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Started by: dostaf (inactive)

Why don't the bottom buttons on wasitcoats work?

Started: 9th Feb 2012 at 14:53

Posted by: Mac (inactive)

Wasitmatter?

Replied: 9th Feb 2012 at 14:54

Posted by: Mac (inactive)

Do your wasitcoats reach your bottom?
Do you feeel the need to button it?

Replied: 9th Feb 2012 at 14:56
Last edited by Mac: 9th Feb 2012 at 14:56:36

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

I want to know. I'm curious. As anyone will tell you.

Nice bit of schmutter

Replied: 9th Feb 2012 at 14:56

Posted by: Mac (inactive)

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Posted by: Mac (inactive)

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Posted by: Mac (inactive)

Replied: 9th Feb 2012 at 15:00

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

Ask a serious question and look what happens.

Google isn't helping either.

Replied: 9th Feb 2012 at 15:00

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

Do the 'Wear the fox hat' one while you're at it.

Replied: 9th Feb 2012 at 15:02
Last edited by dostaf: 9th Feb 2012 at 15:02:53

Posted by: jo anne (33497) 

Aww! Not sure if there are haters about, but there are certainly some as mad as hatters.

I know, button up, Jo Anne.

Replied: 9th Feb 2012 at 15:04

Posted by: Mac (inactive)

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Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

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Posted by: Mac (inactive)

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Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

Stick to the topic.

I need to know.

Replied: 9th Feb 2012 at 15:08

Posted by: jo anne (33497) 

29th April 2008 18:32

Just a bit off topic.

Replied: 9th Feb 2012 at 15:11

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

I don't think I'll be asking yon lady about westkit buttons, Jo Anne.

Replied: 9th Feb 2012 at 15:16

Posted by: Mac (inactive)

Interesting Makes a nice change...

Replied: 9th Feb 2012 at 15:17
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Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

I see she's safely buttoned up.

Just.

Replied: 9th Feb 2012 at 15:18
Last edited by dostaf: 9th Feb 2012 at 15:18:59

Posted by: jo anne (33497) 

Wise, Dostaf (15:16)- she is clearly a stitch up artist.

Replied: 9th Feb 2012 at 15:19
Last edited by jo anne: 9th Feb 2012 at 15:20:40

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

This isn't helping my quest.

Replied: 9th Feb 2012 at 15:20

Posted by: jo anne (33497) 

Neither use, nor ornament - I agree.

Replied: 9th Feb 2012 at 15:22

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

The button or the statue?

Replied: 9th Feb 2012 at 15:23

Posted by: jo anne (33497) 

The button and my help.

Replied: 9th Feb 2012 at 15:24

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

I bet you've tried, too.

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

Replied: 9th Feb 2012 at 15:26

Posted by: jo anne (33497) 

He might well know the answer - a very smart man, no doubt.

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

Replied: 9th Feb 2012 at 15:29

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

'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.

Replied: 9th Feb 2012 at 15:30

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

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

Replied: 9th Feb 2012 at 15:33

Posted by: walshy76 (inactive)


Why don't the bottom buttons on wasitcoats work

prrobbally because the person wearing it is a fatty

Replied: 9th Feb 2012 at 15:33
Last edited by walshy76: 9th Feb 2012 at 16:21:03

Posted by: jo anne (33497) 

Well done, Dostaf, but you could have just waited til Walshy posted, had you known.

Did you learn that in History, Walshy?

Replied: 9th Feb 2012 at 15:46

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

More February clarification for those that may need it.

Replied: 9th Feb 2012 at 16:11

Posted by: walshy76 (inactive)

No I googled it jo

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Posted by: jo anne (33497) 

Google is good.

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

Very interesting.

Replied: 9th Feb 2012 at 16:28
Last edited by jo anne: 9th Feb 2012 at 16:29:34

Posted by: erontquay (inactive)

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

Replied: 9th Feb 2012 at 18:11

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

Cheers, Erontquay.

Replied: 9th Feb 2012 at 18:55

Posted by: hieronymous (1755)

It's probably because it's not been ironed!

Replied: 10th Feb 2012 at 20:30

Posted by: jo anne (33497) 

That could have presented a problem.

