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post #1726 of 2416
They always look like plastic. Don't worry about it.
post #1727 of 2416
I'm pretty sure A&S usually does plastic buttons. Don't know if the same is true of their expats.
post #1728 of 2416

Weird.  I've never received an item from Tom with plastic buttons.

post #1729 of 2416
I think Tom uses the same buttons as Henry Poole
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post #1730 of 2416
That's a 2 hole horn button, no plastic
post #1731 of 2416
My Steed has a two hole horn button just like the one above.
post #1732 of 2416
Wow it appears ive mistaken horn for plastic, sure doesnt feel like it though, guess I was expecting something more substantial
post #1733 of 2416
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

I'm pretty sure A&S usually does plastic buttons. Don't know if the same is true of their expats.
I was an A&S customer from the late 70s until a couple of years ago ... and I never received a coat with plastic buttons.
post #1734 of 2416
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

That is a helluva-n armhole.
It must accommodate B's big biceps.
post #1735 of 2416
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Edited by F. Corbera - 11/1/11 at 4:24am
post #1736 of 2416
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Originally Posted by Butler View Post

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Butler my hats off to you...this is one of the finest looking double breasted lapel vests that I have ever seen. Makes me want to loose weight and commission one myself icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #1737 of 2416
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Originally Posted by F. Corbera View Post

Back in the 20s and 30s, many of the best makers considered horn buttons too rustic for city suits. More formal body coats were done up in covered buttons...and, starting in the 20s, in the sleek, dense, color consistent, shiny early plastics for both formal and lounge wear.
Weldon still carries this type of plastic button, the B409. Sholte put this type of button on all of Windsor's suits and even tweed jackets that did not have insignia. The B409 does not cost any less than horn buttons from Weldon...and A&S traditionally, depending on cutter or tailor, use them on the most formal, city lounges if in a dark color.
That being said: yours are horn.

You sound strangely like Alden. Are you related or simply your alter ego?

http://thelondonlounge.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=5668
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Weldon B409s
by alden » Sun Mar 19, 2006 4:28 pm

The plastic buttons used by AS can be found in Weldon's catalogue. They are referenced as the B409s. These are virtually the same buttons used by Scholte in the 1930s. I saw them on all of Windsor's suits, even the tweed suits.

The buttons are the same price at Weldon's as their natural horn buttons. So the use of these buttons by AS is not a question of economics but probably one of tradition. The B409s work very well on certain fabrics, summer weight cloths for example. My fresco suits always take B409s.

The other classic button is the corozo, made from the seed of an Amazonian palm tree. They can be very lovely as well.

Cheers
post #1738 of 2416
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Edited by F. Corbera - 11/2/11 at 9:20am
post #1739 of 2416
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Edited by F. Corbera - 11/2/11 at 9:21am
post #1740 of 2416
If you type "B409 buttons" into a Bing search and click images this is the first button that appears. Seriously.
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Then it is followed by a variety of more buttons that have to do with autism that can be seen as vaguely offensive, but I am not sure if they are supposed to be or not. confused.gif
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