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    Default Source of Frogging for a Smoking Jacket

    Does anyone know of a source where one can buy frogging of the sort used for smoking jackets or military uniforms?

    Any help would be much appreciated.

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    I'm interested, too!

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    Default frogs

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    What is frogging?

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    The trimming used in place of buttons on this smoking jacket:


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    They are actually called 'Gimp' buttons - if you mean the rope and toggle fastening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sator View Post
    The trimming used in place of buttons on this smoking jacket:

    I believe true frogging is a great deal more elaborate than that shown on this jacket, usually being braid formed into a cloverleaf pattern on both sides of the lapel, not unlike that on a military uniform from the 19th century.
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    Frogs can be simple or more elaborate:

    http://www.mjtrim.com/Catalog/Category/894510.aspx

    Either way they are frogs.

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    Here is detailed frog work


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    For those interested, after cross posting a bit (in the hope someone would know something!) I learned of this site:

    http://www.ascuteasabutton.com/frogs.html

    Here is another useful link:

    http://www.mjtrim.com/Catalog/Category/894510.aspx

    And those really keens ones around here can even make their own:

    http://www.hgtv.com/hgtv/cr_sewing_b...376352,00.html

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    I have a black velvet smoking jacket with frogging similar to this style, except the the cording is tripled, i.e., three pieces of cord sown into a flat braid (smooth single cord on the outsides and a flat braided cord in the middle). the net result is braiding that looks far more elaborate than it actually is.

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