Boutons de manchette ligne d'apparat (jour) en nacre franche

Pomp and circumstances shape (day)

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 thin engravure of a rim. 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Jour

Day clothes are supposed to ease one’s daily activities. Daywear cufflinks are also designed to be worn comfortably, from Monday to Friday. 

Lois somptuaires

A dress code of yester year, sumptuary laws symbolically marked the principles of the wardrobe. Certain outfits were reserved for specific social groups: regulations controlled the length of trains and the quantity of ribbons, embroidery and braids subjecting the newly moneyed bourgeoisie to the strictest moderation and preserving the noble classes superiority.