What are the buttons under my lapels for? And what's with this strip of fabric?

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  1. tobiasj

    tobiasj Senior member

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    My new blazer has buttons on the underside of the lapels, one on each side, just above the notch. What are they for?

    Also, on the inside right, down near the pocket, it has a short strip of fabric held in place by two buttons (it's removable).

    My first thought was that the strip of fabric must be used to connect the two buttons under the lapels in inclement weather, sort of like a throat latch--but it's far too short for this.

    Any ideas? I will post pics if necessary.

    Thanks
     


  2. Ich_Dien

    Ich_Dien Senior member

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    It is for a throat latch.
     


  3. tobiasj

    tobiasj Senior member

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    It would be far too high/tight, I think:

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    Can't think what else it would be for though...
     


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    Yeh it's a throat tab thing for a rather small head and neck..
     


  5. tobiasj

    tobiasj Senior member

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    Wow, that is stupid. It's RLBL--don't the people who make their jackets know what they're doing? Using it would amount to garotting myself.

    Anyways thanks guys.

    PS: Mike DT--congratulations on not including a reference to China in your post :)
     


  6. TonyThe Tailor

    TonyThe Tailor Senior member

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    Throat latch: gives you the option of showing it as a tab, or if you don't feel like it, gives a place to keep it so it won't be misplaced
     


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    a tailor Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Tobias watch out RLBL is plotting to get you with their secret garotting device. its a good thing you consulted us.
     
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    Does anybody actually use a throat latch on any jacket?
     


  10. tobiasj

    tobiasj Senior member

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    Only if there's a style blogger in the area, and even then it would hide my perfect tie dimple, so no :)
     


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    I do. Even on my business suits when it's raining/cold in London.
     
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    Biking to work, all the time.
     


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