The Hand Sewn Buttonhole Thread - Page 11
I thought some members might like the not so close up of the handmade Milanese buttonhole on the bespoke linen sport-coat I'm having made at the moment. You can click on the images to zoom.
I'll have some more image of the buttonholes, when it's finished in a few weeks, as well as a video showing how a Milanese buttonhole is made.
For this coat, we're also doing a unique fish-shaped buttonhole for the final hole on each sleeve. The image below is a draft example, before the final ones are sewn in:
The full post can be found here, for anyone interested in reading more: http://www.timelessman.com.au/bespoke/bijan-bespoke-linen-sport-coat-part-4-final-fitting/
What I'm saying is that perfect handmade ones look, to a non-afficionado of buttonholes, much like machine made buttonholes. They're only notably handmade when they are badly (sloppily) done.
You have to be pretty deep into clothing construction to appreciate them.