Button up

1. Button up (noun): A button-up shirt, i.e. a shirt that is fastened vertically together by a single front-placed column of buttons. 2. Button up (transitive verb): To fasten a garment with buttons, e.g. a cuff. 3. Button up (intransitive verb): To keep warm through the preparatory measure of “buttoning up” i.e. to fasten clothing…

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What is an Alteration Hand?

In the world of bespoke tailoring, an alteration hand (sometimes referred to as an alterations specialist, or an alterationist) is someone who modifies, repairs, and adjusts the fit of a completed garment. All tailors are capable of making alterations, but not all alteration hands are capable of being tailors. Alteration hands may use machine or…

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