• CALLING ON HOME SEWERS TO HELP HEALTHCARE WORKERS FIGHTING COVID-19

    The lack of proper masks, gowns, and eyewear equipment is making it difficult for health workers to do their work fighting the novel coronavirus. In a recent New York Times article, medical workers said they were worried about how they can both fight the coronavirus without imperiling themselves, as well as their loved ones when they go back home.

    If you are a home sewer, please consider helping my joining Hickey Freman Technical Vice President Jeffery Diduch in his effort to produce and deliver homemade gowns and masks to medical professionals in the greater Rochester, New York Area. Read about how you can help 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!

Thoughts on Removing Nipple Buttons from Double Breasted Suits

Superfluous

Distinguished Member
Joined
Sep 19, 2010
Messages
3,077
Reaction score
233
what are your thoughts on removing the upper two useless nipple buttons on a double breasted suit. Not only will it not look like you have nipples on your jacket anymore, but it gets rid of useless buttons. Has anyone done this? Recommended?

 

F. Corbera

Distinguished Member
Joined
Sep 30, 2010
Messages
4,908
Reaction score
1,167
The DoW had this done on all his Scholte DBs, but prospectively.
 

landshark

Distinguished Member
Joined
Apr 22, 2010
Messages
1,715
Reaction score
54
I think they look better without the extra buttons. My only fear would be taking the buttons off and having it show on the fabric.
 

bjornb17

Senior Member
Joined
Sep 10, 2010
Messages
732
Reaction score
11
Originally Posted by Tony Romo
what are your thoughts on removing the upper two useless nipple buttons on a double breasted suit. Not only will it not look like you have nipples on your jacket anymore, but it gets rid of useless buttons. Has anyone done this? Recommended?



If you want get rid of the useless buttons, then take off all 5 unused ones.
 

bigj93702

Active Member
Joined
Oct 12, 2010
Messages
33
Reaction score
1
Isn't this the same jacket where you asked about making it a sport coat?

If it is - then although I am a fat ass - let me loudly state that you obviously like the look and thus should do what ever you want. Be a rebel! Dress the way you want!

That being said - I would not remove the buttons just because they are "useless," - they are like jewels.
 

George

Distinguished Member
Joined
Mar 23, 2008
Messages
2,832
Reaction score
13
I think you should add another one Scaramanga style.
 

Superfluous

Distinguished Member
Joined
Sep 19, 2010
Messages
3,077
Reaction score
233
Originally Posted by bigj93702
Isn't this the same jacket where you asked about making it a sport coat?

If it is - then although I am a fat ass - let me loudly state that you obviously like the look and thus should do what ever you want. Be a rebel! Dress the way you want!

That being said - I would not remove the buttons just because they are "useless," - they are like jewels.


No, that was something completely different. And the suit above was something I pulled off google images to show the nipple buttons
.

If it's wool, there shouldn't be anything showing in the fabric that there were once buttons, correct?
 

GBR

Distinguished Member
Joined
Mar 15, 2006
Messages
8,548
Reaction score
718
Silly nonsense{ That is the style of the coat and removing makes no sense whatever. I am staggered that you harbour such thoughts.
 

Grammaton Cleric

Distinguished Member
Joined
Dec 17, 2007
Messages
1,818
Reaction score
344
Originally Posted by GBR
Silly nonsense{ That is the style of the coat and removing makes no sense whatever. I am staggered that you harbour such thoughts.

Doesn't it just turn into a std 4 x 2 DB - not that silly
 

Srynerson

Senior Member
Joined
Mar 18, 2010
Messages
303
Reaction score
1
Originally Posted by Tony Romo
what are your thoughts on removing the upper two useless nipple buttons on a double breasted suit. Not only will it not look like you have nipples on your jacket anymore, but it gets rid of useless buttons. Has anyone done this? Recommended?



I'd be apprehensive that there would be damage to the fabric when the buttons were removed. If you don't like the look, just get a 4X2 DB in the first place, IMHO.
 

scurvyfreedman

Distinguished Member
Joined
May 5, 2010
Messages
1,462
Reaction score
790
Originally Posted by bjornb17
If you want get rid of the useless buttons, then take off all 5 unused ones.

But, at least two are needed, because you should be able to button a DB on either side.
 

landshark

Distinguished Member
Joined
Apr 22, 2010
Messages
1,715
Reaction score
54
Originally Posted by scurvyfreedman
But, at least two are needed, because you should be able to button a DB on either side.


Negative, you should never button a DB the other way. The reason most of them have a buttonhole on the inside is because there is a button on the inside that keeps the lapel at the correct angle.
 

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by

Featured Sponsor

WHICH TYPE OF SNEAKERS WORK BEST ON A FIRST DATE?

  • Classic Leather Low-Top

  • Canvas Plimsoll

  • Leather Slip-On

  • Canvas Slip-On

  • Athletic Kicks

  • Leather High-Top


Results are only viewable after voting.

Related Threads

Forum statistics

Threads
435,814
Messages
9,364,445
Members
196,506
Latest member
sgculkhil
Top