Hey, Mr. K. I might need that button seller now. Dropped by a thrift shop today and found a virtual equivalent to the j. crew by ralph lauren for 30 bucks! About the only obvious difference is the breast pocket--just the regular pocket, no flap. Looks like it's hardly been worn. Size is spot on, nice heavy cord, nicely lined. Also no elbow patches but I wasn't sold on those anyway. The only thing I don't like are the rope-style buttons.