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ButtonSwap™ Poast! Need SF Groupthink Advice.

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by elgreco, Feb 5, 2010.

  1. elgreco

    elgreco Senior member

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    haha, okay, duly noted.
     


  2. elgreco

    elgreco Senior member

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    I'm resurrecting this thread a) because I can and b) because I bought a d/b blazer with gold buttons, but want to swap them. I do not want a blazer. I do not like gold buttons. If you're going to tell me to keep the gold buttons, then you should look elsewhere. Here is the jacket in question, plus a close-up to get a good idea of the fabric texture. [​IMG] [​IMG] I was originally leaning towards horn buttons, until being informed that the risk of the orphan look increases upon button swap. However, I have seen enough examples of sportcoats with horn buttons that I am unpersuaded by that argument. Nevertheless, in fairness to SF groupthink, I'm opening the discussion up to the forum population at-large. I'm debating between some manner of horn or MOP, except white MOP. That's too rakish for my work environment, and I'm already pushing it with a double-breasted sportcoat.
     


  3. sellahi22

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    I'm resurrecting this thread a) because I can and b) because I bought a d/b blazer with gold buttons, but want to swap them. I do not want a blazer. I do not like gold buttons. If you're going to tell me to keep the gold buttons, then you should look elsewhere.

    Here is the jacket in question, plus a close-up to get a good idea of the fabric texture.


    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    I was originally leaning towards horn buttons, until being informed that the risk of the orphan look increases upon button swap. However, I have seen enough examples of sportcoats with horn buttons that I am unpersuaded by that argument. Nevertheless, in fairness to SF groupthink, I'm opening the discussion up to the forum population at-large. I'm debating between some manner of horn or MOP, except white MOP. That's too rakish for my work environment, and I'm already pushing it with a double-breasted sportcoat.


    That's a tricky color blue, I would honestly put either dark brown or dark grey buttons on it. Also I've never understood the problem with the "orphan look".
     


  4. elgreco

    elgreco Senior member

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    Also I've never understood the problem with the "orphan look".

    It makes sense with a worsted wool, but the texture on this jacket is a bit more casual to really convey that "orphaned" look.

    I'll research some button options tomorrow and poast them up here for everyone's perusal/amusement.
     


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    Maybe a blond/light brown horn.
     


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    Smoked MOP.

    This.

    I also think a d/b SC looks odd, but to each their own.
     


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    Smoked mother of pearl would go great with that, but it looks almost like a silver button. It has the shine of metal whilst not being metal, which makes them the perfect alternative for a blazer. If you really don't something shiny go for a light brown horn. Light brown will help make it feel more casual, and the lighter colour goes with what appears to be a tropical wool. Dark horn buttons will make it look like a suit coat, something that should be avoided.
     


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    Maybe a blond/light brown horn.

    Smoked MOP.

    Either of the above. I realize you're not a fan of metal, but have you looked at brushed metal buttons? Ben Silver has some, and they look rather nice and very subtle.
     


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  12. elgreco

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    Dark horn buttons will make it look like a suit coat, something that should be avoided.
    HEAVEN FORFEND.
    Either of the above. I realize you're not a fan of metal, but have you looked at brushed metal buttons? Ben Silver has some, and they look rather nice and very subtle.
    Funny you should mention that; I ended up putting "brushed gunmetal" buttons on another blazer I purchased last year (the blazer that originally inspired this thread). Still, in an effort to keep things varied, I am not going to put brushed metal buttons on this jacket. NOBD, I quite like those, but I'm looking for a darker shade. Also, here are some other options I'm looking at: [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


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    3B this time
     


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    [​IMG]

    I really like those. They are quite neat.

    Also, have you considered options that are a little uncommon? Two come to mind --

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    [​IMG]
     


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    Don't like leather-wrapped buttons at all. The wood ones are neat. Either way, per Binge and others' suggestion, I decided the smoked MOP was actually a really neat idea. I'm trying to order these from mat135ta's threat in B&S: [​IMG]
     


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