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That inside button on DB jackets?!? :crazy:

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by romafan, Oct 28, 2009.

  1. galahad

    galahad Active Member

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    I was being facetious, my dear.

    I thought so, that's why I edited. Sorry.
     
  2. Aluan

    Aluan Well-Known Member

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    Why can't I figure out how to fasten this w/ quick, smooth one-handed aplomb? [​IMG] What's the secret? Maybe this should this be in DT...
    Why would you need to? How many times a day do you need to button your DB jacket?
     
  3. neyus

    neyus Well-Known Member

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    It is an extra button should one fall off you have an extra that can be sewed on, it's not men to be fastned.

    You are wrong.
     
  4. Tomasso

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    Why can't I figure out how to fasten this w/ quick, smooth one-handed aplomb? [​IMG]
    Because you need two hands to close the coat. The right hand takes the jigger buttonhole over to the jigger button while the left hand takes the outside buttonhole to its corresponding outside button. The right hand does its work then drops away to allow the left hand to close the deal.
     
  5. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Well-Known Member

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    Because you need two hands to close the coat. The right hand takes the jigger buttonhole over to the jigger button while the left hand takes the outside buttonhole to its corresponding outside button. The right hand does its work then drops away to allow the left hand to close the deal.

    Can you post a video?


    - B
     
  6. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Well-Known Member

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    I was being facetious, my dear.

    Well, seriously, the thing that really helps with this is a few hours a week with a hula hoop.

    With the right hip action, and a bit of luck, it is possible to hula the jigger buttonhole over the jigger button without using either hand.

    This is how Cary Grant did it, and we all love Cary Grant (despite the panty hose thing.)


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  7. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Well-Known Member

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    Are you serious?

    You fasten that button to the corresponding hole to prevent that side of the fabric from drooping down. Every idiot knows that...


    But, what idiots do not know is this: let's say you are not advanced like Tomasso with using both hands, or do not hula.

    What do you do to give onlookers the impression of fastening the close of your DB jacket with a debonair flair?

    One word: diversion.

    When you are about to close your jacket, divert the attention of those around you by faking them out with a loud yell or exclamation. It can be loud, unitelligible sound (like a growl, or something Tourettes-y) or you can exclaim, oh, "Look! Fire!!" or "Over there! Chupacabra!!"

    When others are distracted, you fumble with the jigger button. By the time that they look back, voila! C'est fini.

    BTW, this approach works with lots of other things. For those of you are about to start dating women or are regularly stopped by the police, there are many applications of this concept.


    - B
     
  8. romafan

    romafan Well-Known Member

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    It is an extra button should one fall off you have an extra that can be sewed on, it's not men to be fastned.

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    And obviously, why the button is usually shanked.

    yes, the button (jiggerbutton!) is shanked, but it doesn't seem to help much....

    It's there so your DB jacket drapes properly, and the excess fabric doesn't pull due to gravity.

    yes, this is true

    Why would you need to? How many times a day do you need to button your DB jacket?

    Even if I never unbutton it and go to sleep in it, I still have to button it first thing. I'm trying not to look awkward in front of the cat [​IMG]

    But, what idiots do not know is this: let's say you are not advanced like Tomasso with using both hands, or do not hula.

    What do you do to give onlookers the impression of fastening the close of your DB jacket with a debonair flair?

    One word: diversion.

    When you are about to close your jacket, divert the attention of those around you by faking them out with a loud yell or exclamation. It can be loud, unitelligible sound (like a growl, or something Tourettes-y) or you can exclame, oh, "Look! Fire!!" or "Over there! Chupacabra!!"

    When others are distracted, you fumble with the jigger button. By the time that they look back, voila! C'est fini.

    BTW, this approach works with lots of other things. For those of you are about to start dating women or are regularly stopped by the police, there are many applications of this concept.


    - B


    I've taken to dropping a bag of kibbles, but the cat persists in his bemused observation.

    I mistakenly mentioned I was attempting this complicated maneuver w/ one hand. I've always needed (and used) both hands, but I'm as hopeless as a schoolboy struggling w/ his first brassiere. I think part of my problems stems from the fact that you are essentially buttoning backwards/inwards. I suppose practice will make perfect....
     
  9. embowafa

    embowafa Well-Known Member

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    Bowtielover strikes again.

    +1
     
  10. bigasahouse

    bigasahouse Well-Known Member

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    Bowtielover strikes again.

    Just what I was thinking as I read his response.
     
  11. chaimb

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    I believe that this button IS supposed to be buttoned, and the purpose is to make sure that the overlapped section of the jacket stays in place. Of course no one is going to throw you in prison if you insist on not buttoning this button. Then again you needn't button ANY buttons if you so choose.

    Cheers,

    Chaim
     
  12. radicaldog

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    Onassis never buttoned the inside button of his DBs -- it's up to you if you like the neglige effect.

    By the way, a 4x2 softly rolled to 4x1 (but still functional as a 4x2) should have two internal buttons, right? Only one at a time needs fastening, but still. Never thought about this before.
     
  13. CHITON

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    [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Once again bowtielover gives great advice demonstrating his expertise in DB jackets.
    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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