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  1. NY Sonny

    Valentino double breasted button opinion

    Since I inherented a couple of nice Canali's that fit well, I decided to shed my closet of blazers that I never wear. At the consignment shop I found a beautiful, clean Navy Valentino Double-breasted that was pretty inexpensive. One issue. The old buttons repulse me. Has anyone ever replaced...
  2. nevaeh

    Where to purchase classic horn and MOP buttons?

    I'm looking to purchase classic horn and MOP buttons to rejuvenate a few old suits and trousers. Navy and dark brown horn and rimless dark gray/slate MOP. Any suggestions for stores? I do see a few other threads--but those are years old, and I wanted to ask whether there are any new stores that...
  3. Z

    Shiny glass buttons

    Lot of 5 big floral buttons for sewing or jewelry making. - Measurements: 30 mm - a little more than 1 inch. Please check the photos. - 2 buttons are purple with a white and a purple center, 2 buttons are yellow, one is red. - From the Czech Republic. - Vintage style but new. Any questions...
  4. D

    High bottom-most shirt buttons

    Hi. I like Duchamp shirts and have many, but I notice that the bottom-most button are really high. The last button appears above my belt line, so after a bit of walking there appears a gap where my undershirt is visible. My trousers are medium to high rise and sit at the correct height around...
  5. tweedydon

    US Navy brass buttons, made by Waterbury of Conn.. FULL SET in original sealed bag!

    US Navy brass buttons, made by Waterbury of Conn.. Still in their original (and sealed) Government-approved bag! NB: I have over 450 other items of classic menswear for sale on Style Forum. To browse my listings please go to the "Top Sellers" list on the left-hand side of the B&S page and...
  6. Riva

    Cheat Sheet to a $1500 Forever Jacket for Less Than $400

    Something I wrote to help newbies buy a jacket that can be used for work, formal, casual occassions and would last forever. May contains tips vets may feel useful as well: 1. FIT: For first time buyer (fresh graduates etc), you need to know what fits you well. So go to an actual brick...
  7. dsutton

    Price Drops: 6 sets of suit buttons (3 large, 8 small each set)

    7 sets of suit buttons (3 large, 8 small each set) most of them bought from M&J Trimmings asking $14/set shipped in the CONUS now asking $10/set shipped in the CONUS 2) brown wood 3) dark brown with grey 4) dark brown 5) light blue corozo 6) white wood effect 7 ) blue with grey
  8. tweedydon

    Set of "Ship" buttons from Trimingham's of Bermuda. FREE SHIPPING & OFFERS WELCOME!

    Founded in 1842, Trimingham's of Bermuda was one of THE classic Ivy stores on Bermuda that catered to vacationing WASPs-and the WASP love of special buttons often led said vacationers to purchase sets of Trimingham's brass "Ship" buttons, which were designed to evoke the Golden Age of sail that...
  9. MDCasino

    What are the buttons that hold your rolled up sleeve called?

    Just a simple question... Is there a name for this. I feel weird calling it the halfway up the sleeve button. Thanks in Advance guys.
  10. thefuryuk

    collar button too tight

    i can imagine the answer to this is quite simply "nothing" but.... Bought some new shirts recently (Harvie Hudson) and they fitted at first. Since then, the collar button seems to have tightened somewhat so it makes it possible but almost painful to do the top button. I know most collars...
  11. whatmatrix

    Dry Cleaners break buttons

    Hi Styleforum, I have some issues with dry cleaners. Over the time, dry cleaners slowly break buttons in dress shirts or cardigans. Expensive shirts tend to break quickly as they have pearl buttons, not the plastic ones. How would you deal with breaking buttons? I replaced few buttons with...
  12. Sherlock

    Top button on polo shirt

    I know you're supposed to leave the top button unbuttoned on a shirt unless you're wearing a tie, and I've always followed this rule EXCEPT on polo/golf shirts. I often wear these types of shirts to work (office environment) and I think that with the top button unbuttoned they look too casual...
  13. The Happy Stroller

    Jacket sleeve buttons - how many rule

    I am a devout follower of sartorial rules. Is there any general rule on how many buttons the sleeve on a jacket should have? Would the rule, if there is one, be different for different kinds of jackets - formal vs. informal vs. business vs. others?
  14. Sartorially Challenged

    When There Are Two Buttons on Dress Shirt Sleeve

    When there are two buttons on a dress shirt sleeve, am I supposed to use: 1. The narrower button or 2. The wider button or 3. Whichever fits my wrist better? Also, I read on this forum that generally about 1/2 inch of sleeve should show when wearing a suit jacket (from hands at rest by side...

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