- Apr 12, 2015
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Anyone have photos of the hats on?
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I am not sure every suit jacket or sport coat Drakes has produced is unlined, but it does seem to be their house style, unlined, soft shoulder, patch pockets. So most jackets/sport coats will likely be unlined.Question. Are all drakes blazers and jackets unlined? Any particular reason if so? I’d think winter jackets should be lined but maybe they use heavier materials? Also many of the unlined wools can show the shirt color vaguely underneath, no? Doesn’t that really make the suits quite informal ? As in not for any formal office setting ?
I think for a while, and maybe still today, many men equated an unlined jacket with a "higher quality" jacket. The logic is that, since you don't line the jacket, you expose the internal seams, which means the tailor/ maker has to spend more time and effort to neatly finish those seams. When you line a jacket, you cover up all the internal work, so it doesn't matter much how the seams look. But when a jacket is unlined, you have to tape the seams so they look nice. Many guys assume that's a direct measure of quality, or it's a proxy for quality. You assume that no one would cheap out on the rest of the jacket if they spent the time to finish the seams.Question. Are all drakes blazers and jackets unlined? Any particular reason if so? I’d think winter jackets should be lined but maybe they use heavier materials? Also many of the unlined wools can show the shirt color vaguely underneath, no? Doesn’t that really make the suits quite informal ? As in not for any formal office setting ?
I've never understood this one. Unless they're handmade button holes, how is there any more inherent "quality" in functioning machine made button holes that have been cut open?So then when you're at a store, the salesperson can say "oh look, the cuff buttons also work."
Fully agree, I take working buttonholes as a negative. I always need to get my sleeves shortened and adjusting at the shoulders is harder work, more expensive, and usually ends with inferior results. Unfinished sleeves should be the true mark of quality!I guess it's one less alteration at the tailor but as someone who usually needs arms shortened on jackets, it makes shopping for RTW very frustrating IMO.
When I ordered my suits one came from Nyc and one from London. The Nyc suits are unfinished so you can take them up at the cuffs. The London have the cut button holes. Don’t ask me why this is so. Maybe brits genetically have longer armsFully agree, I take working buttonholes as a negative, I always need to get my sleeves shortened and adjusting at the shoulders is harder, more expensive, and often results in inferior results. Unfinished sleeves should be the true mark of quality!
Can anyone speak to the sizing on the 100% linen overshirts? I have a 41" chest measurement and typically wear 40R in sport coats ... would a Medium or Large be most appropriate?To add to this, I've got two of the "heavy weight linen" over shirts and they're fantastic
I think you would be a Medium.
I’ve just purchased one and took an XL. I typically wear 42R and love the fit of the XL. I could have taken a L as well, but think that these look better when not perfectly fitted (hence overshirt, I suppose).
I think you should go for large. I'm between 38R and 40R and take a medium in their overshirts, medium would be really slim fitting on you.