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Started by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
Why don't the bottom buttons on wasitcoats work?

Posted by: Mac (inactive) Report abuse
Wasitmatter?

Posted by: Mac (inactive) Report abuse
Do your wasitcoats reach your bottom?
Do you feeel the need to button it?

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
I want to know. I'm curious. As anyone will tell you.

Nice bit of schmutter

Posted by: Mac (inactive) Report abuse

Posted by: Mac (inactive) Report abuse

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Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
Ask a serious question and look what happens.

Google isn't helping either.

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
Do the 'Wear the fox hat' one while you're at it.

Posted by: jo anne (23816)  Report abuse
Aww! Not sure if there are haters about, but there are certainly some as mad as hatters.

I know, button up, Jo Anne.

Posted by: Mac (inactive) Report abuse

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
C&A Coat and at

Posted by: Mac (inactive) Report abuse

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
Stick to the topic.

I need to know.

Posted by: jo anne (23816)  Report abuse
29th April 2008 18:32

Just a bit off topic.

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
I don't think I'll be asking yon lady about westkit buttons, Jo Anne.

Posted by: Mac (inactive) Report abuse
Interesting Makes a nice change...

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
I see she's safely buttoned up.

Just.

Posted by: jo anne (23816)  Report abuse
Wise, Dostaf (15:16)- she is clearly a stitch up artist.

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
This isn't helping my quest.

Posted by: jo anne (23816)  Report abuse
Neither use, nor ornament - I agree.

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
The button or the statue?

Posted by: jo anne (23816)  Report abuse
The button and my help.

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
I bet you've tried, too.

I can't find anything. The mester will probably have an answer. He knows knowledge.

Posted by: jo anne (23816)  Report abuse
He might well know the answer - a very smart man, no doubt.

I've not tried yet - I'll look later.

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
'Waistcoats with more than four buttons should have the bottom button undone, just as regular suit vests are normally worn.'

But no mention why

Google 'suit vest' time.

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
Oooohhhhhhh.

According to AAC's "Book"/CDROM ------ Why no men's garment is designed to be fastened by the bottom button: King Edward VII, “Bertie”, son of Victoria (1841 – 1910, King 1901 - 1910) was so heavy that he could not get the bottom button fastened on his vest or to be more historically kind, maybe he just forgot. His subjects taking it as a fashion statement followed his lead and today no man’s suit, sports jacket or vest is designed to button the bottom button. The tradition of not buttoning the bottom button may have also come from the early waistcoats, which were very long. It may have been out of necessity of being able to walk that the bottom buttons were left undone.


Here

Posted by: walshy76 (inactive) Report abuse

Why don't the bottom buttons on wasitcoats work

prrobbally because the person wearing it is a fatty

Posted by: jo anne (23816)  Report abuse
Well done, Dostaf, but you could have just waited til Walshy posted, had you known.

Did you learn that in History, Walshy?

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
More February clarification for those that may need it.

Posted by: walshy76 (inactive) Report abuse
No I googled it jo

Posted by: jo anne (23816)  Report abuse
Google is good.

Dostaf - the fellow cuts quite a dashing figure, being restricted to having the bottom button for decorative purposes only.

Very interesting.

Posted by: erontquay (11269)   Report abuse
King Edward V11, he was a fatty and couldnt fasten the bottom button. So it became fashionable. Also when riding a horse, it stopped the waistcoat riding up. Grooms traditionally dont fasten the bottom button on a waistcoat. Hope this helps in your quest

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
Cheers, Erontquay.

Posted by: hieronymous (1744) Report abuse
It's probably because it's not been ironed!

Posted by: jo anne (23816)  Report abuse
That could have presented a problem.

Posted by: kenee (1830) Report abuse

Who needs a coat for their waist anyway?

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
Me. In this weather.

I only start showing my midriff, thong and tramp stamp when the clocks go forward.

Posted by: jo anne (23816)  Report abuse
Clocks are almost always going forward!

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
I won't mention me Albert.

Google that if you wish.

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
Infamy! Infamy!

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
Midriff is a particular term to denominate the section of the human body between the thorax/chest and the pelvis/hips. It is used (1) as a genteel avoidance of synonymous belly (with its primary external physical feature, the navel); (2) as a synonym for waist; and (3) as a name for the area around (yet mainly below) the diaphragm (particularly including the stomach region).

Kench?

EDIT

Eh!

Posted by: jo anne (23816)  Report abuse
A belly laugh?

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
See new thread.

Posted by: jo anne (23816)  Report abuse
It's not a word I knew before WW.

Edit Can I type kench was beyond my ken before WW?

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
Thus serving as a reminder to the detractors, that some of this drivel can actually be informative.

Posted by: jo anne (23816)  Report abuse
Detractors?!

I'd imagine the more take-aways, the greater the kench.

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
Answers on a postcard

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
"Nowt wrong with 'em!"

Posted by: jo anne (23816)  Report abuse
Take-aways? Their cost can add up.

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
The tractors. (Typed in the same accent as used on corny old joke about a certain chiropodist)

corny - chiropodist

See what I did there?

Posted by: hieronymous (1744) Report abuse
Is John Deere a detractor?

Posted by: jo anne (23816)  Report abuse
Dostaf is an ex tractor fan - so he might be a John Deere detractor.

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
He was once.

Posted by: jo anne (23816)  Report abuse
Not ...

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
Cheers, Jo Anne.

I was just about to call in a debt. 10 Feb 17:16

Posted by: jo anne (23816)  Report abuse
No John Deere - Ploughman's Pickle

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
I thought I was very generous to him.

Even though he complains if I mention ventilation units.

Posted by: jo anne (23816)  Report abuse
You have recycled it quite a lot.

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
True.

Expect complaints.

Posted by: jo anne (23816)  Report abuse
Just when you think it's gone stale ...

... it gets a fresh airing.

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
Mind you, the 'octogenarian parachutist' one was original.

Even if it was based on an old one about a chap with a speech impediment.

Posted by: jo anne (23816)  Report abuse
the 'octogenarian parachutist' one was original

Not quite a repeat then.

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
No. He didn't bounce back.

TAXI!

Posted by: jo anne (23816)  Report abuse
Have you *watched this? (*Albert.)

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
Not yet. Coincidentally, here's another Albert Not a lot of poeple know that.

Posted by: jo anne (23816)  Report abuse
Albert E. Arkwright

And, coincidentally, Ronnie was also a George.

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
E ? I didn't know that.

"Albert" 5:20

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse
I see it's googleable. (Wiki)

Posted by: jo anne (23816)  Report abuse
That's where I found it. wikipedia - click on Arkwright.

Posted by: dostaf (inactive) Report abuse


I knew it from the episode. Just had an idea and a google. I knew there was only his surname above the shop window.

But look at his licensing plate above the door

Posted by: jo anne (23816)  Report abuse
I recommend 'The King's Speech', by the way.

 
 
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