Maybe you heard someone say something about a ‘Milanese buttonhole’, or you’re just curious and looking up the anatomy of a bespoke suit.

Regardless, the Milanese buttonhole is type of buttonhole on the lapel of a suit jacket, likely originating from – you guessed it – Italy. Lapel buttonholes were once used to allow a man to button his suit jacket all the way up when necessary, with the complimenting button being on the underside of the other lapel. Now, they mainly serve a cosmetic purpose. It is still a popular option among grooms-to-be, however, as they can be used to hold flowers in the lapel. Sound familiar? Yes, a boutonnière. Therefore, Milanese buttonholes are now just another detail that you’ll find in an expensive, well-tailored suit – like surgeon cuffs, high-quality fabric, and a good, comfortable fit.

The tailors at Mister Singh’s Fashion Gallery are well versed in cutting suits with Milanese buttonholes. We’ve been in the business for nearly 50 years, and are known for our high-quality suits offered at reasonable prices. If you’re looking to get an affordable, custom-made suit with a Milanese buttonhole, simply let us know – it’s one of the many ways you can customize your Mister Singh’s-made suit.

We have tailor stores in Phuket, Bangkok, and Khao Lak, and also accept mail orders if you reside overseas – we simply ask that you send us a well-fitting garment so that we can get your measurements, and then we’ll send it back along with your new suit featuring a Milanese buttonhole. Once we have your measurements, it’ll also be easy to order additional custom-made garments, such as shirts, trousers, waistcoats, etc.

To get in touch with us, simply send us a message through the contact form below, and we’ll get back to you shortly. If you’d like to meet us when we visit your city as part of our travelling tailor service, do enter your city in the relevant field. We visit major cities in South East Asia, Europe, North America, Australia, and New Zealand, every year.


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