know what u mean. their sewing is incredible for the price. get your measurements rite and they're as good as anything I've seen.
(full disclosure - my trews arrived with the exposed closing horn button split in two - quality control isn't perfect)
I had 3 horn buttons crack, too but Luxire was more than glad to send me replacements. In my opinion that's the trade off you agree to when choosing natural horn over synthetic polyester. There's no affordable NDT for buttons and sometimes one wash cycle is all it takes.
@EFV if you liked my trousers (aka the Clapents) you can specify order #5127 which goes as follows:
hand made bar tacks, pick stitching, coin pocket, split waistband, side metal adjusters, button fly with tab, rounded tab closure with two metal hooks, inside rayon lining to the knee, buttonable 5cm cuffs (not really recommend these with anything heavier than 10oz, though):Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)