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S.ave O.ur S.artorial arts

(But I cannot recommend the trouser stripe for the average man…)

3 thoughts on “S.ave O.ur S.artorial arts

  1. Trouser stripe – agreed. However, redoing the button holes in a contrasting thread I thought was spectacular. Unfortunately, it took five minutes trying to convince my tailor to open the lapel hole (OPEN, mind you), before he agreed. Then throw in that I wanted a flower loop stitched into the back and I thought the poor man’s head would explode. Needless to say, finding a tailor in my neck of the woods to do something like redoing the thread may be a difficult task, indeed.

  2. Hello Turling, Keep fighting the good fight! Once he’s opened the buttonhole… well it’s a slippery slope. (I do em myself with an Exacto.) Have a good friend who has had his buttonholes stitched with contrasting colour. I was skeptical at first, but it really does look good. He only does one on each sleeve and the lapel.

  3. Great observations about Italian traditions in tailoring! I have found these kinds of details on Brunello Cucinelli’s ladies’ pieces (also an Italian house). A favorite tailored white shirt has three buttons on each cuff–small, different color buttons, but all neutral. Nothing that shouts out at you, but a whimsical detail that a few friends (friends who notice these things) have noticed with delight! One button is white, one is gray, and one is a darker gray (charcoal). Similar whimsical details on the inside of the skirt of trouser–linings and waist bands trimmed in a neck-tie stripe fabric or jeans pockets lined with indigo stripe cotton. The joy is that these details are purely for the pleasure of the wearer. Thanks for the video!

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