Buttons on the sleeves of the jackets

Have you ever wondered why men's jackets have buttons on their sleeves? The buttons are there for the very traditional reason that in the past, men wore jackets when working, and when the work was done, the sleeves were wrapped. Hence the saying - roll up your sleeves. There are also buttons on the cuffs of the shirt for the same reason. The buttons had to be opened to wrap the sleeves.

Then why did the sleeves have to be wrapped around? At the time, washing the laundry was cumbersome and inconvenient, so the clothes were protected by wrapping their sleeves. In addition, the jackets were of the current loose-fitting pattern and no separate overalls were known. The man always wore a jacket, even when working. So the buttons are a sign of tradition.

Why isn't the buttonhole on the sleeve "genuine"?

It is sometimes said that in high quality jackets the buttonholes are made through and in lower quality buttonholes only the stitches are depicted. On the ready-made clothing side, however, there is a clear reason why button holes should not be made through: Once the holes are made, it is virtually impossible to move the position of the buttons. When the position of the buttons cannot be moved, it may be impossible to shorten the sleeves without the cuffs of the cuffs.

Reykjavik District buttons are sewn without holes. These buttons can be moved to shorten or lengthen the sleeve, if necessary.

- "This solution was a matter of course, because we want to leave room for lengthening and shortening the sleeve," says Olly Lindal of Reykjavik.

The Reykjavik District also leaves fabric on the sleeve turns for easy extension. Most Italian characters are cut out and can no longer be stretched directly.

- "We've found the same thing that Italians cut fabrics in hidden parts of the sleeve, which makes it difficult to shorten. We leave the fabric uncut, which makes it easier to extend the sleeve," says Olly.

Reykjavik District jackets have designs with handmade buttons. The fabrics found on the buttons can also be found on the other details of the jacket. So great detail!

Number of buttons

The rule goes that the more formal the jacket, the more buttons and vice versa. Usually the most formal number is four buttons, as in the cuff of the jacket of the suit above. However, you can often see five buttons in the Reykjavik District's bulk jackets. Stylish detail by Olly Lindal. Loose jackets, or blazers with two buttons at the cuffs, are often unlined. These then represent a more relaxed style line. The button count on the sleeves also applies well to outer jackets.

Is the quality mark then the perforated cuffs? I would say here that it makes more sense not to make holes where the wearer can customize the garment. But if you are going to wrap your sleeves, check that the holes are correct and also make sure that the slit of the sleeve is not sewn anyway :)