Source of Frogging for a Smoking Jacket

Discussion in 'Andy's Fashion Forum' started by Sator, Aug 31, 2007.

  1. Sator

    Sator Well-Known Member

    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.
  2. DougNZ

    DougNZ Well-Known Member

    I'm interested, too!
  3. a tailor

    a tailor Well-Known Member


    try vogue fabrics.
  4. Joel

    Joel Well-Known Member

    What is frogging?
  5. Sator

    Sator Well-Known Member

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

  6. Zingari

    Zingari Well-Known Member

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

    rip Well-Known Member

    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.
  8. Sator

    Sator Well-Known Member

  9. Zingari

    Zingari Well-Known Member

    Here is detailed frog work

  10. Sator

    Sator Well-Known Member

  11. alaric

    alaric Well-Known Member


    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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