Monday, May 4, 2009

Quality Details: Welt Buttonholes

Here, the lovely Marella Agnelli, wife of the Fiat founder, in her day one of the most elegant dressers in Europe. Admire not only her swanlike neck, the lovely renaissance facade behind her, but also the wonderfully subtle craftsmanship of her buttonholes (click on image to enlarge). When you see this mail-slot-like detailing, you know the garment is distinguished, whether you find it in a great boutique or a lowly thrift store.

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