Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Closure (of a Sartorial Nature)

What better way to close out the year than with a nod to hand-sewn buttonholes.

A timeless detail appreciated by the few. Fewer are the tailors with the skill, patience and inclination to do such meticulous work. It is something one asks for, looks for and looks forward to. Discrete. Luxurious.

And what beauty, arising from thread, needle and hand. A metaphor for sartorial dress.

1 comment:

snoblak said...

Just the other day at Harrods I was shopping with a friend of mine who works at Paul Smith. He was fiddling with these button holes and I asked him why. He told me , generally, a well -made expensive suit has real button holes, versus the fake ones put on due to "mass production". So for him he respected a suit that has real button holes more that fake ones that don't open.

And by the way, I used to live in Vancouver and went to UBC. Happy New Year !