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post #811 of 1895
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Originally Posted by poorsod View Post

10,000 hours it takes to become well-dressed.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/christian-chensvold/well-dressed-men-time_b_2232302.html

If you read Christian's previous article at HuffPo, he has this golden paragraph
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The prescriptivists, of course, are those menswear personae who get inordinately obsessed with rules of appropriateness. Style Forum uber-member Michael Anton seems to fit this category. In 2006 he brought out The Suit under the pseudonym Nicholas Antongiavanni; it's full of pronouncements such as "I will judge him to be well-dressed," who has successfully done this or that. Granted, it's supposed to mock the language of Machiavelli's The Prince, but the spirit behind it seems genuine. Anton is a pleasant fellow, but when you meet him you feel a cold scrutiny pass over you like an open window in February. (emphasis mine)
post #812 of 1895
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

ah, well based on that, i am inclined to like the replacement buttons better.

Okay, okay: pic...

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post #813 of 1895
yeah, defo like the brown. smile.gif
post #814 of 1895
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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post

If you read Christian's previous article at HuffPo, he has this golden paragraph

Sounds as if he had been weighed and found wanting.
post #815 of 1895
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Okay, okay: pic...
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Thats a nice button

post #816 of 1895
Please keep the anchor buttons NOBD !
post #817 of 1895
Why, gdl?
post #818 of 1895
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I think being a peacoat, it would just look better with the anchor buttons.
post #819 of 1895
Because it's a peacoat and it needs its large naval buttons to preserve its identity. Don't go sewing dainty brown buttons on it. It's like putting a turquoise Juicy Couture padded vest on an English Mastiff
post #820 of 1895
But they have anchors on them... I'm a grown-up man, D. smile.gif

Edit: and gdl...


Here's an interesting article about peacoat buttons:

http://blog.sterlingwear.com/history-navy-peacoat-buttons-brass-plastic-face-designs/

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"My conclusion? The cloth and cut of the coat are more important that the buttons. And gold, brass, pewter, or horn can be just as authentic as plastic or hard rubber, with or without a fouled anchor."
post #821 of 1895
Keep the anchor buttons, man
post #822 of 1895
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NOBD, hmm ... perhaps. I don't feel strongly about it either way. On yours, I think the anchor buttons would look better, but in the back of my mind, I'm reminded of this peacoat M. Alden had made. 32oz wool, in a shade just lighter than navy, and finished with non-anchor buttons. I've never been crazy about pea coats, but Alden's is the most superb one I've seen, and something I could see myself commissioning someday (maybe). The buttons on his look great.



Edited by dieworkwear - 12/28/12 at 11:23pm
post #823 of 1895
Great. All of this talk and I've gone and put my Dad's old peacoat out to be cleaned and have the button holes repaired so that I can wear it now the weather's gone cold. Thanks guys. tongue.gif
post #824 of 1895
What buttons, Tits?

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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post

NOBD, hmm ... perhaps. I don't feel strongly about it either way. On yours, I think the anchor buttons would look better, but in the back of my mind, I'm reminded of this peacoat M. Alden had made. 32oz wool, in a shade just lighter than navy, and finished with non-anchor buttons. I've never been crazy about pea coats, but Alden's is the most superb one I've seen, and something I could see myself commissioning someday (maybe). The buttons on his look great.

I was thinking about that: would you put plastic buttons with an anchor on a bespoke peacoat? I would never do that.
post #825 of 1895
It's apparently a Vietnam era issue coat (unsurprising since he served), so it has black plastic anchors.
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