Working button holes

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  1. cuffthis

    cuffthis Senior member

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    Serious reeking of showing off. [​IMG]
     
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    Did you just undo all of the bottom buttons just for this shot?
     
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    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Please say "Yes".
     
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    Wow. That's beautiful. Thanks for demonstrating the proper storage of suits.
     
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    I think it looks quite nice, heh.

    koji
     
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    cuffthis Senior member

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    (NoVaguy @ Feb. 15 2005,19:50) Did you just undo all of the bottom buttons just for this shot?
    Please say "Yes".
    Photo is an archive one of my closet from last year (before wallpaper installed). That's the way I wear 'em. But I promise I only ever (ever) open 1 button on 1 sleeve. Why? 1. because I can. 2. If anyone wants to see the pair of vintage cufflinks I am wearing, it makes it easier to show, without raising up your sleeve a lot. Why not? Because I am NOT a snob. I am a modest CPA who appreciates and admires quality. Quality in tailoring, design, innovative thought and creative transaction. And, the 2-3 times a year I visit Mr. Flusser and Mr. Rykken in NYC, one of them or one of the others in their shop has an undone one. It was Clothes and the Man in 1985 who started me on my sartorial journey and helped me to try and acheive the look from the wonderful Cary Grant and Fred Astaire movies on VHS I began collecting (at age 17). I will discuss this with Alan next time I am in NYC. And if he gives me grief, I will defend myself by saying I think a flower in your lapel AND a pocket square is too much. Take that.
     
  7. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Mark and Alan leave their sleeve buttons undone? I had not noticed. I don't often disagree with either of them, but I do on this.
     
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    Ok, everything closed up. Hope you'all can sleep better now, lol. (Ralph Lauren "Churchill camel houndstooth" wallpaper added since previous archive picture with 1 button opened. [​IMG]
     
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    Yes, now we can hate you just for the extent of your wardrobe, instead of for your (potential) functional buttonhole violations [​IMG]
     
  10. Mark Seitelman

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    Dear Friend,

    I also recall Alan and Mark with all buttons done. I believe that I once asked Alan about this, and he preferred to keep them buttoned.

    What's on the bottom rack? Sportscoats?

    You have a beautiful wardrobe. Enjoy it.

    Son of Brummell (a/k/a Mark Seitelman)
     
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    demeis Senior member

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    cuffthis i am so jelous of your wardrobe, hopefully in time i can have something even close.
     
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    It's gauche to leave them open. It's the mark of the parvenu.
     
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    Why is it taboo to have a dinner jacket with working buttonholes?
     
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    Horace Senior member

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    (NoVaguy @ Feb. 15 2005,19:50) Did you just undo all of the bottom buttons just for this shot?
    Please say "Yes".
    I hope so. It's one of the most vulgar things I think you can do, in matters sartorial. It's akin to telling people how much you make, asking someone the cost of their co-op, etc.
     
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    Yes, my sportcoats are on the botton rack (and the bottom rack of another set of shelves on the other side of my dressing room).

    PS - I hope it wasn't my photos that caused the shutdown of this site for bandwidth problems. If so, who do I see to make a $ donation, lol.

    And, Mark, nice to identify a fellow LL member with a board name.

    Regards,

    Tom Hudson
     

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