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Two-button jacket into three

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by DPDNYC, Dec 3, 2003.

  1. DPDNYC

    DPDNYC Active Member

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    Has anyone had a two-button suit jacket recast as a three button? Can it be done well and at a reasonable cost (say, $100)? Any recommendations for tailors in NYC who can do this?
    Thanks.
     


  2. scnupe7

    scnupe7 Distinguished Member

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    I have done it a couple of times. I think it was around $20 when I did it. Well worth it. I also saw it done on Queer Eye For The Straight Guy.
     


  3. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    bengal-stripe Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    Another thing, the two existing buttonholes are likely to be machine made. An additional handmade buttonhole would stick out like the proverbial sore thumb.

    Even if they are handmade; nobody is likely to match exactly the color of the thread nor the "handwriting" of the original seamstress.
     


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