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The Hand Sewn Buttonhole Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by AnGeLiCbOrIs, Sep 6, 2012.

  1. andreyb2

    andreyb2 Well-Known Member

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    Kiton b-holes look to be the worst of them all... weird.

    My addition:

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    Andrey
     
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  2. davesmith

    davesmith Well-Known Member

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    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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  3. jefferyd

    jefferyd Well-Known Member

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  4. jefferyd

    jefferyd Well-Known Member

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    davesmith-

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

    davesmith Well-Known Member

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

    jefferyd Well-Known Member

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

    davesmith Well-Known Member

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    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 [​IMG]
     
  8. Despos

    Despos Well-Known Member

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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.
     
  9. in stitches

    in stitches Well-Known Member

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    gherrmann Well-Known Member

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    Another sample:

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    (Henry Poole)
     
  11. marblehouse

    marblehouse Well-Known Member

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    I tried to start a similar thread months ago - which predictably, failed miserably. Had a bunch more to post, but seemed to have misplaced the folder.

    Brioni:

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    Isaia:

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    RLPL (St. Andrea iirc):

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    In case you missed it:

     
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  12. allaboutshoes

    allaboutshoes Well-Known Member

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    ^^^^^^^^post of the year!!!!!! :slayer::slayer::slayer::slayer::slayer: WOW thats good stuff!
     
  13. in stitches

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    great post MH, i have so say, you reminded me how much i enjoy the buttonholes on my borrelli shirts.
     
  14. Ich_Dien

    Ich_Dien Well-Known Member

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    Brioni.
     
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  15. RJE

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    The back of the buttonhole? :devil:
     
  16. Ich_Dien

    Ich_Dien Well-Known Member

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    Sartoria Partenopea.

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    Oxxford x2, St. Andrews, vintage BB
     
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  18. NORE

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    I was scrolling thu thread I posted in and after viewing the back doors thread the title read, "Hand Sewn Butthole Thread" :embarrassed:
     
  19. sugarbutch

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    You ain't embarrassed. You're proud.
     
  20. Superfluous

    Superfluous Well-Known Member

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    I think I know why you guys like hand-sewn buttonholes so much... it reminds you of something ;)
     
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