Originally Posted by CaptChaos
Can you post some pics?
Sorry it took a bit, but here are the photos. As always, pardon the quality of photos:
Here is the "new" button I got from Jantzen... Front.
This is the Jantzen thick "troca"...
Here is their old thick MOP...
Here are three different MOPs side by side. From left to right, Jantzen old MOP, new MOP and an RL Blue Label MOP for reference (my favorite is the RL one):
Sideview of the above:
I think from the pictures, the texture of the old MOP looks the best, but I think this is misleading, as many other Jantzenites can attest -- the pearlescent quality of the old MOP varies quite a bit from button to button, and I chose the best MOP on that particular shirt, vs. a random extra button from the new Jantzen MOP, and an extra MOP I had from an RL shirt.
It seems that the new buttons are consistently better on the pearlescent aspect, as well as it not being yellow on the underside (there is light staining from time to time). I'm not sure if this is cognitive dissonance talking, but I may like the new MOP slightly more. Either way, I guess I don't mind it too much; I was just curious whether this was just an error, or Ricky switched button suppliers.