Button placement on cuffs

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Marc mndt, Jul 26, 2020.

  1. ton312

    ton312

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    I’ve been pouring over all your posts on Sears Hercules jackets Terry. You’ve had (and I’m sure still have) some incredible examples. I’ve decided to sell off everything else I have and make these jackets my sole pursuit. I’ll keep the Goodgal and the Bates but everything else is outta here.
     
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  2. Peter Bowden

    Peter Bowden Practically Family

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    Dave Himel talks about the Reece button hole machine in this podcast and I think uses one in one of his videos
    https://www.heddels.com/2016/03/podcast-5-dave-himel-himel-bros/
    Starts at around 51 minutes
     
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  3. tmitchell59

    tmitchell59 My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    I saw you were looking at the Hercules thread so I updated it with everything I think I own or owned. Most of the jackets I have found in the Sears catalog, including yours. Sears was one of biggest retailers in the world and moved these jackets into homes all over the world.
     
  4. Marc mndt

    Marc mndt Call Me a Cab

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    Just listened the part where he eleborates on his button hole machines. That's a fun fact: The Reece buttonhole machines had counters on them, you had to pay the Reece company depending on the number of buttonholes you made with the machine. 7FDBFF69-E14A-469C-9C90-07F21183C383.jpeg
     
  5. navetsea

    navetsea I'll Lock Up

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    there is video on youtube or google image guide to handsew button hole finish, it looks thick since inside you put a loop of a thick thread (or multiple threads into a loop around the buttonhole) before wrapped around with threads, I tried to follow one to repair the unravelling buttonhole on my jeans, my first try so it was not neat at all but nice stout edge finisher indeed.
     
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  6. zebedee

    zebedee One Too Many

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    It's just much easier to alter suit arms that don't have actual buttonholes and buttons.
     
  7. jonbuilder

    jonbuilder Call Me a Cab

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    Good to see someone going down the true original vintage road
     
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  8. ton312

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    Head first Jon!
     
  9. Dr H

    Dr H Call Me a Cab

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    Dave Sheeley uses several authentic period sewing machines and button holers. Here’s an example of his work on a cuff.
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