It's simply a matter of taste. Some people prefer MOP buttons on a blazer over silver or gold. Some prefer silver or gold. Some prefer horn buttons for a more casual look. It's simply about what you like.
or on a shirt... (almost) always MOP.... and prefer b/c it's NOT plastic.
You mean the former being roomier? because i said the Cliftons have been a bit tight when i wore gold toe socks compared to when wearing same type of sock while with the Leeds on feet
FWIW, i think the socks do make a difference, as minimal it maybe. My feet are not hurting if I wear this thin pair of socks I have albeit OLD. Perhaps that is why it is so thin
Probably a question of shape rather than roominess. It's not the socks. Different lasts fit feet in different ways, I would guess that the #8 last is just wrong for you.