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post #76 of 167
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Originally Posted by rs232 View Post

^That's sewn with a very fine thread! Interesting.
Yeah, I'm a little scared to go down this path. I fear it may be a slippery slope (although you would say the same thing about milanèse buttonholes, I suppose). I already have an idea on how to reduce the time it takes with stripped twist though! devil.gif
I find it interesting how much I appreciate the 3-button cuff aesthetic now that I'm doing them myself biggrin.gif
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This is the nicest cuff closure I have seen.
post #77 of 167
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Originally Posted by add911_11 View Post

This is the nicest cuff closure I have seen.

 

+1 Absolutely stunning. What's the chance you live in London and would be willing to teach me? confused.gif

post #78 of 167
Ralph Lauren Purple Label by Caruso:

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Borrelli:

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And not to turn this into the amateur buttonhole sewer's thread, but Jeffreyd's blog post and rs232's pictures above inspired me to try to sew an asola lucida. Here are my first three attempts:

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Forgive the sloppiness around the bar tack, I'm still learning! shog[1].gif
post #79 of 167
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attolini
post #80 of 167
^Is that suppose to be one of those "Where's Waldo" thingy, but trying to find the buttonhole?
post #81 of 167
Kiton b-holes look to be the worst of them all... weird.

My addition:

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Andrey
post #82 of 167
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Originally Posted by msameth View Post

And not to turn this into the amateur buttonhole sewer's thread, but Jeffreyd's blog post and rs232's pictures above inspired me to try to sew an asola lucida. Here are my first three attempts:

Borrelli looks nice and neat.

 

Those are your first 3!? My first 20 didn't look anything like that. Must be something you're born with..

 

Quick question to the sewing experts... What thread is this? It is thick, some kind of yarn? I have no idea.. Asked a few people in a few places and never got an answer.

 

 

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post #84 of 167
davesmith-

That's a heavy thread, 8/3 IIRC, often linen but also available in glazed cotton or polyester especially for sewing on buttons.
post #85 of 167
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Originally Posted by jefferyd View Post

davesmith-
That's a heavy thread, 8/3 IIRC, often linen but also available in glazed cotton or polyester especially for sewing on buttons.

 

You are the man! My search has come to an end. Now to figure out where to buy it.

post #86 of 167
You're in London, right? I'm sure Richard James Weldon would stock it.
post #87 of 167
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Originally Posted by jefferyd View Post

You're in London, right? I'm sure Richard James Weldon would stock it.

 

What a resource you are! Thank you again. I owe you one. Feel free to ask me for a discount on some ties or pocket squares any time blush.gif

post #88 of 167
[quote name="davesmith" url="/t/314154/the-hand-sewn-buttonhole-thread/75#post_5755936"
Quick question to the sewing experts... What thread is this? It is thick, some kind of yarn? I have no idea.. Asked a few people in a few places and never got an answer.

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Does the thread the buttons are sewn on with match the thread used to make the buttonholes? Some use the same thread to sew on the buttons that they use to make the buttonhole with.

Bernstein and Banleys is another tailor supply in London.
post #89 of 167
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post #90 of 167
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