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What Buttons for a Peculiar Jacket? *Pics*

post #1 of 20
Thread Starter 

I have a jacket I recently obtained from eBay. It's an oddball for sure, but I like it and have already made a few pairings with it that I like. There is just one problem. I hate the crappy plastic buttons that came with it. I want to change them out but I'm not sure exactly what I should put in their place. Should I go for contrasting horn buttons? Maybe smoked MOP? Something else entirely? I would love some suggestions because this peculiar jacket is a tough nut to crack.

 

 

 

 

post #2 of 20
Brown shell perhaps.
post #3 of 20
Thread Starter 

Something like this?

 

post #4 of 20
Thread Starter 

Also, anyone have any thoughts on these? 

 

post #5 of 20
Personally I'd go for a brown horn, closer to the first example that you posted rather than the second.
post #6 of 20
Thread Starter 

So this...

 

 

 

Rather than this...

 

 

post #7 of 20
Yes, but ideally I'd like the top ones to be more brown than charcoal grey. But still, I think the top one looks pretty good.
post #8 of 20
Thread Starter 

How about this. These are horn in brown...

 

 

post #9 of 20
I've purchased buttons from Benno's Buttons a number of times. They brown MOP a nice change of pace. Also, same place has great smoked MOP buttons - very iridescent.
https://www.bennosbuttons.com/BR-17-Brown-MOP-p/br-17-brown.htm
https://www.bennosbuttons.com/MP-220-Black-Smoke-Mother-of-Pearl-p/mp-220-black%20smoke.htm
post #10 of 20
I like that, CM.
post #11 of 20
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Originally Posted by steveoly View Post

I've purchased buttons from Benno's Buttons a number of times. They brown MOP a nice change of pace. Also, same place has great smoked MOP buttons - very iridescent.
https://www.bennosbuttons.com/BR-17-Brown-MOP-p/br-17-brown.htm
https://www.bennosbuttons.com/MP-220-Black-Smoke-Mother-of-Pearl-p/mp-220-black%20smoke.htm

 

I was considering smoked MOP, but do you think it would be too much for this already out of the ordinary jacket? That's the only thing preventing me. I think I might be leaning toward horn.

post #12 of 20
No smoked MoP for this one. That's for summer and maybe evening jackets. I like the ones you have in post 8.
post #13 of 20
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

No smoked MoP for this one. That's for summer and maybe evening jackets. I like the ones you have in post 8.

 

Another vote for brown horn. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

post #14 of 20
MOP would be too much, agreed. The horn and the first buttons look good (cant be certain of type just from a picture). Horn +1 too.

What a cool thread thanks for Caustic Man, Bennos Buttons looks a cool and serious seller.
post #15 of 20
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Originally Posted by Hacking jacket View Post

MOP would be too much, agreed. The horn and the first buttons look good (cant be certain of type just from a picture). Horn +1 too.

What a cool thread thanks for Caustic Man, Bennos Buttons looks a cool and serious seller.

 

Btw, the first set of buttons is a brown shell of some kind, from Bennos. They are definitely a cool seller!

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