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Working buttonholes?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by deaddog, Jun 22, 2006.

  1. deaddog

    deaddog Senior member

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    I am considering a Brioni on ebay. Unfortunately, the seller has not responded to my question regarding whether the buttonholes are working (I prefer not because I probably have to bring the sleeves up about .5- 1 inch). I know its not a good sign that the guy isn't responding, but its a good looking suit! Anyway, here is a pix of the buttonholes - can you determine from the pix if these are working?

    Thanks
     
  2. jml90

    jml90 Senior member

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    It doesn't look like they are, but it appears that they could be turned very easily
     
  3. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Definitely look like fake buttonholes
     
  4. Tomasso

    Tomasso Senior member

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    3 buttons common for Brioni? I never noticed.
     
  5. Despos

    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    It appears to be a chain stitch only on the surface of the cloth. Pretty safe bet, go ahead , if you can get it.
     
  6. Jovan

    Jovan Senior member

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    I haven't heard of Brioni suits with faux buttonholes. Be wary, it could be a fake.
     
  7. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    I haven't heard of Brioni suits with faux buttonholes. Be wary, it could be a fake.

    ?

    Anyone can buy a Brioni suit and decide to get fake buttonholes instead of functional... Many people (including Brioni buyers) see no utility or benefit in having functional buttons on their sleeves
     
  8. mano

    mano Senior member

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    All Brioni come with unfinished sleeves. The jacket deadog is considering is used and the original owner had his tailored with faux buttonholes.
     
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    itsstillmatt Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    At Wilkes Bashford all Brioni jackets have 3 sleeve buttons.
     
  10. kitonbrioni

    kitonbrioni Senior member

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    I haven't heard of Brioni suits with faux buttonholes. Be wary, it could be a fake.
    Here's a Brioni with the original nonworking buttonholes--
    [​IMG]
     
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    Anyone can buy a Brioni suit and decide to get fake buttonholes instead of functional... Many people (including Brioni buyers) see no utility or benefit in having functional buttons on their sleeves


    +1
     
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    because there aren't really any there.
     

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