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The Great Navy Blazer Conundrum

Pete E

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Quick question to those who mention changing buttons...

My current blazer has a lining. When you change the buttons, do you simply sew the new ones on the stitching shows on top of the lining, or do people have the lining "opened" and the buttons changed such that when finished, the inside stitching is hidden as it was originally?
 

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Quick question to those who mention changing buttons...

My current blazer has a lining. When you change the buttons, do you simply sew the new ones on the stitching shows on top of the lining, or do people have the lining "opened" and the buttons changed such that when finished, the inside stitching is hidden as it was originally?

Neither -- @jefferyd has a great tutorial on his blog

It is pretty straightforward. Just be sure to mark the positions of the old buttons when you remove them.
 

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Many thanks for that, it is indeed a very good tutorial.."

From a quick look "Just catching the surface cloth..." was the explanation I was looking for...

Thanks again,

Peter
I wouldn't just catch the surface of the fabric as that will not be secure enough; go through the fabric completely but not all the way to the lining. If the jacket is canvassed, I would also go through the canvas layer.
 

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I wouldn't just catch the surface of the fabric as that will not be secure enough; go through the fabric completely but not all the way to the lining. If the jacket is canvassed, I would also go through the canvas layer.

Yes you are right, it was my paraphrasing that was a bit vague/sloppy....
 
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I found this blazer for $750. Canali, crease resistant. What can I get that is better for $750? Looking for a solid navy everyday kind of blazer for work and travel. I have a charcoal suit, and a few more colorful and fun blazers and suits. But looking for a quality staple. Suggestions?
 

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Planning 2x navy blazers:
a) HFW mockleno 244 (half lined, mid-brown horn buttons)
b) navy DB, (half lined, gold buttons)
Live in a hot climate where a 9/10oz fresco is a year-round cloth.

Are there any other forum favourite cloths I can try for the double breasted jacket?
 

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