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The BlazerSuit™ ... Part Deux!

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Manton, Feb 23, 2009.

  1. grimslade

    grimslade Senior member

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    But link buttons are brilliant.

    Manton, they're just double-sided buttons, with button holes on both sides.
     
  2. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    But link buttons are brilliant.

    Manton, they're just double-sided buttons, with button holes on both sides.


    But I don't want buttonholes on the right side of my jacket front, especially on the top and bottom buttons.
     
  3. Bird's One View

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    But I don't want buttonholes on the right side of my jacket front, especially on the top and bottom buttons.

    Ooops. that cotter pin is not looking so good for the top button either ....
     
  4. grimslade

    grimslade Senior member

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    But I don't want buttonholes on the right side of my jacket front, especially on the top and bottom buttons.

    The top button is a problem on a 3B, it's true. The button one, not so much. The goal would be to design it, as far as possible, to be invisible from the front. Perhaps that's a pipe dream.
     
  5. Smahatma

    Smahatma Senior member

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    My very pedestrian attempt at a The BlazerSuitâ„¢ commission
    light grey flannel with brown horn buttons, only two patch pockets though, as I am still too weak in the iGent heart for a breast patch pocket

    [​IMG]
     
  6. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I hate that shade of grey, but it's a clever solution that probably makes more sense in Dallas. Rotate in a pair of dark grey trousers and you're good to go.
     
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    I think so.

    I'm getting a Navy jacket with the patch pockets from Jason pretty soon. I was debating which buttons.
     
  9. tps16

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    My very pedestrian attempt at a The BlazerSuitâ„¢ commission
    light grey flannel with brown horn buttons, only two patch pockets though, as I am still too weak in the iGent heart for a breast patch pocket

    [​IMG]


    I can't see how that works as a blazer... Does the cloth have a herringbone pattern that has been washed out? Also, is it really that light? The fit is nice though, and I like the buttons.
     
  10. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Senior member

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    You need to us linked buttons, like a cufflink, so you can change out the buttons on the blazer suit and use ones appropriate for the occasion.

    good idea

    Show me this...please.

    George Hamilton supposedly does this on a suit -- has buttons to swap out to use it as a blazer, suit coat and something else, either a sport coat or a DJ.

    That's like BlazerSuit™ 2.0 ... badass ...

    Do it. That's something I could totally get behind. I suppose I like such gimmicks.

    I'm dying to see this. If anyone has any pictures, I would greatly appreciate it.

    I have to say, I don't understand how it would work. Link fronts make sense for the waist button, but what do you do about the other front buttons, and the sleeve buttons?

    It's all in the execution - can you make the button hole small enough on the inside cot flap, so that the casual observer couldn't spot the trick. Not sure how to handle the coat sleeves, but I'm sure there's a good way.

    Detail pictures would start an SF revolution in button shank pr0n.


    Links would work on the sleeves. Do you fear the inside buttons would be uncomfortable?

    For the other front buttons, thread shank to a small metal loop and use cotter pins inside, like are used on Navy uniforms. (Metal blazer buttons, already shanked, could take the cotter pin directly.)


    Button covers seem undesirable. I would think they would feel cheap like those hollow metal buttons used on most RTW blazers.

    But link buttons are brilliant.

    Manton, they're just double-sided buttons, with button holes on both sides.


    But I don't want buttonholes on the right side of my jacket front, especially on the top and bottom buttons.

    The top button is a problem on a 3B, it's true. The button one, not so much. The goal would be to design it, as far as possible, to be invisible from the front. Perhaps that's a pipe dream.

    ^^ I suspect linked buttons are a secret feature of the SwissArmySuit™. Time will tell.

    Resolving these issues would take such skill, require the rediscovery of certain techniques, and then involve the creation of new construction insights that it could not be possible in the real world. Diagrams would have to be drawn up. Tests would have to be conducted. Quite possibily, multiple tailors would need to meet in a pub and debate not only how to do it, but perhaps the wisdom of flying an assassin across the Atlantic to snuff out the dude who would conceive of such a time consuming, meticulous task involving hours and hours of extra work.

