When it comes to Spring wardrobe ideas, detailing a sport coat or suit has never been more fun!
From altering the color of one’s lapel button hole thread…to…changing the thread of a jacket’s entire set of button holes… to altering the color of a jacket’s buttons…everything is in play!
Here my customer has taken a great-performing suit blended by Vitale Barberis of wool/linen, chosen a one-button peak lapel for its button stance profile, and trimmed all button holes with white thread to match the suit’s stripe. I’ve also chosen white buttons.
Next, we expanded this versatile suit’s use by pairing with a very cool light-weight ivory pant and an open-collar custom shirt. I modeled this outfit in a 2-button notch lapel just to show what it could look like if one prefers notch vs. peak lapels.
Finally, my customer took his custom casual shirt and decided to have some fun with that as shown below:
While this custom casual shirt look great with our new Linen/wool blazer, it also will look great worn outside a pair of your favorite jeans…cut shorter, for that perfect look, of course!
This Spring, look for contrasting lapel button hole thread. If you are buying off-the-rack, don’t despair…a good tailor can change out the lapel button hole thread for $10-30/buttonhole. Shirts are not easily alterable…but the good news is that everyone is getting into the casual shirt/trim business and there are lots of great alternatives.
If you are a customer of Christopher’s Custom, click on the “Contact” tab at the top of this page, and make your spring appointment today!
Vinnie Rua- Founder, Christopher’s Custom and President, Suits For The Cause