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Help me choose new buttons for my navy blazer

crpz32

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Recently purchased a new blazer. Had it tailored and it fits great (sorry no pix).
However, I'm not sold on the buttons. I like the buttons themselves, but they are surrounded by very shiny silver trims that can blind a man (they don't seem as bright in the pictures, but trust me on this) in sunlight.


So I went ahead and purchased some vintage buttons. Let me know your thoughts. They are side by side with the originals for comparison. I like the vintage button set with the wolf (?) crest (the original blazer buttons appear as if they are cheap imitations of these) but they are just a tad smaller than the other buttons. Do you guys think they would still work? Too dark?

Edit: I did a search on the phrase "Je Maintiendrai" on the vintage button set and it turns out they are the Coat of arms of the Netherlands
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coat_of...he_Netherlands
Nifty.
 

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Originally Posted by Bird's One View
I like the Netherlands buttons. I probably wouldn't wear them though since I have no Dutch ancestry or other ties.

I passed through Amsterdam airport last week on my way to NYC, so I should be ok.
 

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There is something epic about the tallship though it may make your blazer appear to be a little costumey. Go with one of the other two. Perhaps the more muted gold?
 

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