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Contrasting boutonniere hole/cuff buttonhole stitching

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by kayaker, Jan 13, 2012.

  1. kayaker

    kayaker Member

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    I saw contrast white stitching on a gant navy blazer and liked it. I'm considering having my tailor add this to my navy blazer, but wanted input on potential downsides in the flexibility of the garment, etc. the contrast white stitching is in the lapel button hole and first button of the cuffs. Any quick input appreciated!!
     
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    I hate this crap, I think it's very very very very tacky. Astor & Black is doing a lot of them, they claim to be bespoke.
     
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    It's a matter of taste.
     
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    99% of the time it just looks tacky.
     
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    Don't - it looks dreadful: A good way to ruin something.
     
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    I think the Gant blazer looks a little eccentric- but then I guess it's supposed to, what with elbow patches too. Bit risky to add the white detailing if your blazer is already fine. Leave as it is.
     
  11. kayaker

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    Ok, thanks for talking me off the ledge! Would probably have regretted the decision.
     
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    Good for you because it would have been a disaster. The gant blazer is perfect the way it is.
     
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    I disagree with the groupthink on this one... while it's true contrasting color buttonholes evokes a casual air and maybe a bad high school uniform you may remember, if the rest of the getup is tasteful, I think it adds a subtle, interesting touch. To my eyes, a pocketsquare is much more prone to be tacky.

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  15. rs232

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    I'm going to say that there are times when a contrasting milanaise is appropriate. I agree with the general sentiment that high contrast doesn't look great, but I've always liked contrast on tweeds (for example, when the contrasting colour picks up the overcheck in the cloth).

    Here's an experimental one I did yesterday - black on B/W birdseye, and thicker gimp than I usually use. I think the thick gimp is a bit of a miss unless on overcoats, but I'm glad I tried so that I know for the future.

    [​IMG]
     
  16. JayJay

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    ^^^That looks ok to me.
     
  17. bigtimebuck4

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    Bumping this thread for a couple of reasons:

    1) I see Kirk Herbstreet sporting these every week and think it looks awful. He typically "coordinates" it with a shirt / / pocket square combination that was clearly contrived to create one specific outfit. I love the job he does on TV but his clothing always come across as tacky.

    2) I found the sport coat on Ben's website: http://ehaberdasher.com/index.php/clothing/benjamin-sport-coat-39r-40r.html

    Love the pattern but the accent stitching on the lapel turned me off. However, maybe it isn't so bad because the accent is the secondary color of the fabric.

    Please share your thoughts.

    Thanks
     

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