In the authentic Naval peacoats, when the buttons become lose, do you fix them yourself or take it to the tailor? I noticed that one of the buttons is lose and wondering if this is something I should do or take somewhere. I noticed that the stitching is done within the jacket itself and not through the satin lining of the coat. Thanks!
It is quicker if I fix it myself.
It's OK to go through the lining of the peacoat, but you should not go through the pocket to the inside of the coat. Sew through the shell into the pocket, but not through it. A thimble is necessary when sewing through the heavy material of a peacoat.
See this link for instructions and a video. Make sure you follow the instructions to make a shank in the thread.