Coat buttons need a little slack to fit through thicker plackets. Create space by placing a toothpick over the button while bringing a threaded needle through the fabric, into the button, over the toothpick and back into the fabric. Repeat until secure and remove toothpick.
Pull the button away from the fabric and wrap the thread around the newly formed stem. Knot thread just below the button.
Ludlow two-button jacket, $365 at J.Crew
We've received a lot of questions regarding these little guys as of late. Thus, we present a quick refresher course.
Working buttonholes once denoted the suit was of the highest-quality. Leaving one or two open was a subtle way of showing off.