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Fabric-covered buttons for suits

post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 
What do you think of using buttons covered with the material the suit is made of instead of horn buttons? Mathieu
post #2 of 15
I wouldn't do it. It's a formal detail that strikes me as out of place on a business suit. Plus, I like the look of a nice horn button.
post #3 of 15
Thread Starter 
Would this be acceptable on something like a DJ, a stroller or a suit on the dressy side (whatever this means)?
post #4 of 15
A DJ, sure. I would say "required," though others disagree. A stroller, I don't think so. At least, that's not the way my old books say they were made. Suits, definitely not.
post #5 of 15
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On a DJ would you use wool or satin/grosgrain to cover the buttons?
post #6 of 15
Use the same material as the lapel facings.
post #7 of 15
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I wouldn't do it.  It's a formal detail that strikes me as out of place on a business suit.  Plus, I like the look of a nice horn button.
I agree, although I suspect that this case doesn't come up often enough to merit its own rule.
post #8 of 15
Strikes me as kinda an NBA detail.
post #9 of 15
Thread Starter 
Wasn't Manton saying no enough for you, Nick M? You wanna make me cry?
post #10 of 15
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Wasn't Manton saying no enough for you, Nick M? You wanna make me cry?
And, and, and... I hear you stink, too. Yeah, I went there. EDIT: I'm sorry, I apologize. LA Guy just moved one of my threads, I'm cranky.
post #11 of 15
I've seen cloth-covered buttons on business suits. They do look a little odd. The sort of thing that probably has regional appeal-- maybe in Scotland or parts of Canada. I'm guessing about that, but it is definitely not part of the London-New York aesthetic that we all love to sound off on here.
post #12 of 15
John Gotti, the mafiia killer famous in NYC in the 80's &90's wore these. can you think of a better reason to avoid them ?
post #13 of 15
I dont see how it is any different from putting grosgrain facing on the lapels.
post #14 of 15
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I dont see how it is any different from putting grosgrain facing on the lapels.
The difference is that grosgrain facings are only put on dinner jackets, not suit coats.
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(mjs @ May 09 2005,21:32) I dont see how it is any different from putting grosgrain facing on the lapels.
The difference is that grosgrain facings are only put on dinner jackets, not suit coats.
Right, but i was under the impression that nowadays, only buttons on dinner jackets are covered.
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