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What Is The Dress Shirt Placket
October 5th, 2011Custom dress shirts, StyleSolosso 0 Comments


placket
The front edge of a dress shirt where the button holes are located is called the placket. It is a reinforced area of the shirt that’s designed to withstand the stress that occurs around the buttonholes.  A traditional placket is a separate band of fabric that is attached to the front of the shirt with two rows of visible stitching.

French placket

An alternative placket design that’s gaining in popularity is called the French placket (or single placket).  With a French placket, the front of the shirt is cut wider and folded over.  No stitches are visible with a French placket, providing a cleaner look.  The fly front (or concealed button front) is another form of the French placket that has an extra strip of fabric sewn down the front of the shirt on the inside.  The buttonholes are sewn onto this hidden strip, concealing both buttons and buttonholes.

french placket

French placket

 

fly front placket

Fly Front

 

For further reading about plackets, have a look at the article on Wikipedia.

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