Button Thing – the Button, the Underrated Accessory

Elegance is described as we know in many places differently. For example the gentleman may decorate according to many authors with more than wedding ring, watch and cufflinks. The Gentleman Blog shows that you can comply with this rule and still go with an other Accessories : with buttons.

Conscious choice makes the accessory buttons

A button is a part of a two-part device, which is used, two pieces of clothing of any kind such as outerwear, underwear, Shoes , or two parts of containers such as bags, baskets, to combine boxes (close),” so it says Wikipedia.
So far, so practical. But in the button question is untapped potential to the Customizing of the suits or blazers. Who wants to meet the mentioned wedding ring watch cufflinks rule, but still more, an expressive and yet not Peacock- or too pompous Tüpfelchens on the ‘i’ of personal style searches, finds an ally in the button.
The button is a consistently underrated and when ordering new dress much too often overlooked antagonist to the hand-stitched and like contrasting Loche: usually, buttons are simple and selected for all other details more en passant to Loveless, after all, sometimes on sleeves kissing, much more closely next to each other, to measure clothing and upscale customized clothing aufgeheftetem actually durchknöpfbar or as a simple fake on rod stock – at worst in the neighborhood with the on the sleeve up and there forgotten manufacturer proof. But it’s just different.

Zipper competition invigorates the button business

Since the 14th century, the mechanical buckle instead of cords, ribbons, Nestel bands, clasps or gagging, established to keep together what belongs together. From 1851, as the “automatic, continuous dress fastener”, better known as zipper, invented (and for the first time on a large scale after 1917 when the United States Navy weatherproof suits of pilots deployed), the button because of the very practical competition had to evolve. Soon, it was again considered chic to wear studs from unusual materials such as mother-of-Pearl, real horn or leather.
In fact, such buttons as eye-catcher are intended for Blazers and sport coats. Buttons with gold or silver leaf, genuine enamel or bronze are available for suits with an English Beknopfung. These are in large and small available and are poured into small amounts of pressure. The available designs are usually very classic and include for example Adler, Celtic crosses and Cambridge coat of arms. My favorite: The gold button with the inscription XIII the motif “Carpe diem“.

Individual buttons have their price

As the most beautiful as well as unnecessary things also fine buttons have their price: for an equipment of jacket, vest and replacement buttons the surcharge of a three-piece suit is around 300 euros. Who loves it even more exclusive, can verknopfen from a number of usually 100 design, coat of arms or logo – so a subtle individuality is feasible, faded behind a monogram in the size shirt to all world detail. Probably the one who has no other worries.

Read also from mathgeneral.com:
Tailcoat, tuxedo, Cataway & co. – the hierarchy of suits
Gentleman accessory: The material tissue
What watches out of time still show

The author

This post comes from the digital pen by Lars Hallatsch. He lives and works as a freelance journalist, lecturer and coach in Cologne and Munich. Style and style for men are his special passion.

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