Buttons, buttons everywhere…

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May, 2014

Buttons, buttons everywhere…

My first port of call in search of the toggle fastening was the Liberty Haberdashery floor. The button wall is a sight to behold. image courtesy of swcraftclublondon.blogspot.co.uk
My first port of call in search of the toggle fastening was the Liberty Haberdashery floor. The button wall is a sight to behold.
image courtesy of swcraftclublondon.blogspot.co.uk

In the heatwave that hit London last week I was on the hunt for the perfect toggle for a Doorman’s coat. This sounds like a wonderful opportunity to explore the trim shops of London, and it was. Weaving in and out of the shoppers and tourists on Oxford Street, I went in search of the perfect toggle.

A visit to Liberty London is always a treat for me and today was no exeption. A haven from the bustling crowds. I headed straight for the haberdashery floor, and the button wall was magnificent. All the colours and shapes you can imagine, but nothing that suits the vivid blue coat.

After scouring all the haberdashery shops in the area, and asking for all the help I could get I finally found a winner. It was down to two options and there was a clear winner to fit the brief. I also found some twisted navy cord to create the loop for the fastening.

These are the two options of toggle shape that I found in MacCulloch and Wallice. The elegant shape of the first toggle really caught my eye. However the navy blue toggle fit the brief perfectly.
These are the two options of toggle shape that I found in a Trim shop. The elegant shape of the first toggle really caught my eye. However the navy blue toggle fit the brief perfectly.

Once I picked out the right toggles for the coat, I rushed over to our Tailors workshop to deliver the hand picked fastening in time to finish the first sample of the coat.

Later that week I went to pick up the sample from out Tailors and here is the finished toggle fastening! We asked for the patches to be the same fabric as the coat to create an understated finish.
Later that week I went to pick up the sample from our Tailor and here is the finished toggle fastening! We asked for the patches to be the same fabric as the coat to create an understated finish.

 

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