     
  8. dv3

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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.

    You mean this:

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  9. Don Carlos

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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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    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...

    Yeah, he definitely does that on TWW. Looks pretty cool actually, if looking cool while putting on a jacket is something to aim for.
     
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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...
    Wikipedia says: "Sheen has limited lateral movement of his left arm, which is three inches shorter than his right, due to its being crushed by forceps during his birth.This restricts him from putting on a coat in the typical manner; instead, he flips it up and over his head from the front, as clearly demonstrated throughout the run of The West Wing." But yeah, I think he puts the jacket in front of him, puts in one arm, puts in another hand, and flips the jacket over his head. It happened all the time on the show.
     
  18. voxsartoria

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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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    Sometimes when I read this forum I think I am on crazy pills or something.


    No kidding. Esp after trying to catch up a bit after a 3 year hiatus....
     

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