Replied: 10th Feb 2012 at 20:34

Posted by: kenee (2097)


Who needs a coat for their waist anyway?

Replied: 12th Feb 2012 at 19:06

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

Me. In this weather.

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

Replied: 12th Feb 2012 at 19:13

Posted by: jo anne (33497) 

Clocks are almost always going forward!

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Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

I won't mention me Albert.

Google that if you wish.

Replied: 12th Feb 2012 at 19:19

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

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Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

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!

Replied: 12th Feb 2012 at 19:36
Last edited by dostaf: 12th Feb 2012 at 19:39:53

Posted by: jo anne (33497) 

A belly laugh?

Replied: 12th Feb 2012 at 19:51

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

See new thread.

Replied: 12th Feb 2012 at 19:51

Posted by: jo anne (33497) 

It's not a word I knew before WW.

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

Replied: 12th Feb 2012 at 20:01
Last edited by jo anne: 12th Feb 2012 at 20:04:43

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

Thus serving as a reminder to the detractors, that some of this drivel can actually be informative.

Replied: 12th Feb 2012 at 20:04

Posted by: jo anne (33497) 

Detractors?!

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

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Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

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Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

"Nowt wrong with 'em!"

Replied: 12th Feb 2012 at 20:10

Posted by: jo anne (33497) 

Take-aways? Their cost can add up.

Replied: 12th Feb 2012 at 20:14

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

The tractors. (Typed in the same accent as used on corny old joke about a certain chiropodist)

corny - chiropodist

See what I did there?

Replied: 12th Feb 2012 at 20:17

Posted by: hieronymous (1755)

Is John Deere a detractor?

Replied: 12th Feb 2012 at 20:27

Posted by: jo anne (33497) 

Dostaf is an ex tractor fan - so he might be a John Deere detractor.

Replied: 12th Feb 2012 at 20:30
Last edited by jo anne: 12th Feb 2012 at 20:32:02

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

He was once.

Replied: 12th Feb 2012 at 20:32

Posted by: jo anne (33497) 

Not ...

Replied: 12th Feb 2012 at 20:34

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

Cheers, Jo Anne.

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

Replied: 12th Feb 2012 at 20:40

Posted by: jo anne (33497) 

No John Deere - Ploughman's Pickle

Replied: 12th Feb 2012 at 20:45

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

I thought I was very generous to him.

Even though he complains if I mention ventilation units.

Replied: 12th Feb 2012 at 20:48

Posted by: jo anne (33497) 

You have recycled it quite a lot.

Replied: 12th Feb 2012 at 20:50

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

True.

Expect complaints.

Replied: 12th Feb 2012 at 20:52

Posted by: jo anne (33497) 

Just when you think it's gone stale ...

... it gets a fresh airing.

Replied: 12th Feb 2012 at 20:53

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

Mind you, the 'octogenarian parachutist' one was original.

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

Replied: 12th Feb 2012 at 20:55

Posted by: jo anne (33497) 

the 'octogenarian parachutist' one was original

Not quite a repeat then.

Replied: 12th Feb 2012 at 21:13

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

No. He didn't bounce back.

TAXI!

Replied: 12th Feb 2012 at 21:14

Posted by: jo anne (33497) 

Have you *watched this? (*Albert.)

Replied: 12th Feb 2012 at 21:28

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

Not yet. Coincidentally, here's another Albert Not a lot of poeple know that.

Replied: 12th Feb 2012 at 21:33

Posted by: jo anne (33497) 

Albert E. Arkwright

And, coincidentally, Ronnie was also a George.

Replied: 12th Feb 2012 at 21:41

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

E ? I didn't know that.

"Albert" 5:20

Replied: 12th Feb 2012 at 21:47

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

I see it's googleable. (Wiki)

Replied: 12th Feb 2012 at 21:50
Last edited by dostaf: 12th Feb 2012 at 21:50:59

Posted by: jo anne (33497) 

That's where I found it. wikipedia - click on Arkwright.

Replied: 12th Feb 2012 at 21:54

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)



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

Replied: 12th Feb 2012 at 21:57
Last edited by dostaf: 12th Feb 2012 at 21:58:33

Posted by: jo anne (33497) 

I recommend 'The King's Speech', by the way.

Replied: 12th Feb 2012 at 22:04

 

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