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Vents in back of shirts

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by alchimiste, Apr 23, 2005.

  1. alchimiste

    alchimiste Senior Member

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    Are pleats (central or on the sides) necessary on a shirt? Or is it just for RTW to accomodate as many people as possible?

    Mathieu
     


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    What do you mean by a "vent"? Not being difficult, just never heard the term.
     


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    I like side pleats, on RTW or otherwise.
     


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    They give it a more refined look, but on casual shirts I prefer no pleats for a closer fit on the back.
     


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    alchimiste Senior Member

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    Yes I meant pleats.
     


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    Necessary? No.
    Many consider side pleats a nice styling feature.
    Center back pleats? Ugh. Except on Safari or Hiking shirts.
     


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    Can center pleats be turned into side pleats? My Barbera shirt that I had the pocket removed from has center pleats, and I would prefer side pleats.
     


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    alchimiste Senior Member

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    What's best for fit? (I have rather narrow shoulders and I rather slim overall).
     


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    Yes - any good seamstress can do that.


    Side pleats. They place the extra fullness where it is needed which is over the shoulder blades.
     


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    (Alexander Kabbaz @ April 23 2005,12:18) Many consider side pleats a nice styling feature.
    What's best for fit? (I have rather narrow shoulders and I rather slim overall).
    Correct me if I am wrong, I think pleats are more for the function of facilitating movements rather than fit. My question on pleats is, how deep are they, or is there a standard, and how far down does it extend downwards.
     


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    1/2" to 3/4" is usual for side pleats. If the shirts are pressed correctly, a 1/2" pleat will "dissipate" after about 5" or 5 1/2"; a 3/4" pleat will go a little longer, maybe 6" plus.
     


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