POLL: Should I put different buttons on my navy DB RLBL blazer?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by mossrockss, Apr 30, 2013.

Should I replace the buttons on my DB navy blazer?

  1. Yes, and replace them with white mother of pearl

    7 vote(s)
    36.8%
  2. Yes, and replace them with smoke mother of pearl

    7 vote(s)
    36.8%
  3. Yes and replace them with brown horn

    4 vote(s)
    21.1%
  4. No, leave them as is

    1 vote(s)
    5.3%
  1. mossrockss

    mossrockss Senior member

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    I haven't worn it much through the winter and now realize why—it just feels more at home with white linen pants. I think I feel this way because it's a very lightweight fabric and the color is a lighter than typical dark navy. The buttons are currently a matching dark navy (as you'd find on a suit).

    For comparison, there are several pics of it from different seasons with different combinations.

    My first inclination is white mother of pearl, but perhaps black/smoke MOP or brown horn or something else would make it more versatile and wearable all year and not just in the hot summer. If you have an idea besides one of my poll options, comment with your idea!

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  2. amckeague

    amckeague New Member

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    I think white MOP will do nothing to improve it's versatility. It'd look great in my opinion, but would lend itself even more to warm weather only.
    Smoke MOP would be a great touch.
    Brown horn seems the safest choice, but who likes safe?
     
  3. FillW

    FillW Senior member

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    I chose smoke but maybe gold buttons like the guy's in the WAYWRN thread the other day would work too.

    Cool jacket BTW!

    Wish I could find one like it. [​IMG]
     
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  4. mossrockss

    mossrockss Senior member

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    Oh, let me clarify: I'm not necessarily going for versatility here. That's why I'm leaning towards white MOP.

    Basically the poll is to see if somebody can convince me not to get white MOP with a convincing argument why something else is a better idea.
     
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  5. JLibourel

    JLibourel Senior member

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    My instinct would be to go with enameled buttons, such as are offered by Holland & Sherry or Benson & Clegg. Second choice would be brass. Of the options you mention, smoked MOP.
     
  6. poorsod

    poorsod Senior member

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    For by DB blazer, I use large flat silver-colored metal buttons from Tenderbuttons. Tenderbuttons has innumerable buttons, include vintage and unique options.

    http://tenderbuttons-nyc.com/
     
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  7. arnathor

    arnathor Senior member

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    Go with White MOP! I replaced some black buttons on a navy blazer with them! You can always swap them out for brown in the fall! who says you're limited to only one set.
     
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    pendragon Senior member

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    White. I've no idea if it will look better, but it's what you want.
     
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    cptjeff Senior member

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    White, why not? They'll look great, and if you aren't bothered by the fact that you won't really be able to wear it outside of spring and summer, then go for it.

    But yeah, don't leave them as is. Those buttons are exceedingly dull to the point where they drag the blazer down.
     
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  10. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Senior member

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    I recently paired my navy blazer with white MOP buttons with a pair of linen trousers, like you mentioned in your OP. I like the look, personally, and if you don't mind losing some versatility it's nice. Brown horn is the safe option, but if you already have a standard blazer, why not go for white MOP?
     
  11. mossrockss

    mossrockss Senior member

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    Thanks for all the responses so far.

    One other reason I've considered white MOP as possibly being excessive is because I currently have a navy linen blazer with white MOP buttons, which I wear all the friggin' time, haha.

    Would two navy blazers (however different in style they are) both with white MOP buttons be redundant?

    Pics of that blazer:

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  12. mossrockss

    mossrockss Senior member

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    More responses! I need more!!!
     
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    Wallcloud Senior member

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    Buy a new blazer with the buttons you really want already on it
     
  14. mossrockss

    mossrockss Senior member

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