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The Hand Sewn Buttonhole Thread

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

  1. jefferyd

    jefferyd Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Just as anyone with fingers and a thumb can learn to draw. But as we see from some of the photos posted above, not everyone can learn to do it well.



    Ok, so some examples from America. *Ahem*

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  2. Pingson

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    Amazing....:worship2:
     
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  4. Fred G. Unn

    Fred G. Unn Senior member

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    Wow, jeffreryd's look amazing! Here's my small contribution of jacket sleeves with handmade button holes by Alicja Maciejewicz in NJ:

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    Your buttonholes don't look neat, kinda shoddy actually
     
  7. lee_44106

    lee_44106 Senior member

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    Unfortunately for this forum, some brands are so universally worshipped, that even shoddy worksmanship are explained away as being quarks/house-style/rustic charm/idiosyncracies of "handwork"

    I just think that evaluations will be more objective by blinding the evaluators to the brand.
     
  8. jefferyd

    jefferyd Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    QED





    Thanks guys. :)
     
  9. mmkn

    mmkn Senior member

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    Here's one by member dkst posted the London Lounge on one of his own creations . . .

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    He doesn't seem a tailor to me, but more a hobbyist/aficionado.

    Beautiful, nevertheless.

    - M
     
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  10. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    :cheers: well done.


    +1

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    i find there are a few different general shapes, each with variations of course.

    1. the straight button hole, self explanatory.

    2. the key hole, where it is mostly straight, with a circular opening at the end.

    3. the pear/tear drop shape, where the button hole gets progressively wider from the closed portion, culminating in a circular end.

    when done best, my favorite is the pear/tear drop shape. i have seen it done really really well by zegna, on their couture suiting. couldnt find a pic tho.
     
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  11. jefferyd

    jefferyd Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Give him my compliments (I don't remember my login for the LL)
     
  12. mmkn

    mmkn Senior member

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    ^ Ha ha, I don't remember mine either, too lazy to look it up.

    Anyhow, I don't know him personally, but I think he is a physician (?surgeon).

    My theory is that he uses surgical loupes like those below to get really good magnification to do such fine and detailed work. Just a theory.

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    - M
     
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  13. jefferyd

    jefferyd Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    There's more to it in the feel of it than seeing it up close, but if he is a surgeon then he would have good hands for it and be a natural, I would think.
     
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  14. jefferyd

    jefferyd Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I agree. I think Kiton makes some of the most horrendous-looking buttonholes anywhere.
     
  15. Fred G. Unn

    Fred G. Unn Senior member

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    :cry:

    I've been using her since she's supposed to be the best around (in central NJ). I'm in NYC often enough that it's no problem to drop stuff off there. Who do you guys use in the city for hand sewn buttonholes?
     
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    These are some I've done on my own. The rightmost 3 are done in vintage Coats & Clark silk and the rest in Guterman R753. The 2 traditionally sewn holes on the left have a narrower gimp than the rest.
     
  17. allaboutshoes

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    How much does she charge per hole?
     
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