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Does anyone know where I could source horn buttons online? Thanks in advance.
post #2 of 17
You might try these sources: http://www.customshirt1.com/PearlButtons.htm http://www.ascuteasabutton.com/suitbuttons.html http://www.waterburybutton.com/ http://www.urbanstyle.net/localScene...er/default.htm I've never used any of them, so I can't vouch for them, but the first link is Alexander Kabbaz and includes horn suit buttons in addition to MOP shirt buttons. The last link has telephone numbers at the bottom for Tender Buttons in NYC, though I couldn't find their website (thought I had it bookmarked).
post #3 of 17
Tender has a decent selection of horn, and most of the Weldon line, which is what nearly all of SR uses. For some reason, I can't find the website for Textile King in London; they sell buttons too.
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If you're just after enough for one suit/sportcoat I would suggest hitting a few thrift stores and harvesting buttons from a high quality cast off like Oxxford, etc. It will be a lot cheaper than buying new.
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Originally Posted by AlanC
If you're just after enough for one suit/sportcoat I would suggest hitting a few thrift stores and harvesting buttons from a high quality cast off like Oxxford, etc. It will be a lot cheaper than buying new.
A lot cheaper? The most a set of horn buttons for one coat will cost is $25.
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Originally Posted by Manton
Tender has a decent selection of horn, and most of the Weldon line, which is what nearly all of SR uses. For some reason, I can't find the website for Textile King in London; they sell buttons too.

Does Tender have online presence?
post #8 of 17
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Originally Posted by kolecho
Does Tender have online presence?
If they do, I have never seen the site. You could probably call them and get them to send you whatever you want.
post #9 of 17
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Originally Posted by Manton
A lot cheaper? The most a set of horn buttons for one coat will cost is $25.

I've paid about $5 for a moth-ridden Oxxford, but $25 isn't bad, and you would have more selection, obviously.
post #10 of 17
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Originally Posted by kolecho
Does Tender have online presence?

I'm dropping by there today. I can get you some if you'd like. A set of horns for a jacket will cost you $28.75
post #11 of 17
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Originally Posted by Manton
A lot cheaper? The most a set of horn buttons for one coat will cost is $25.

You'll probably need to double that figure to get the better horn buttons at TB.
post #12 of 17
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Originally Posted by Tomasso
You'll probably need to double that figure to get the better horn buttons at TB.
I guess it depends on what you mean by "better". Weldon front buttons are $3.25, sleeve buttons $2.25. So two front and eight sleeve = $25. They have cheaper horn buttons than Weldon; perhaps they have more expensive ones too, but I personally would not see the need.
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Originally Posted by Manton
I guess it depends on what you mean by "better".
Sorry, I meant better as it relates to their price structure. Generally, the Italian made buttons are pricier. I paid $5.50/$3.50 for my last set. I think that buttons are often given short shrift by makers so I have a tendency to upgrade, but I also think I may have a button fetish.
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Originally Posted by Manton
If they do, I have never seen the site. You could probably call them and get them to send you whatever you want.

Is it customary for the suit jacket buttons to match those of the suit trousers?
post #15 of 17
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Originally Posted by kolecho
Is it customary for the suit jacket buttons to match those of the suit trousers?
No. Visible trouser buttons (e.g., on the back pocket(s)) are traditionally smoked MOP.
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