Originally Posted by Kent Wang
Are blind snaps like the snaps on a snap-front shirt but hidden? I think that would be a good idea and would make the sleeve placket look really sleek while still maintaining functionality.
Since the sleeve gauntlet is two layers of cloth on both the overlapping side and the "under-lapping" (there's that word again!) side, the male portion of a snap can be affixed on the under-lap. The female portion can be affixed in a manner hovering over the male portion while remaining essentially invisible because it isn't placed through to the visible side of the overlap.
The snaps are similar to what you may have seen on western style or cowboy shirts. No wisecracks about the cowgirl position of the snap affixed to the overlap, please!
A good tailor with the correct machine attachment or tools to install snaps can likely make the finished product meet your visual specifications. Obviously, any close inspection will reveal the construction. However, any other viewing will exhibit only a nice, smoothly closed gauntlet.