CHANEL Bronze Metal Button Small

The Buttonhole

The buttonhole can be described as an opening used to secure a garment with a button.

A buttonhole can be constructed by looping thread, string, or corded fabric, but a loop is not exactly just a 'hole.' A buttonhole is more commonly considered as a slit cut into the fabric, while being surrounded by reinforcement stitching around the opening to strengthen and maintain the desired size and shape.

Before the 12th century, there was little sign of a buttonhole in the western world. Instead, primarily loops were assembled with thread and cording to secure the button. But by the 13th century, the buttonhole made its way to Europe, Germany being first. Its beginnings can be traced as far back as ancient Persia and in the clothing designs of the Turks and the Mongols.

CHANEL was early in adopting the buttonhole to fasten to parts of a garment together. During that era, buttons were still used mostly as ornamentation and buttonholes were not customary. CHANEL went so far as to require that every button on a jacket was paired with a buttonhole.

Today, buttonholes are mostly still functional to a garment, and are much rarely merely an embellishment to a garment. Buttonholes are expected to quickly and resiliently secure shirt cuffs, jeans waist bands, jackets, and so many other pieces of garments. Box buttonholes are the most common, which are bar tacks at the top and bottom, the bead at the sides. Keyhole buttonholes are commonplace on tailored outerwear, where the button will lock into place into the rounded key end of the hole.

Replica Chanel Items

The reason to avoid replica Chanel items is that it is likely that the fake will not only bear low quality buttons, but it might be missing the buttonhole.

Beautiful CHANEL

A beautiful CHANEL button is surely worthy to be pushed through a perfectly secure buttonhole.