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post #16 of 33
Been waiting for a chance to use this one.

post #17 of 33
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Originally Posted by bowtielover View Post
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.
Once again bowtielover gives great advice demonstrating his expertise in DB jackets.
post #18 of 33
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Originally Posted by Ich_Dien View Post
Honestly, it's just like that spare button you get on the inside of pants to the left, IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH DRAPE, I swear.

This is idiotic. Fastening the inside button is essential. The jacket will not sit right otherwise. How you can state the contrary is beyond me.

Please forgive me if i have missed your irony.
post #19 of 33
I was being facetious, my dear.
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post #21 of 33
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Originally Posted by Ich_Dien View Post
I was being facetious, my dear.

I thought so, that's why I edited. Sorry.
post #22 of 33
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Originally Posted by romafan View Post
Why can't I figure out how to fasten this w/ quick, smooth one-handed aplomb? What's the secret? Maybe this should this be in DT...
Why would you need to? How many times a day do you need to button your DB jacket?
post #23 of 33
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Originally Posted by bowtielover View Post
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.

You are wrong.
post #24 of 33
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Originally Posted by romafan View Post
Why can't I figure out how to fasten this w/ quick, smooth one-handed aplomb?
Because you need two hands to close the coat. The right hand takes the jigger buttonhole over to the jigger button while the left hand takes the outside buttonhole to its corresponding outside button. The right hand does its work then drops away to allow the left hand to close the deal.
post #25 of 33
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Originally Posted by Tomasso View Post
Because you need two hands to close the coat. The right hand takes the jigger buttonhole over to the jigger button while the left hand takes the outside buttonhole to its corresponding outside button. The right hand does its work then drops away to allow the left hand to close the deal.

Can you post a video?


- B
post #26 of 33
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Originally Posted by Ich_Dien View Post
I was being facetious, my dear.

Well, seriously, the thing that really helps with this is a few hours a week with a hula hoop.

With the right hip action, and a bit of luck, it is possible to hula the jigger buttonhole over the jigger button without using either hand.

This is how Cary Grant did it, and we all love Cary Grant (despite the panty hose thing.)


- B
post #27 of 33
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Originally Posted by benjamin831 View Post
Are you serious?

You fasten that button to the corresponding hole to prevent that side of the fabric from drooping down. Every idiot knows that...

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 exclaim, 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.


- B
post #28 of 33
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by bowtielover View Post
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.



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Originally Posted by kuwisdelu View Post
And obviously, why the button is usually shanked.

yes, the button (jiggerbutton!) is shanked, but it doesn't seem to help much....

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Originally Posted by intent View Post
It's there so your DB jacket drapes properly, and the excess fabric doesn't pull due to gravity.

yes, this is true

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Originally Posted by Aluan View Post
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

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Originally Posted by voxsartoria View Post
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.


- B

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....
post #29 of 33
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Originally Posted by Sanguis Mortuum View Post
Bowtielover strikes again.

+1
post #30 of 33
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Originally Posted by Sanguis Mortuum View Post
Bowtielover strikes again.

Just what I was thinking as I read his response.
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