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post #16 of 21
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JN3, I use the same tailor.  He actually sources the buttons for me.  I guess he just values my patronage more. Sucker.
I got ya both beat. My tailor keeps a herd of sheep on standby.
post #17 of 21
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(johnnynorman3 @ Mar. 29 2005,16:03) I think your friend is right.  That's why I have four sets of buttons for each suit -- dark brown, black, medium brown, and cordovan -- and always keep silk thread and a needle in my pocket.  Sometimes I'll wear brown shoes to work but switch to black for an evening event, and this will require me to shank on a couple of new buttons on the jacket, as well as a couple of buttons on the back pocket of the pants.  I normally don't concern myself with any buttons on the interior of the coat, or with braces buttons, as these are out of sight.   What I've been having a lot of trouble with is finding buttons that perfectly match the antiquing job on my Edward Green shoes.  So I refuse to wear the shoes until I find a perfect dark oak antique button.   Incidentally, this is one reason why I despise three piece suits -- it just gets too difficult to constantly change the buttons on both the coat and the vest.
Interesting.  I have taken pstoller's advice (given in the context of watch bands, but it applies here too), and gotten sage green buttons on all my suits.  Matches nothing, but coordinates with everything.
What's pstoller's advice on watch bands?
post #18 of 21
I solved this problem by switching out all the buttons for velcro. I even have working velcro cuffs on my suits, which I have been recently admonished for leaving slightly undone at the end. And all the velcro is black, so I always look fine with my black velcro shoes:
post #19 of 21
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I solved this problem by switching out all the buttons for velcro. I even have working velcro cuffs on my suits, which I have been recently admonished for leaving slightly undone at the end. And all the velcro is black, so I always look fine with my black velcro shoes:
Having been away from SF for a week, what a delight to come back to this post -- almost fell over in my chair laughing.
post #20 of 21
Coordinate some shoes with THIS:
post #21 of 21
What about the gold buttons on a blazer? Gold leafed Edward Greens?
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