• I'm happy to introduce the Styleforum Happy Hour, our brand new podcast featuring lively discussion about menswear and the fashion industry. In the inaugural edition, a discussion of what's going on in retail today. Please check it out on the Journal. All episodes will be also be available soon on your favorite podcast platform.

  • Styleforum Gives - Holiday Charity Auction 4: Goodyear welted shoes from Cobbler Union

    We are very proud to present this year's edition of the Styleforum Holiday Charity Auctions, this year in support of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Spokane (www.rmhcspokane.org). Each Auction lasts 24 hours. Please follow and bid on all the auctions.

    The 4th auction is for a pair of Goodyear welted Shoes from Cobbler Union. Please bid often and generously here

    Fok and the Styleforum Team.

  • STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.

    Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

    Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

Red Stitching on Lapel. What brand?

rebel222

Distinguished Member
Joined
May 21, 2008
Messages
4,704
Reaction score
49
I don't know if anyone watches that show "Dirty Sexy Money," but the family is supposed to be an exclusive NY family. Anyways, the dad always has a red stitching on his lapel. It is not the buttonhole stitching, which always matches the suit color. This stitching look like a button hole, but it extends to the edge of the lapel. I have attached the only images Google Images found of it. It doesn't matter what suit he wears, it always has this "signature" stitch. Anyone know anything about it?
 

DandySF

Senior Member
Joined
Sep 24, 2003
Messages
860
Reaction score
38
The red stitching signifies membership in the the French LÃ
gion d'Honneur. For everyday use, chevaliers and officiers wear a special hue of deep red thread sewn in a thin stripe from the buttonhole to the outer edge of the lapel (NYT).
 

rebel222

Distinguished Member
Joined
May 21, 2008
Messages
4,704
Reaction score
49
Originally Posted by DandySF
The red stitching signifies membership in the the French LÃ
gion d'Honneur. For everyday use, chevaliers and officiers wear a special hue of deep red thread sewn in a thin stripe from the buttonhole to the outer edge of the lapel (NYT).


Wow. I told my wife that someone on here would the answer.
 

rach2jlc

Prof. Fabulous
Dubiously Honored
Joined
Mar 14, 2006
Messages
14,980
Reaction score
1,044
In terms of fashion brands, Valentino Garavani also sometimes puts his "Rossa Valentino" (a dark red that, apparently, he has patented or rights to... as that's the official name of the color) as lining or piping on garments. I have some jackets and items and such with small accents in that color.

Nevertheless, DandySF's answer sounds more correct for Donald sutherland, I just thought I'd add this other tidbit in case you see it on others who definitely AREN'T LÃ
gion d’Honneur.
 

zarathustra

Distinguished Member
Joined
Aug 30, 2006
Messages
2,591
Reaction score
462
I wished i could figure out where Trip's ties are from.
 

Corinthian

Well-Known Member
Joined
Dec 26, 2006
Messages
72
Reaction score
0
Originally Posted by rach2jlc
In terms of fashion brands, Valentino Garavani also sometimes puts his "Rossa Valentino" (a dark red that, apparently, he has patented or rights to... as that's the official name of the color) as lining or piping on garments. I have some jackets and items and such with small accents in that color.

Nevertheless, DandySF's answer sounds more correct for Donald sutherland, I just thought I'd add this other tidbit in case you see it on others who definitely AREN'T LÃ
gion d'Honneur.


As a matter of interest, according to the wikipedia article Valentino Garvani received the LÃ
gion d'honneur in July 2006.
 

BdeRWest

Well-Known Member
Joined
Dec 30, 2007
Messages
82
Reaction score
0
Also as a matter of interest, Courtney B. Vance's character on "Law and Order: Criminal Intent" would often wear suits with what appeared to be a red lapel slit below or in place of the lapel slit on the suits, which I always thought was just a signature of Vance's or his character's supposed tailor (although that'd be a pretty deep storyline for an assistant district attorney on a show). I wonder if Vance (or his character) was in the LÃ
gion d'Honneur.

Maybe, though, Valentino Garavani made his suits.

 

bigbris1

Distinguished Member
Joined
Feb 3, 2007
Messages
7,345
Reaction score
11
^ that's who I thought of when I saw the title of this thread.
 

X-Calibre

Senior Member
Joined
Feb 6, 2007
Messages
157
Reaction score
0
All I can think of now is Angela Basset.
 

Liberty Ship

Senior Member
Joined
May 9, 2006
Messages
138
Reaction score
0
Interestingly, Donald Sutherland wears the device on a double breasted suit in "The Puppet Masters," too.
 

axe

Senior Member
Joined
Feb 14, 2008
Messages
489
Reaction score
0
The French, however, are very serious about their Legion of Honor. It took some back-room diplomacy for Donald Sutherland to wear a legion lapel pin on the ABC show “Dirty Sexy Money,” where he plays a former American ambassador to France. “His character was permitted to wear this as a huge concession by the French Consulate in New York and their embassy in Washington,” a spokesman for the actor said in an e-mail message. “He plays his character to honor that honor.”
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/11/fa...chevalier.html
 

itsallinurhead

Well-Known Member
Joined
May 27, 2009
Messages
52
Reaction score
0
I think it is a cool stylistic touch, but fear that anyone else who did it would be a huge poser.
 

TonyRush

New Member
Joined
Nov 2, 2010
Messages
1
Reaction score
0
This is an older thread but I found it through Google after noticing that Tim Roth's character on FOX's Lie To Me is seen in Season 1 and 2 occasionally wearing a sportsjacket with red stitching around the lapel hole. Here's a screenshot: http://screencast.com/t/gdffCdBU Might be a long shot but I thought I'd ask if anyone knows what brand jacket that is? Thanks in advance, Tony
 

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by

Featured Sponsor

How many pairs of shoes do you own?

  • 1 - 4

    Votes: 25 3.3%
  • 5 - 10

    Votes: 129 17.2%
  • 11 - 20

    Votes: 241 32.1%
  • 21 - 30

    Votes: 118 15.7%
  • 31 - 40

    Votes: 68 9.1%
  • 41 - 50

    Votes: 47 6.3%
  • 51 - 60

    Votes: 23 3.1%
  • 61 - 70

    Votes: 21 2.8%
  • 71 - 80

    Votes: 16 2.1%
  • 81 - 90

    Votes: 7 0.9%
  • 91 - 100

    Votes: 7 0.9%
  • 100+

    Votes: 48 6.4%

Related Threads

Forum statistics

Threads
428,664
Messages
9,222,025
Members
193,594
Latest member
Caryturf
Top