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post #31 of 162
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LIsted on eBay: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&item=200288972105.
post #32 of 162
I bought some of these buttons a while back. They are indeed thick. Sucks that I haven't put the buttons on my shirt yet. I will soon =]
post #33 of 162
...just received some more buttons. The most recent set is quite lustrous!
post #34 of 162
awww..you just got me curious lolz
post #35 of 162
PM sent!
post #36 of 162
My patience was rewarded. These things are beautiful.
post #37 of 162
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Next shipment arrives on January 7th, and will be ready to ship the same day or the 8th. New price: $1.80 per button, but will consider a small discount for larger orders (over 80).
post #38 of 162
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Originally Posted by tlmusic View Post
...just received some more buttons. The most recent set is quite lustrous!
+1. These really make Jantzen's thick trocas buttons look kind of plain. Very, very nice buttons!
post #39 of 162
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One of you who is traveling in Hong Kong came to visit me and bought a whole bunch of buttons, plus quite a number of online orders, so I am, yet again, running out of buttons. This must have been the quickest drop in inventory ever. I have only enough for a few shirts' worth before the next bunch arrives, so PM me your order. First come first served!
post #40 of 162
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+1. These really make Jantzen's thick trocas buttons look kind of plain. Very, very nice buttons!

I was just at Jantzen's today (together with the person who bought most of my buttons) and showed Ricky my buttons. His professional comment is that the concave of my Italian buttons are done much nicer than the ones he is using - which is made by a factory in China. He said that in order to do that concave and still have a nice, pearly white button would end up with a lot of wastage, as not every shell is perfect all the way through the whole 4mm thickness. Also, his buttons are now 3.5mm, though with an unpolished bottom so as to accentuate the thickness and to make them look more than 3.5mm. Mine are true 4mm but the bottom is polished to a slightly rounded edge. This is something I didn't pay too much attention on before until I saw the difference today .

Aside from buttons I am also researching on silk threads for button-hole sewing as I find that most threads used by even top English tailors do not have the sheen that I like. I discussed briefly with Ricky too, and he agrees that it's almost impossible to find the perfect silk thread that has a nice sheen but strong enough for button holes. If I can find them, that would be my next thing.
post #41 of 162
I'll take three shirts' worth -- sending PM momentarily.
post #42 of 162
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Originally Posted by Naturlaut II View Post
I was just at Jantzen's today

Any chance you could work something out with Ricky to put your buttons on his shirts...for people like me who are jumping through a lot of hoops to get the same result.

Free bump for some GREAT buttons...and for Jantzen's new premium fabrics. KILLER combo! I really can't say enough about either.
post #43 of 162
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Originally Posted by Faded501s View Post
Any chance you could work something out with Ricky to put your buttons on his shirts...for people like me who are jumping through a lot of hoops to get the same result.

Free bump for some GREAT buttons...and for Jantzen's new premium fabrics. KILLER combo! I really can't say enough about either.

Thanks Faded.

I'm seeing Ricky on Sunday. Will ask him about it. I am almost sure that he will complain about the prices as the buttons he used now are made in China. The colored buttons are plastic. So...

Also, something I never mentioned before, is that the color of the buttons are somewhat consistent in my buttons even though they are all natural pearls. Reason being, and part of paying more for them is that, when I ordered them I specifically asked the factory to pick only buttons in pearl white and discard those that are not. Since, in a bag of 500 buttons there are probably just 2 or 3 that don't come out right. If this request is not put in, the price would be lower, but the amount of useable buttons for guys like us would be a lot lower too, because not all shells glow in pearl white. When I have time I will take pictures of the few that don't.

For buttons that are naturally not in pearl white, they are actually perfect for darker colored casual shirts. I am trying to save enough and order a black or grey shirt with these "faulty" buttons and see how they come out. On a regular dress shirts, they would obviously look "wrong".
post #44 of 162
Naturlaut,

Do you still have buttons available? How many? I'd take three shirts' worth if so.
post #45 of 162
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New inventory arrived, buttons are ready to ship now. Send it your orders!

Prices as of 2009: $1.80/button, postage $5 to $8 depending on quantity.
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