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Working buttonholes on RTW suits

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Ambulance Chaser, Mar 23, 2005.

  1. Brian SD

    Brian SD Senior member

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    I thought we were talking about buying RTW suits with buttonholes on them already, so I voted no.

    Some Jil Sander suits come with extra buttons and no sleeve buttonholes or buttons. I assume this is to enforce the artisinal feel of her suits.
     
  2. sashae

    sashae Senior member

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    My new Kiton sportjacket came with unfinished sleeves, so I'm considering doing working buttonholes. Has anyone used Dynasty Tailors on 38th in NYC for working buttonholes, and if not, do we have a consensus on who would be the best to do it?

    For obvious reasons, I'd rather not screw it up.

    -s
     
  3. Thracozaag

    Thracozaag Senior member

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    I'd take it to a Kiton tailor, either at the store or at BG.

    koji
     
  4. johnw86

    johnw86 Senior member

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    With all due respect, sleeve buttons also serve no function other than appearance, so I'm not sure that working buttonholes are any less practical.
     
  5. Buster

    Buster Senior member

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    zjpj83 Senior member

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    What is their pricing on alterations? A pants hem, for instance? I have been using Bhambis who are very expensive - $30 for taking in waist and $20 for the hem, works out to be quite a lot. Thanks zj
     
  7. Buster

    Buster Senior member

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    zj,

    I have no experience with them other than that. Even this was arraged by the owner of the store I bought the suit in, so I actually paid him ($40 for 8 working buttonholes).

    B
     

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