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Missing buttons on a blue tweed sport coat

post #1 of 3
Thread Starter 

First of all, apologies for the photos that follow.

 

I have a blue tweed sportcoat that is missing the buttons from its (3 x working) cuffholes. It's a two-button half Norfolk style with flapped patch pockets and a half belt (but no action back). The fabric is a mid blue with some burnt orange woven into it. The existing buttons are an unusual design in a light brown/taupe.

 

Any advice much appreciated on the following questions:

 

1) Do I remove the current buttons and replace them with a whole new set or try to match the current buttons?

 

2) If I were to remove the current buttons, what colours and materials might look attractive? I'm opposed to white/cream as it would look spivvy against the mid-blue and wouldn't be in keeping with the country aesthetic.

 

3) In either case where might I source the buttons (a whole new set, or buttons to closely match the current ones)?

 

4) I'm loathe to have a seamstress in New Haven do the work on the buttons. Having read reviews, I was thinking of taking this to LNC in New York. Is that a sound idea?

 

 

The shape of the coat:

 

 

 

The existing buttons:

 

 

 

The colour of the coat and the bare cuffholes:

 

post #2 of 3

A new set of horn buttons is about $15 - $20 on ebay or amazon. You can sew it on by yourself with this guide:

 

 

post #3 of 3
Thread Starter 

Thanks, but I've no interest in doing my own sewing. 

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