Day shape

Men’s buttons have four holes which allow them to be fixed firmly to a shirt. In tailoring, menswear buttons generally have a diameter of 11mm. It’s upper surface is denoted by a one millimeter rim. 

 

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mother-of-pearl buttons
silver links
cufflinks, handmade in Paris
diameter 11mm
Archétype

Relating to the pierced button. For men, this 11mm diameter button is recognisable by its four holes which are solidly attached to the shirt. The topside of the button features an engraving or a reasonably thick rim. For women, the equation is more delicate: 2 holes and a diameter of 10mm.

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.