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Horn buttons online

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by kolecho, Sep 28, 2006.

  1. kolecho

    kolecho Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone know where I could source horn buttons online? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. thinman

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    You might try these sources: http://www.customshirt1.com/PearlButtons.htm http://www.ascuteasabutton.com/suitbuttons.html http://www.waterburybutton.com/ http://www.urbanstyle.net/localScene...er/default.htm I've never used any of them, so I can't vouch for them, but the first link is Alexander Kabbaz and includes horn suit buttons in addition to MOP shirt buttons. The last link has telephone numbers at the bottom for Tender Buttons in NYC, though I couldn't find their website (thought I had it bookmarked).
     
  3. Manton

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    Tender has a decent selection of horn, and most of the Weldon line, which is what nearly all of SR uses. For some reason, I can't find the website for Textile King in London; they sell buttons too.
     
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    If you're just after enough for one suit/sportcoat I would suggest hitting a few thrift stores and harvesting buttons from a high quality cast off like Oxxford, etc. It will be a lot cheaper than buying new.
     
  5. Manton

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    If you're just after enough for one suit/sportcoat I would suggest hitting a few thrift stores and harvesting buttons from a high quality cast off like Oxxford, etc. It will be a lot cheaper than buying new.
    A lot cheaper? The most a set of horn buttons for one coat will cost is $25.
     
  6. kolecho

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    Tender has a decent selection of horn, and most of the Weldon line, which is what nearly all of SR uses. For some reason, I can't find the website for Textile King in London; they sell buttons too.

    Does Tender have online presence?
     
  7. Manton

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    Does Tender have online presence?
    If they do, I have never seen the site. You could probably call them and get them to send you whatever you want.
     
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    A lot cheaper? The most a set of horn buttons for one coat will cost is $25.

    I've paid about $5 for a moth-ridden Oxxford, but $25 isn't bad, and you would have more selection, obviously.
     
  9. edmorel

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    Does Tender have online presence?

    I'm dropping by there today. I can get you some if you'd like. A set of horns for a jacket will cost you $28.75
     
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    A lot cheaper? The most a set of horn buttons for one coat will cost is $25.

    You'll probably need to double that figure to get the better horn buttons at TB.
     
  11. Manton

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    You'll probably need to double that figure to get the better horn buttons at TB.
    I guess it depends on what you mean by "better". Weldon front buttons are $3.25, sleeve buttons $2.25. So two front and eight sleeve = $25. They have cheaper horn buttons than Weldon; perhaps they have more expensive ones too, but I personally would not see the need.
     
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    I guess it depends on what you mean by "better".
    Sorry, I meant better as it relates to their price structure. Generally, the Italian made buttons are pricier. I paid $5.50/$3.50 for my last set. I think that buttons are often given short shrift by makers so I have a tendency to upgrade, but I also think I may have a button fetish.[​IMG]
     
  13. kolecho

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    If they do, I have never seen the site. You could probably call them and get them to send you whatever you want.

    Is it customary for the suit jacket buttons to match those of the suit trousers?
     
  14. Manton

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    Is it customary for the suit jacket buttons to match those of the suit trousers?
    No. Visible trouser buttons (e.g., on the back pocket(s)) are traditionally smoked MOP.
     
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    If they do, I have never seen the site. You could probably call them and get them to send you whatever you want.

    I called up the TB in Chicago today and placed an order without any problems. The person I spoke with said she'd send out the buttons later in the day.
     
  16. 40kaas-nl

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    I just bought a navy blazer at eBay and would like to swap the "gold coloured" buttons for some quality horn buttons in light brown.

    Here is a picture from the Polo website:

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    Retail was 995 USD and I paid only 60 USD (advertised as "used" but it looks brand new [​IMG])

    Went to a local shop but no nice buttons there [​IMG]

    So I am thinking abour buying a set from Tender as well. It has to be mailorder since I live in Europe.

    What exactly should I order? Should I just ask for a set of light brown Weldon horn blazer buttons (max. 25mm in diameter)?

    Thanks in advance!
     

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