What is Wednesday #17.

What is Wednesday.

WIW #17

This weekly Wednesday post is aimed at answering some of the more basic and critical aspects of tailoring and the terminology we use to describe them. It stems from realizing that I’m constantly throwing out different terms with my clients and quite often they’re unsure as to what I exactly mean.  The goal of this section then is to alleviate this terminology gap and provide you with some know-how to talk tailoring with a little more ease.

What is…meant by having kissing buttons?

When we say the buttons are “kissing” it simply means they are touching each other.  This can occur in two ways; in the top image below you see the overlapping technique.  This creates different angles to which the buttons lie which to some is visually more interesting.  The second option can be seen in the bottom image; in this case the buttons don’t overlap but instead they are simply abutting one another.

WIW #17 II

This weeks discussion is of course a natural follow up to the relevance of the surgeon’s cuff that was discussed.  In terms of a tie in; both of these methods are possible options when using a surgeon’s cuff or when choosing a cuff that has decorative buttonholes that actually don’t function.  And lastly why would you choose one option over the other?  No reason other than aesthetics – one will simply look better to your eye and that is the one you should go with.

As always please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions or comments. Better yet book a free appointment and we can banter in person and see if we might be a good fit to work together.

Take care – Michael


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