Working Button Holes - Yay or Nay

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  1. earthdragon

    earthdragon Senior member

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    I am curious , as I currently have 3 Suits (Trousers to be Cuffed) and 6 Jackets that require Button Placement only (zero Tailoring).

    The likely cost at my Local Tailor is probably just under $1K , with working button holes/or a Shit load less at the local Dry Cleaners.

    How many people go with working buttons?
     


  2. Macallan

    Macallan Senior member

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    Save your money and leave the buttons alone.

    I have jackets (sport jackets and suit jackets) with and without working buttons, it does not make a difference; it does seem nicer when putting the jacket on, but I forget about it afterwards.

    If I am getting a bespoke jacket or suit made, I would want working buttons; however, would not spend the money on tailoring for rtw jackets.


    Spend the money on decent scotch, Cuban cigars and hookers instead ;)
     


  3. earthdragon

    earthdragon Senior member

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    my thinking exactly
    Spend the money on decent scotch, Cuban cigars and hookers instead
     


  4. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    They're pretty much pointless. You basically get them for free on a bespoke garment (or at least, I've never thought to ask, "can I get $100 off if we do fake buttonholes?") but I wouldn't pay to have them put on a RTW coat.
     


  5. Coburn

    Coburn Senior member

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    Don't put them on RTW.

    I have them on my MTM suits but they come with the price. I actually tried to negotiate a price break to forgo the working button holes. No traction with the tailor on that point.
     


  6. VinnyMac

    VinnyMac Senior member

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    I would have gotten working buttonholes to begin with rather than going through this jazz. If you have to pay to get them added, then skip it.
     


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