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post #16 of 168
May I suggest that all manufacture or brand name be removed, and that we enjoy the "handwok" without the bias of knowing that it's some supposed Italian masterpiece.

There is already so much preconceived notions and prejudices about these things.
post #17 of 168
I started out loving the TF (Milanese?) buttonhole, but after a while they look a bit too fine for its own sake. I'd have the A&S ones any day.
post #18 of 168
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by lee_44106 View Post

May I suggest that all manufacture or brand name be removed, and that we enjoy the "handwok" without the bias of knowing that it's some supposed Italian masterpiece.
There is already so much preconceived notions and prejudices about these things.

Each manufacturer does it differently and I like being able to compare one to another. I doubt that anyone would argue that the Zegna or bottom Kiton in the OP are pretty regardless of the fact that they are on popular $6,000+ suits.
post #19 of 168
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Tom Ford.

The gold one is not Tom Ford, I did it.

If you're interested, I published an article in The Rake on the Asola Lucida- I think it's still on shelves.
post #20 of 168
All handsewn buttonholes are pretty, at least to clothing aficionados on SF.

But sewing a buttonhole is just a technical skill, which anybody with fingers and thumb can learn to do.

I'd hate for this thread continue to perpetuate the myth that quality clothing only come from Italy/England.
post #21 of 168
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But sewing a buttonhole is just a technical skill, which anybody with fingers and thumb can learn to do.

Just as anyone with fingers and a thumb can learn to draw. But as we see from some of the photos posted above, not everyone can learn to do it well.

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Originally Posted by lee_44106 View Post

I'd hate for this thread continue to perpetuate the myth that quality clothing only come from Italy/England.

Ok, so some examples from America. *Ahem*

(not Tom Ford)
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post #22 of 168
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Just as anyone with fingers and a thumb can learn to draw. But as we see from some of the photos posted above, not everyone can learn to do it well.
Ok, so some examples from America. *Ahem*
(not Tom Ford)
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post #24 of 168
Wow, jeffreryd's look amazing! Here's my small contribution of jacket sleeves with handmade button holes by Alicja Maciejewicz in NJ:

Isaia


Caruso


Caruso
post #25 of 168

More TF

 

 

 

post #26 of 168
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Originally Posted by Fred G. Unn View Post

Wow, jeffreryd's look amazing! Here's my small contribution of jacket sleeves with handmade button holes by Alicja Maciejewicz in NJ:
Isaia

Caruso

Caruso

Your buttonholes don't look neat, kinda shoddy actually
post #27 of 168
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Just as anyone with fingers and a thumb can learn to draw. But as we see from some of the photos posted above, not everyone can learn to do it well.
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Unfortunately for this forum, some brands are so universally worshipped, that even shoddy worksmanship are explained away as being quarks/house-style/rustic charm/idiosyncracies of "handwork"

I just think that evaluations will be more objective by blinding the evaluators to the brand.
post #28 of 168
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Originally Posted by lee_44106 View Post

But sewing a buttonhole is just a technical skill, which anybody with fingers and thumb can learn to do.
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Originally Posted by jefferyd View Post

Just as anyone with fingers and a thumb can learn to draw. But as we see from some of the photos posted above, not everyone can learn to do it well.
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Originally Posted by lee_44106 View Post

Your buttonholes don't look neat, kinda shoddy actually

QED


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Wow,
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Thanks guys. smile.gif
post #29 of 168
Here's one by member dkst posted the London Lounge on one of his own creations . . .

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He doesn't seem a tailor to me, but more a hobbyist/aficionado.

Beautiful, nevertheless.

- M
post #30 of 168
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Originally Posted by jefferyd View Post

The gold one is not Tom Ford, I did it.
If you're interested, I published an article in The Rake on the Asola Lucida- I think it's still on shelves.

cheers.gif well done.
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Amazing....worship2.gif

+1

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i find there are a few different general shapes, each with variations of course.

1. the straight button hole, self explanatory.

2. the key hole, where it is mostly straight, with a circular opening at the end.

3. the pear/tear drop shape, where the button hole gets progressively wider from the closed portion, culminating in a circular end.

when done best, my favorite is the pear/tear drop shape. i have seen it done really really well by zegna, on their couture suiting. couldnt find a pic tho.
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