Information about Isaia Shadow Stripe Sport Coat - Linen-Silk (For Men)
Closeouts. When the light moves just so, you can detect the elegantly subtle vertical weave in Isaia's shadow stripe sport coat -- a light and breathable option for your spring and summer wardrobe in deep indigo and black.
Handcrafted by master tailors in Napoli, Italy
Isaia's devotion to the prestigious art of Neapolitan tailoring has remained unchanged since the 1930s
Full canvas lining construction allows chest piece to move freely with the body for a perfect fit
Soft rounded shoulder
Basted sleeves for customers who desire working buttonholes
Basting is a loose stitch done with white cotton thread. It is meant to be temporary. The pieces of a cut garment are basted together so that the garment can be tested on the customer, to check for fit and/or balance problems. It would be a lot of work, and a serious expense, to use silk finishing thread and do all those stitches the right way, only to have to rip them out and do it all over if there are problems. So basting stitches allow the garment to be put together in a provisional way BEFORE it is really sewn together and truly "made."||Thus, "basted sleeves" means that the sleeves have merely been basted in with temporary thread, but have not been formally attached. The tailor takes that opportunity to check how the sleeves hang in particular, and also the pitch and taper of the sleeves, as well as the width of the shoulders.
Answered on 6/5/2012 12:00:00 AM by Customer care from Sierra Trading Post