- Nov 24, 2007
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This might be a silly question, but what is the point of those white threads on the shoulder, arms, and legs of new suits? It doesn't seem to do anything?
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To hold the suit together til you get it home.
Thanks for the real answers. I was curious b/c not all my suits had them, so I wasn't sure if it was supposed to be for measurements or something.SirGrotius 100% for show, of course. It's intended to convey the sense that it's been hand tailored, but you probably know better.
AlexE to pretend the suit has been handcrafted and basted by a world class tailor only waiting to be customized to your body ... of course in reality it might have been fused together by a bunch of slave laborers in the third world.
JohnnyLaw It's called basting. It serves no apparent purpose.
That is false, I pulled the threads after I dunked the suit in my pool and nothing happened.One time I got home with a new suit and pulled those threads. The suit burst into flame and was quickly consumed.
I'm not sure about that either, I tried smoking the shoulder on my suit and nothing happened.You see, back in the 1960's, the Italian mafia used to transport the white powder in suits (stored in the suit canvas), you pull the white thread to get the drugs out.
to pretend the suit has been handcrafted and basted by a world class tailor only waiting to be customized to your body ... of course in reality it might have been fused together by a bunch of slave laborers in the third world.
I think they're there to laugh at when somebody doesn't take them out. Kinda like the cashmere tags on the sleeves of coats that my friend SWEAR you shouldn't remove.
That pick stitching is meant to stick around.