The Hand Sewn Buttonhole Thread

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  1. add911_11

    add911_11 Senior member

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    This is the nicest cuff closure I have seen.
     


  2. davesmith

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    +1 Absolutely stunning. What's the chance you live in London and would be willing to teach me? [​IMG]
     


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    Ralph Lauren Purple Label by Caruso:

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    Borrelli:

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    And not to turn this into the amateur buttonhole sewer's thread, but Jeffreyd's blog post and rs232's pictures above inspired me to try to sew an asola lucida. Here are my first three attempts:

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    Forgive the sloppiness around the bar tack, I'm still learning! :embar:
     


  4. Ich_Dien

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    attolini
     


  5. lee_44106

    lee_44106 Senior member

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    ^Is that suppose to be one of those "Where's Waldo" thingy, but trying to find the buttonhole?
     


  6. andreyb2

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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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  7. davesmith

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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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  8. jefferyd

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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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  10. davesmith

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


  11. jefferyd

    jefferyd Senior member Dubiously Honored

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


  12. davesmith

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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]
     


  13. Despos

    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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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.
     


  14. in stitches

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    x post!!

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    Another sample:

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    (Henry Poole)
     


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