Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Manton, Feb 10, 2008.

  1. Despos

    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    6,102
    Likes Received:
    1,114
    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2006
    Would use buttons with a matte finish rather than these shiny buttons
     


  2. lysandar

    lysandar Senior member

    Messages:
    141
    Likes Received:
    16
    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2012
    These colors look familiar. Wouldn't happen to be buttons from Grunwald's, by any chance?
     


  3. apropos

    apropos Senior member

    Messages:
    4,466
    Likes Received:
    309
    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2008
    Thanks all for the feedback. Bottom left it is.

    Despos, I agree - will be an easy affair to matte-ify them (cue heismatt joke). A container with a lid and some fine sand is all one needs. I get all my buttons shiny, because it's a lot easy to make shiny buttons matte than to do the reverse.

    Buttons are from RJ Weldon; I imagine there are just a few suppliers to the haberdashery resellers so similarities are inevitable.
     
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2012


  4. Slewfoot

    Slewfoot Senior member

    Messages:
    4,505
    Likes Received:
    555
    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2008
    Location:
    New York
    

    Good point and agreed.
     


  5. NewYorkIslander

    NewYorkIslander Affiliate Vendor

    Messages:
    9,936
    Likes Received:
    5,447
    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2008
    Location:
    Breuckelen, NY 11209
    

    Hey Slew-

    Any shot of getting another custom order through minnis for perhaps a fall fabric? Flannel perhaps?
     


  6. Kaplan

    Kaplan Senior member

    Messages:
    4,189
    Likes Received:
    2,686
    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2008
    Location:
    In Hedonic Decline
    apropos, great cloth and buttons. +1 to lower left.

    Using that same pic, what colour buttons do you guys suggest for the RAF blue Minnis Fresco 0520? Black or one of the two darker browns?

    Matte or shiny?

    Thanks.
     


  7. kolecho

    kolecho Senior member

    Messages:
    3,186
    Likes Received:
    269
    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2004
    

    I'd like to see how matte the buttons can become with a little sand can shake. Please post the outcome if it's convenient.
     


  8. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    41,574
    Likes Received:
    2,814
    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2002
    Location:
    In Hiding
    
    I would only use matte buttons on fresco. As to color, it depends on what kind of garment you are making. If a jacket, then brown or white. Not dark brown either but a mid brown or tan. If a blazer suit, then dark brown is good. If a suity suit, then blue.
     


  9. Slewfoot

    Slewfoot Senior member

    Messages:
    4,505
    Likes Received:
    555
    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2008
    Location:
    New York
    Doubtful anything for this Fall/Winter as I'm not decided on any designs and there probably wouldn't be time anyway. Soon enough I'm sure!
     


  10. Kaplan

    Kaplan Senior member

    Messages:
    4,189
    Likes Received:
    2,686
    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2008
    Location:
    In Hedonic Decline
    Thanks, Manton. It's for the suit you've already seen in the NSM thread. I asked for brown buttons but got shiny black ones instead. She of course offered to change them.
     
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2012


  11. apropos

    apropos Senior member

    Messages:
    4,466
    Likes Received:
    309
    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2008
    

    [​IMG]

    Another alternative is to send your suit to a crap dry cleaners, once had all my buttons come back matted when they were previously shiny.
     
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2012


  12. Renton

    Renton Senior member

    Messages:
    540
    Likes Received:
    24
    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2010
    Location:
    MS
    

    +1, I can't miss out like I did with the cigar fresco.
     


  13. Maccimus

    Maccimus Senior member

    Messages:
    984
    Likes Received:
    117
    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2008
    Location:
    Shanghai
    Just had a basted fitting. Yes, it is THE fresco.
    [​IMG]

    The back still needs some work.
    [​IMG]
     


  14. Slewfoot

    Slewfoot Senior member

    Messages:
    4,505
    Likes Received:
    555
    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2008
    Location:
    New York
    

    Yay! Looks great.
     


  15. Maccimus

    Maccimus Senior member

    Messages:
    984
    Likes Received:
    117
    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2008
    Location:
    Shanghai
    What about MOP buttons for the suit?
     


Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by