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Non-metallic blazer buttons

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I recently purchased a basic navy blue blazer with brass buttons. I'm not fond of the brass buttons and would prefer something more matte in finish.

Would dark brown buffalo horn buttons be appropriate?

 

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I think that might work if very dark brown, especially since it is a good material like horn. I think traditionally speaking the brass buttons are most correct but it can also drive a bit toward the yacht club appearance if not careful. A lot of high end Italian makes use a horn button these days of like material.
 

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Originally Posted by Artisan Fan
I think that might work if very dark brown, especially since it is a good material like horn. I think traditionally speaking the brass buttons are most correct but it can also drive a bit toward the yacht club appearance if not careful. A lot of high end Italian makes use a horn button these days of like material.
Thanks for your comment. I'm definitely hoping to avoid the yacht club look.
 

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Originally Posted by LabelKing
I also think a mother-of-pearl is nice.
I was doing some forum searching and ran across that very idea. I'll try to find some online examples. I'm assuming a charcoal grey would be best?
 

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MOP works well with spring/summer cloth and gives the coat more warm weather look. If the cloth is heavier and/or fuzzy and you intend it more as a fall/winter garment, go with the horn.
 

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A light horn is also nice.
 

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You could also consider dark pewter.
 

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For my blazer I replaced the standard shiny gold buttons with these kind


They look better for me
 

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