The button closure is the number of buttons used to fasten the front panels of a single or double-breasted jacket.
The lapel is a folded flap of cloth on the front of a single or double-breasted jacket that is sewn to the collar at a higher angle than the notch creating a pointed effect. Tuxedo lapels are covered with silk satin.
Lapel width represents the width of folded flaps of cloth on the front of a jacket. It is the widest part.
Lapel edge stitch is the stitching at the edge of a lapel. Standard is picked stitch by hand. Top stitch is machine done. Lapel edge can be without a stitch.
Lapel buttonholes refer to flowers worn in the lapel buttonhole of a coat or a jacket. They are referred to simply as "buttonholes" or boutonnières.
The lining is the interior of a suit jacket. Full lining in the jacket adds structure and weight to your suit. A half-lined suit jacket is slightly lighter and breathable. Unlined or unstructured suit jackets have no added structure. With no lining, more attention has to be paid to interior details that normally would be out of sight.
Lining style is how the lining of a suit jacket is shaped on the inside.
Inside pockets are a small bag sewn in between cloth and lining as a part of the garment. It is used for carrying small articles. They are on the inside of a jacket at the chest/breast level. One on each side of the body. Similarly, card and pen pockets are on the left side at the waist and hip level respectively.
The chest pocket is a small bag sewn at the chest level as a part of the garment. Mostly it is used for pocket squares. Usually, the chest pocket is made with a wider strip of fabric known as welt or a single extra piece of cloth sewn directly onto the front of the jacket as a patch pocket or it is made with a small strip of fabric taping the top and bottom of the slit as a jetted pocket. A chest pocket can be made with a flap.
Hip pockets are a small bag sewn in between cloth and lining or a single extra piece of cloth sewn directly onto the front of the jacket as a part of the garment. It is used for carrying small articles.
The ticket pocket is the third hip pocket located just above the right hip pocket and roughly half as wide. Initially, it was a feature of country suits, used for storing a train ticket. Today the ticket pocket is a feature of town suits as well.
A vent is a vertical slit rising from the bottom hem of a jacket. Vent length depends on jacket length. The purpose of the vent is to allow for ease of movement. A jacket could be a single vent located in the center, double vents located on the sides, or no vent at all.
Jacket bottom is known as jacket quarters are the right and left flap of a jacket that meets together below the waist button or below the last button. The straight bottom is closed quarters with no gap between flaps.
The end of the jacket sleeve has a slit as vent and buttons. Buttons can be functional or non-functional. The number of buttons can vary with one's choice.
Sleeve buttons can be placed in a variety of styles. The kissing stance has buttons touching each other.
Type of buttons used in the suit. All button types are hand made by a local crafter.
A fly on pants is a covering over an opening. The opening can be closed or open with zippers or buttons. Fly conceals the mechanism.
In pants, the waistband can be closed with a button or hook. The closing mechanism can be placed on a tab or without a tab. The tab can be in different shapes.
A waistband is a strip of fabric that encircles the waist. We all fluctuate around the midsection from time to time. That’s why tailors have created pants waistband adjusters.
In tuxedo pants, the waistband can be made of fabric or silk satin.
A pleat is a type of fold formed by doubling fabric back upon itself and securing it in place. In pants, pleats are just below the waistband on the front of the garment. There may be one, two, three, or no pleats, which may face either direction. When the pleats open towards the pockets they are called reverse pleats and when they open toward the zipper, they are known as forwarding pleats.
Pant pocket is a bag or envelope-like receptacle inserted in an article of clothing to hold small items. Pocket is made with a small stripe of fabric stitched at the opening. The opening of the pocket could be different positions and angles.
Pants back pockets are made similarly to front pockets. Placement of the pocket is choice dependent.
In sewing and tailoring, a lining is an inner layer of fabric. Lining provides a neat inside finish and conceals construction details. A lining reduces the wearing strain on clothing, extending the useful life of the lined garment. The lining adds warmth to cold-weather wear.
Tuxedo pants have silk satin-trimmed outseam.
Turn-ups are rolled fabric at the end of the pants leg.
Suspender buttons refer to the buttons sewn on the inner side of the waistband used to anchor suspender (straps worn over the shoulders and used to hold up trousers) to the trousers.
The inside waistband grip is a rubber grip-tape sewn to the interior of the waistband. The rubber strip provides friction and tension to keep the shirt from slipping out of the pants.
Tuxedo pants buttons could be different from the tuxedo jacket. Since pants have to bear more stress horn buttons are recommended.