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post #1 of 19
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Anyone know of a good, cheap place to get functional buttonholes put on a jacket in SF? Everywhere I've looked has been at least $8/hole. I think I've been spoiled by Jonathan's Embroidery in NYC ($1-$2/hole). Any help would be much appreciated.
post #2 of 19
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Anyone?...Anyone?...
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Just out of curiousity, why would you want cheap functional button holes? In my experience, especially with things like button holes, you get what you pay for. Working button holes for $8 a piece will look like they cost $1-2 more often than not...

post #4 of 19
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Originally Posted by bdavro23 View Post

Just out of curiousity, why would you want cheap functional button holes? In my experience, especially with things like button holes, you get what you pay for. Working button holes for $8 a piece will look like they cost $1-2 more often than not...

Not looking to debate the merits of a $12 buttonhole vs. an $8 buttonhole vs. a $2 butthonhole. I agree there is a difference, but I've got a couple of relatively inexpensive jackets that do not warrant $12 buttonholes. In this particularly case, the cheaper, the better.
post #5 of 19
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Not looking to debate the merits of a $12 buttonhole vs. an $8 buttonhole vs. a $2 butthonhole. I agree there is a difference, but I've got a couple of relatively inexpensive jackets that do not warrant $12 buttonholes. In this particularly case, the cheaper, the better.

I wasnt trying to debate or pass judgment, I was just curious why you wouldnt leave them non-working. 

post #6 of 19
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I wasnt trying to debate or pass judgment, I was just curious why you wouldnt leave them non-working. 

Fair enough...The cuffs are unfinished, otherwise it would be a non-issue.
post #7 of 19
A good machine made buttonholes will look better then a bad hand made B/H.

try
http://www.walkershaw.com/index.html
tell connie that Carl suggested you contact her.

her husband has a small shop selling vintage inspires sport shirts.

very nice people.
post #8 of 19
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Originally Posted by Shirtmaven View Post

A good machine made buttonholes will look better then a bad hand made B/H.

try
http://www.walkershaw.com/index.html
tell connie that Carl suggested you contact her.

her husband has a small shop selling vintage inspires sport shirts.

very nice people.

Thank you, will give them a go.

Definitely open to good machine made holes as well.
Edited by gam29 - 2/9/16 at 10:57am
post #9 of 19
Cheap = crap.

If you are not prepared to pay, just do without.
post #10 of 19
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Originally Posted by gam29 View Post

Anyone know of a good, cheap place to get functional buttonholes put on a jacket in SF? Everywhere I've looked has been at least $8/hole. I think I've been spoiled by Jonathan's Embroidery in NYC ($1-$2/hole). Any help would be much appreciated.
Would you care to share how the buttonholes made by Jonathan's Embroidery looks like?
post #11 of 19
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Originally Posted by GBR View Post

Cheap = crap.

If you are not prepared to pay, just do without.

Thank you for your contribution. Very insightful...
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Originally Posted by SuitedDx View Post

Would you care to share how the buttonholes made by Jonathan's Embroidery looks like?

Happy to post a photo later tonight.
post #12 of 19
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Would you care to share how the buttonholes made by Jonathan's Embroidery looks like?

if you hung around Jonathan long enough, you would be amazed at how many "Bespoke" tailors
have them made there.

you cant just walk in there with a jacket to have buttonholes made.
a tailor has to make sure the sleeves are set up properly.
they will not do that.

the buttonhole looks like any decent machine made buttonhole.
perfectly fine.
no one will know the difference.
who is examining your buttonholes?????
post #13 of 19
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Originally Posted by Shirtmaven View Post

who is examining your buttonholes?????

 

Quietly trying to not look guilty.  I notice button holes, especially on the lapel, but through the course of a conversation, sure, I usually do observe the button holes on the sleeve.  I personally think its very tasteful to have nice buttonholes, and then all 4 buttons buttoned.  That is the height of elegance. 

post #14 of 19
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Originally Posted by Shirtmaven View Post

if you hung around Jonathan long enough, you would be amazed at how many "Bespoke" tailors
have them made there.

you cant just walk in there with a jacket to have buttonholes made.
a tailor has to make sure the sleeves are set up properly.
they will not do that.

I have walked in there many times with jackets, never had any issues.
post #15 of 19
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Originally Posted by jonathanS View Post

Quietly trying to not look guilty.  I notice button holes, especially on the lapel, but through the course of a conversation, sure, I usually do observe the button holes on the sleeve.  I personally think its very tasteful to have nice buttonholes, and then all 4 buttons buttoned.  That is the height of elegance. 

I notice all sorts of details on garments.
and lapel buttonholes do stand out if done well.

Gam 29
i guess they were set up for working buttonholes.
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