Studs - Day archetype, nacre and silver

Studs - Day archetype

Archetype is a nod to the origins of the sew-on button, the kind used to button shirtfronts together. This button is the basis for all Gassmann's creations. The men's models are 11mm in diameter with four holes.

It's upper surface is denoted by either an engraving or a reasonably thick rim which serves to designate the ultimate use of the button.

TTC230,00 €HT191,67 €
Délais de livraison: 
7 days - Fedex (standard shipment: France : 10€ / UE : 15€ / hors UE : 25€)
mother-of-pearl cabochons
silver links
studs, handmade in Paris
set of 4 studs
Apparat

Refers to moments in high-society life, as well as the great moments of one’s personal life. It constitutes one of the categories in Samuel Gassmann’s collections alongside négligé, daywear, eveningwear and sport cufflinks. 

Boutons

After using iron-mail (a metal staple that held two parts of a garment together) or never-ending stitches that were sewn and then unpicked each time an item of clothing was worn, rows of button finally appeared in the 14th century closing the arm of a shirt from elbow to cuff. Little by little, the button became an element of distinction (for women of the Court and on Navy and Army uniforms) before becoming a truly elaborate fashion object. The first mother-of-pearl buttons flourish in the 19th century appearing on the front section of Romantic shirts. 

Coquillages

Shells are the buttons’ accomplices, their best friends. The mother-of-pearl that lines the inside of the shells is the button maker’s material of choice. The seashell that most commonly produces mother-of-pearl is the pearl oyster that makes the immaculate white nacre, used for the daywear buttons, and grey nacre for the eveningwear buttons. Equally the burgau produces a grey nacre, the troca a sandy beige hue and the clam shell (often referred to in vernacular French as la clovisse) also bears mother-of-pearl.