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Contrast color thread in dress shirts?

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
Does anyone here do contrast color thread on buttons and buttonholes on dress shirts by default? Imagine a medium blue shirt with dark navy blue thread on the buttonholes, and to sew the buttons to contrast against mother of pearl buttons. Or, imagine a blue/white striped shirt with dark blue thread for the button holes and to sew buttons on.

I find it very distracting and it seems to be an Asian thing, but does anyone do it? Or should one absolutely forbid one's tailor from doing it for formal shirts?
post #2 of 7

It's tacky. I see it a lot on guys who wear not-quite-dress shirts open collar with suits (wannabe Wall St. guys who peaked around '97), and I did see it a lot in Shanghai.

 

That said, it's a bit less tacky than colorful plastic buttons that match the shirt (pink buttons on pink shirt, that kinda thing).

post #3 of 7

I do it and I wouldn't say it's tacky. It's a subtle detail, and I usually do it for a shirt that will match with a particular suit that coordinates.

 

But no way in hell I would do it for a formal shirt. 

post #4 of 7
hopefully it is a trend that is over.

and sewing the buttons on in odd colors so you notice it.

i do not like "look at me Details"

an interesting fabric is fine..
post #5 of 7
Thread Starter 
Thanks, agree with you all!
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That is a blantent sales pitch, no?

post #7 of 7
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