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MOP Shirt buttons - new inventory arrives

post #1 of 162
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The third round of button sales begins now! I got the first batch of buttons after factories re-open from summer holidays. My lists of "clients" (or fellow clothes freaks) are growing, so don't be late this time as the production kinds of dwindle down as the season moves ahead.

I wrote quite a bit of introduction to these buttons in my original thread, please take a look if you've not ordered from me before. I will post pictures of the buttons again as followed:






For comparison with buttons from the now-defunct Zegna Napoli Couture shirts:





You can also refer to my last thread for more information and testimonies from buyers.

Price: $1.70 for button, regardless of size. Due to huge demands and short supplies, I will only offer a 5% discounts for orders over 5 shirts' worth of buttons, and only to forum members.

Read the testimonies! These are the nicest buttons you will ever find!
post #2 of 162
I'll take 2 sets (for 2 shirts)...PM will be sent in 2 min
post #3 of 162
Thread Starter 
Okay, so I was lazy just now and should have included more relevant information.

For button-cuff shirts, you need 7 large at the front, 2 large for the cuffs, and 2 small for the sleeve plackets. Total 11 buttons x $1.70 = $18.70. A small investment that literally makes your shirt shine.

For button-down shirts, you will need extra 2 small buttons.

For the more creative guys, you can try the James Bond cuffs or 2-button cuffs a la many Barba shirts I have had in the past. I wouldn't advice having 3 buttons a la Turnbull & Asser.

Postage will be by Registered Mail always, from $4 to $8 depending on the quantity. For about 3 shirts' worth, most US & Canadian orders will cost $5 to $5.50 to post, Asian countries $4 to $4.50.

I persaonlly guarantee that these are absolutely the best buttons money can buy. I have been making shirts with Turnbull and Hilditch in UK, Borrelli, Battistoni, Matuozzo, Zegna NC in Italy, Charvet in Paris, and Ascot Chang in Hong Kong, and ready-made shirts from pretty much everybody else, and only the old Borrelli buttons, old Zegna NC, the current Matuozzo buttons, and Barba buttons come close to these. If my suspicion is right, Borrelli and Barba are sourcing from the same factory that makes these buttons.
post #4 of 162
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Listed now on eBay.
Price on eBay $1.80/button. Price on SF $1.70/button.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=200254473341
post #5 of 162
My tailor has told me that these are often requested on shirts he makes. I pointed him to your ebay page.
post #6 of 162
Thread Starter 
Thanks man. I probably do not have that quantity to outfit a tailor though, but perhaps he doesn't actually need a large quantity as a lot of shirtmakers offer nicer buttons only as an option.
post #7 of 162
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Originally Posted by Naturlaut II View Post
Thanks man. I probably do not have that quantity to outfit a tailor though, but perhaps he doesn't actually need a large quantity as a lot of shirtmakers offer nicer buttons only as an option.

BTW is it possible to get coloured MOP buttons?
I understand normally it comes in pink and opaque white.
The other colours have to be specially made and are of the thinner variety.
post #8 of 162
Pm'd.
post #9 of 162
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by beasty View Post
BTW is it possible to get coloured MOP buttons?
I understand normally it comes in pink and opaque white.
The other colours have to be specially made and are of the thinner variety.

I can ask. What colors are you looking for specifically?
post #10 of 162
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Originally Posted by Naturlaut II View Post
I can ask. What colors are you looking for specifically?

No particular colours but could you ask them? Is there a limit on colours or orders per colour?
I suppose the common colours like blue or black or green or maybe I can do contrasting buttons like red buttons on blue shirt?

I am thinking if there are different colours, do I retrofit my existing shirts with these new buttons and use the old buttons for whitish shirts? Or do I start new projects altogether?
Anyway sewing these buttons are a nightmare. They are too thick to be sewed by machine and must be sewed by hands and sewing up to 9 of these on a shirt is a killer!
post #11 of 162
Hey, I just got the buttons today and they are wonderful!!! I can't wait to see them on my shirts(tailor said he'd do it for $10/shirt). Highly recommended! However, one thing is that one of the buttons has a slight defect at the edge, which I'm sure Ernest will replace if I decide to order some more sets...(hint hint, nauterlaut). Other than that, get these! you won't regret it.
post #12 of 162
Thread Starter 
$10/shirt isn't bad at all, considering, as beasty said, the need for handstitching.

I will throw in a replacement in your next order - or if you really need it now I will just post one to you. Let me know.
post #13 of 162
2mm. nacar buttons! The last step on shirts make by order! The Valhalla of buttons!
post #14 of 162
These buttons are superb. I have four shirts with them. My shirtmaker is dying to know Ernest's source.
post #15 of 162
Thread Starter 
It's not much of a secret, as couple of other top shirtmakers use them too. The only reason why it has remained hush-hush is because of the relatively low supply of these shells. Anyway, glad you like them buttons! Would love to see the shirts you commissioned.

Just sent you PM.
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