If your planning on wearing your blazer casually (chinos, jeans, opened collared shirts) I may consider a shell button. If your a shirt and tie guy, I think brushed silver is the appropriate choice and $35 seems reasonable. I was in New York recently and saw some nice choices at J Press, very preppy. Blazer buttons are change rather easily, maybe a cream or light brown for the summer and switch to silver for fall/winter.
2/18/13 at 5:00pm