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Source for horn buttons?

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Thread Starter 
I'm happily commissioning my first bespoke blazer. I'm really looking forward to the process and completion. Oddly enough, my tailor here in Chile doesn't have a source for horn suit buttons. He has a nice selection of metal blazer buttons, but I'd prefer to use horn, to keep it less formal and slightly more versatile. I'm thinking brown or black.

Anyone know of a good source? Shipping to Chile isn't a must as I travel to the states at least a few times a year, but buying online is.

For those interested, it'll be a patch pocket (minus breast pocket) double vented blazer with a high-ish gorge and somewhat low button stance. I picked a nice all season fabric, which is either by dormeuil or scabal, can't remember.
post #2 of 18
Benson and Clegg
9 Piccadilly Arcade
London

SW1Y 6NH
United Kingdom

Ph: +44 (0)20 7491 1454
Fax: +44 (0)20 7495 6072

sales@bensonandclegg.com
post #3 of 18
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Thanks, but I only see metal blazer buttons on their website. Do they also carry horn buttons?
post #4 of 18
The Lining Company in the UK. You can buy online from their site.
post #5 of 18
Tender Buttons in NYC
http://tenderbuttons-nyc.com/

They have a zillion variations of horn buttons in just about every conceivable size, from sleeves to large overcoat buttons.
post #6 of 18
Thread Starter 
Yeah, Tender Buttons was my first idea... but as far as I know, you have to go to their store to buy the buttons.

I checked out The Lining Company, and the quality doesn't seem that great.

Another idea for me would be to cut buttons from a jacket I no longer wear often... rather not do that.

I have a set of MOP buttons I bought, but I would rather use other buttons for this jacket.
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Another idea for me would be to cut buttons from a jacket I no longer wear often... rather not do that.

I actually did this once. I bought an Oxxford coat on ebay for $15 that was way too big and in a sort of hideous greenish gold fabric, just because I like the Oxxford buttons. I cut the buttons off and had my wife put them on my other SC for less than I would have spent on horn at Tender Buttons.
Fred
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I actually did this once. I bought an Oxxford coat on ebay for $15 that was way too big and in a sort of hideous greenish gold fabric, just because I like the Oxxford buttons. I cut the buttons off and had my wife put them on my other SC for less than I would have spent on horn at Tender Buttons.
Fred

 

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post #11 of 18
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Thanks, but I only see metal blazer buttons on their website. Do they also carry horn buttons?
Yes, they have a vast selection. Probably worth an e-mail.
post #12 of 18
I recently picked up a set of horn buttons from RJW via Isle textile. What a great selection they had and the set ran me $26 US IIRC. The catalog they have is impressive and fun to look at.
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Hey musicguy, deets on the tailor? Hope it comes out great, remember to post pics!

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I checked out The Lining Company, and the quality doesn't seem that great.
What's wrong with them? Maybe some others are better, but I've got a load of buttons from there and they seem fine to me.
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I recently picked up a set of horn buttons from RJW via Isle textile. What a great selection they had and the set ran me $26 US IIRC. The catalog they have is impressive and fun to look at.

Who's RJW?

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Hey musicguy, deets on the tailor? Hope it comes out great, remember to post pics!

Hey! User Madrileno is using them for a suit. I stopped by for a fitting with him and they seem to know their stuff. It's a true bespoke tailor. I may have to push them to get the suit a bit more modern than they're used to, but I'm not worried. Two fittings, custom pattern. It's Sastreria Aedo. CMT is 350.000clp. With fabric, I chose a pricey one, in came out to just over 600.000clp. http://www.sastreriaaedo.cl/ You're welcome to stop by for one of my fittings. PM me if you're interested.
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What's wrong with them? Maybe some others are better, but I've got a load of buttons from there and they seem fine to me.

That's good to hear. It was hard to tell in the photos. Thanks for chiming in. I'll probably just order from them.
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