    It would take a client cruel and fiendish...even merciless. A real asshole.

    No: the whole scenario is quite impossible. Like most nightmares, best forgetten in the day and left deep in the psyche at night.

    Return to your homes, gentlemen.


    - B
     
  11. culverwood

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    Sounds like a job for Mr Glennie
     
  12. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Senior member

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    Sounds like a job for Mr Glennie

    He might have to be involved to put the jet pack in back.


    - B
     
  13. eg1

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    I don't know-- the patch breast pocket seems increasingly au courant.

    http://www.butasforme.com/wp-content...awleySmoot.jpg


    I would not dispute that -- I, however, am anything but au courant ...

    Why? Do you think that devoting a whole, gigantic wall within a large (okay: palacial) office suite to framed and mounted photographs of exotic trips is a manifestly undemocratic snub to a world of cubicles, bank bailouts, and TGI Fridays?

    It could be worse, you know.

    [​IMG]

    I'm just a minor tyrant...so small as to be barely visible. Itsy bitsy. Like a speck, or mote.


    - B


    Couldn't you just spring for one of these (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_photo_frame) and save a whole whack of wallspace?
     
  14. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Senior member

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    Couldn't you just spring for one of these (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_photo_frame) and save a whole whack of wallspace?

    Actually, I've been toying with the idea of having all the frames replaced with digital ones so that I can have rotating photographs via WiFi from a photo server. An electrician is coming by next week to see about the practicality of the wiring for power.

    I probably won't do it because of the bother, but we'll see.


    - B
     
  15. RJman

    RJman Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The top button is a problem on a 3B, it's true. The button one, not so much. The goal would be to design it, as far as possible, to be invisible from the front. Perhaps that's a pipe dream.

    Resolving these issues would take such skill, require the rediscovery of certain techniques, and then involve the creation of new construction insights that it could not be possible in the real world. Diagrams would have to be drawn up. Tests would have to be conducted. Quite possibily, multiple tailors would need to meet in a pub and debate not only how to do it, but perhaps the wisdom of flying an assassin across the Atlantic to snuff out the dude who would conceive of such a time consuming, meticulous task involving hours and hours of extra work.

    It would take a client cruel and fiendish...even merciless. A real asshole.

    No: the whole scenario is quite impossible. Like most nightmares, best forgetten in the day and left deep in the psyche at night.

    Return to your homes, gentlemen.

    I am sure modern technology and the most ingenious ghostwriting minds of our generation can find a way.

    Actually, I've been toying with the idea of having all the frames replaced with digital ones so that I can have rotating photographs via WiFi from a photo server. An electrician is coming by next week to see about the practicality of the wiring for power.

    I probably won't do it because of the bother, but we'll see.


    - B

    The color scheme for your office reminds me of a primary school.

    - Jealous small-timer.
     
  16. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Senior member

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    I am sure modern technology and the most ingenious ghostwriting minds of our generation can find a way.

    It should be ready at the end of next week. Finally.

    The color scheme for your office reminds me of a primary school.

    - Jealous small-timer.


    Food fight!


    - B
     
  17. RJman

    RJman Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Foo fight!
    Fixed.
     
  18. Mr. Claymore

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    I actually once had a customer who had a blazer with solid gold buttons. He did not trust his dry cleaner with it so he had the coat made (I do not know where) with small holes in the front and on the sleeves so that the buttons could be attached with cotter pins. He then removed the buttons when he sent it to the cleaners. If i recall correctly the blazer was quarter lined, which would make it much easier to get to the front buttons at least.
     
  19. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The cloth on BlazerSuitâ„¢ 2.0 looks really nice in the daylight. I thought you would all want to know that.
     
  20. gherrmann

    gherrmann Senior member

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    I have to admit, this permutation is making me think about whether I need to revise my position on the deployment of pink shirts in the context of office attire.


    Slightly less CBD. Pink shirt, burg tie, brown croc belt, brown calf shoes.

    [​IMG]
     

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