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bry1513
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Sorry for such a lame question, but I have decided to add ruffles to the sleeves of my tux jacket and was wondering if there was a site that sold this material or if there was a specific name for the ruffled material. I am having a hard time locating this myself at fabric stores.

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knmagic
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Jo-Ann, Wal-Mart (fabric department) should have it. The name just can't come to my mind now. Someone will tell you soon.
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Bry, unless you're an experienced tailor, you'll want the ruffles sewn on by a professional. Take your jacket to one and tell him what you want. He'll know what the material is and where to get it.
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Search tux rentals for old merchandise. The ruffles fell from grace in the 80s. Cutting the cuffs off old tux shirts couldn't be very expensive. Sewing them into your coat, could be.

Good luck!

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Bry1513,
You can find the ruffle type of material at any fabric store. It really doesn’t have to be the same type as Lance Burton uses but something similar. After you get some material just hang up your jacket and use a needle and thread so sew them on. That's all I did and it looks great. Now some people might give you a lesson on ruffles and how they are out dated and I say if it's your style go for it, just because it's not their style doesn’t mean that everyone should not wear ruffles. For example I wrote in one Forum asking what people thought of ruffles for a classic act and some replies were good and some I didn't care for. One reply was from a clown and the told me to "leave the ruffles to Lance Burton". I almost wrote back and said, " Then leave the clowning to Bozo". So don't let anyone tell you different.

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Jeff
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I feel that a good taylor can make ruffles look quite modern. If you have a coloured shirt they don't like like classical ruffles always.
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Hi Bry1513 Smile

I have the same problem with you about few years back, couldn't find the correct ruffle & the correct method (100%) to sew onto it.

Hence I wrote to Amos Levoitch with my problem & he sent me a FULL instruction with a pretty long ruffles 150 inch!!! enought to make many sleeves!(AS used by him until today!)...if you seen his act, this is the EXACT ruffles he sent me Smile

With the full instruction wrote by him with clear hand drawn picture & the ruffles materials & THE 100% Correct method as used by him & other doveworkers.... he sold me US$60.00...somehow I did'nt make the tailcoat with ruffles & till now, I didn't use any ruffles on ALL my jackets.......the package Amos sent to me are kept as brand new in the Ziplock bag with Full Instuction!

If you wish, I can sell it to you this package at ONLY US$35.00(NETT)...with Free Air Mail & ALL your problem will be solved! Let me know if you r keen Smile

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On 2005-03-25 00:04, Jeff77 wrote:
Bry1513,

Now some people might give you a lesson on ruffles and how they are out dated and I say if it's your style go for it, just because it's not their style dosn't mean that everyone should not wear ruffles.
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Jeff

Jeff,

I hope I didn't leave you with the impression that I think ruffles are "bad". That was certainly not my point. They are currently out of place in formal dress. However, costumes are often not formal dress. They are costumes! (I worked stage shows this last week with someone who wears tux shirt studs but no cufflinks. His shirt cuffs button. In formal dress that would be as big a “No-No” as white gym socks, brown shoes and a belt. It's part of his costume for stage only.

I tried finding a photo to attach of my Rhett (Riverboat Gambler) routine from this October to show you that I will wear ruffled cuffs with a costume. For a decade I wore them in black tie, but never with white tie.

White tie doesn't allow for "originality". Any changes you make that venture from formal white tie need to be so blatant that there is no question that white tie is not your objective. It needs to very obviously be a costume. There will still be some ignorant media people who will fault you venture from white tie. Lucy and I have several costumes that are tailcoats but not white tie. The mere color would tell a sophisticated person that, but not a self-appointed fashion critic with more column inches or website to fill than researched story to fill it with. To the barbarian, they are all costumes!

Recently during Mardi Gras, we had a very experienced social reporter put our pictures in the paper (complete with top hats) and called it black tie. I have also been to weddings where the males wore rental costumes rather than dressing for a formal wedding! If people knew the difference, the polite thing to do was to not acknowledge it or mention it. But I am sure there were plenty of jokes in the cars on the way home afterwards.

My point is that ruffles with costumes are not “bad”. Ruffles with formal dress, even black tie, send a message you don’t want to send to the sophisticated. They are frequently the talent buyers. Change between the show and the party. Then they will know that you know the difference and respect it. They may even like you better. The unsophisticated will be too busy showing off the flashing lights in their tennis shoes to notice that you are not in their league. Don’t close the door to better bookings as you mature. As an agent I’ve seen it severely retard careers. Never embarrass a talent buyer!

Good luck! (And, if it fits your act, wear ruffles on stage.)

Bob
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