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Opinion on Navy Blazer button replacement

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Avidius5, Aug 8, 2012.

  1. Avidius5

    Avidius5 Member

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    I just purchase a BB Regent fit navy blazer. It looks and fits great but the gold buttons are awful and I'd like to replace them. Just for some perspective, I'm a professor (and 31 years old), and generally wear chinos/tie/oxford shirt or grey flannels/shirt/tie. With exception of the Summer, I like wearing a jacket. This blazer would rarely be needed for "formal" occasions. I'm deciding between these two buttons. One is a smoke MOP and the other a beautiful brown. I'd leaning toward the brown. What are your thougts?

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  2. charliebrown2

    charliebrown2 Senior Member

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    i like the brown...would look less like a suit jacket

    where are you getting them from btw? I'm thinking about replacing some blazer buttons too
     


  3. Avidius5

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  4. charliebrown2

    charliebrown2 Senior Member

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    dont get me wrong, smoked MOP is pretty popular too...just preference

    thanks for the link
     
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  5. Makoto Chan

    Makoto Chan Senior Member

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    Smoked MOP is very nice (assuming it's genuine, not plastic). The iridescent gleam is distinct and won't be mistaken for regular black or navy. I think it's nice, but maybe a little too fashion-y. Go with your gut.
     


  6. Lord Mulberry

    Lord Mulberry Senior Member

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    I used to be a bit avant garde with the navy blazer I had. I often wear white or near white chinos so I replaced the silver buttons with white ones.
     


  7. Gauss17

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    I really like silver buttons on a navy blazer. I have some on mine similar to these:

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  8. R.O. Thornhill

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    Where did you find those silver four-hole buttons? Have been looking for some myself
     


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    I'd go with the brown one as the color plays nicely together with navy.
     


  10. FlaneurNYC

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    I really like the idea of mother of pearl with a blazer because it picks up on the qualities of metal without feeling brash like shiny metal can.

    But the brown is a great choice, too. And probably the more conservative one.
     


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    I think the smoked ones will definitely make the navy blazer come alive. But I kinda like the silver one posted here. In the end it's your choice really.
     


  12. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    One more vote for smoked MoP. If the navy is more of a brighter shade regular MoP is really nice for summer too IMHO.
     


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    Definitely the brown ones!
     


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    I would prefer the brown. I think that this particular shade of brown, which I presume is horn, will look great on a navy blazer. Understated, but distinctive.
     


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