How to make the Milanese buttonhole

The Milanese buttonhole is a very iconic type of buttonhole and a sign of a bespoke suit.

The Asolsa Lucida glossy buttonhole, which most likely originated in the Abruzzi region of Italy, is also preferred in Paris, whose tailors refer to this style of buttonhole as the Milanese buttonhole. The silk gimp, key to the overall look, is usually from Guterman and is known as Agreman, writes

How to make the Milanese buttonhole
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