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Loose Buttons


I just received my waistcoat yesterday and found out that ALL the buttons were very loosely sewn. Anyway, it was not a big problem. I had to resew all the 16 buttons again. It was quite tedious because you have to prevent sewing on the other side.
I also found out a way to minimize the exposure of the other colors by sewing the gimmicks more tightly on one side. I did this with all of the gimmicks on the far side. I also shortened the upper part of the waistcoat touching my shoulders by an inch.
Now, my waistcoat can be performed with confidence, speed and sure fire.
As in most tricks, one has to modify it to suit and fit one's needs. Not everyone is created equal.
Another good thing about this waistcoat when worn is that it also conceals my "beer" belly.
Inded, this waistcoat is a brilliantly made. Before I had it, the concept I had in mind was entirely different from what I perceived. It is an entirely new concept. The hands don't need to go down as I thought. There is nothing to pull down. And reset is a breeze.
Congrats Lee for a wonderful idea. Thanks for sharing this to the magic community. I wish you only sold a few of this. I don't want to see every magician have this and every pirate to copy it.
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Lou,

The buttons are sewn on securely, but have not been sewn tight to the material to enhance the illusion (hence the addition of the button holes too). You may prefer to have the buttons tighter, and you seem to have found a way to solve this.

As you say everyone is built differently and again you seem to have solved any problems you may have had with the vest.

Quick change costumes are not normally made "off the peg", however the waistcoat is most probably the nearest standard item of clothing which allows for a universal fit.

Due to the extreme amount of workmanship involved in the waistcoat ( I am sure you have seen the details close-up) I am hoping that there won't be too much piracy!

Thank you for your kind words. I look forward to seeing any pictures or videos of your performance if these become available.


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i also have a loose buttons, when i first try, i already have a one button drop on the floor, but i have a good wife, she help me fix and tight all the button!
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I have informed my tailors of the concerns with loose buttons. This is something that I will be more vigilent about in the future.

I tried to overcome the loss of any buttons by providing spares with the waistcoat, as is usual with any garment.

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