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Shirt Button Replacement

kgmessier

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I have a dress shirt on which I'd like to replace the buttons. The existing buttons, while nice, are too white for my liking, and I'd like to replace them with a brown/tan alternative similar to this:
Does anyone know of a state-side supplier? I'm sure my tailor would be willing to do the thread work. - Keith
 

stubloom

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You won't be able to find a supplier who'd bother selling 10 or 12 plastic shirt buttons.

Take your shirt into one of your local dry cleaners and explain what your'e looking for. Even an ordinary cleaner should have trays of brown, beige and tan colored buttons to choose from. They should also have a button sewing machine which will save you considerable time, particularly if your not handy with a needle and thread. Expect to pay about $1 to $1.50 per button to have your selected buttons sewn back on.

Quite cheap when you consider the alternative of trying to secure a set of buttons from a supplier and sewing them on yourself.
 

Elpasha

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New York City has stores that only sell buttons and they will sell you one, two, or 400. Google for them.
 

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