Originally Posted by bowtielover
It is an extra button should one fall off you have an extra that can be sewed on, it's not men to be fastned.
Originally Posted by kuwisdelu
And obviously, why the button is usually shanked.
yes, the button (jigger
button!) is shanked, but it doesn't seem to help much....
Originally Posted by intent
It's there so your DB jacket drapes properly, and the excess fabric doesn't pull due to gravity.
yes, this is true
Originally Posted by Aluan
Why would you need to? How many times a day do you need to button your DB jacket?
Even if I never unbutton it and go to sleep in it, I still have to button it first thing. I'm trying not to look awkward in front of the cat
Originally Posted by voxsartoria
But, what idiots do not know is this: let's say you are not advanced like Tomasso with using both hands, or do not hula.
What do you do to give onlookers the impression of fastening the close of your DB jacket with a debonair flair?
One word: diversion.
When you are about to close your jacket, divert the attention of those around you by faking them out with a loud yell or exclamation. It can be loud, unitelligible sound (like a growl, or something Tourettes-y) or you can exclame, oh, "Look! Fire!!" or "Over there! Chupacabra!!"
When others are distracted, you fumble with the jigger button. By the time that they look back, voila! C'est fini.
BTW, this approach works with lots of other things. For those of you are about to start dating women or are regularly stopped by the police, there are many applications of this concept.
I've taken to dropping a bag of kibbles, but the cat persists in his bemused observation.
I mistakenly mentioned I was attempting this complicated maneuver w/ one hand. I've always needed (and used) both hands, but I'm as hopeless as a schoolboy struggling w/ his first brassiere. I think part of my problems stems from the fact that you are essentially buttoning backwards/inwards. I suppose practice will make perfect....