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Shirt Buttons

Discussion in 'B&S Archive' started by Naturlaut II, Sep 28, 2007.

  1. Naturlaut II

    Naturlaut II Senior member

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    In my year-long quest for the perfect shirt buttons, I have recent found what I think is the most perfect Australian MOP. Buttons on RTW shirt makers that I admire most are Borrelli and Zegna Napoli Couture, and I have long wondered where they source their buttons from. I have recent acquired a limited supply of Autstralian MOP that are 99.9% if not 100% identical to the Borrelli buttons (and Zegna might have the same source too only have them punch three holes instead of four). Here are the pictures.

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    I have only two sizes:
    16L - 1cm diameter, 4mm thick, for shirt front and cuffs;
    14L - 8mm diameter, 3.5mm thick, for sleeve placketts and button-downs.

    Colour is natural pearl white, simply stunning. I have, in the past, source from Japan and other places, but none as beautiful as these. I am using them for my Ascot Chang shirts here in Hong Kong now.

    Price: US$1.50 regardless of size. For a button-cuff dress shirt, you will need 9 16Ls and 2 14Ls (total $16.50). For price comparison, Alex Kabbaz is selling Australian MOP at $2.75 per each 3.2mm button; for a button-cuff dress shirt, you will spend $30.25 for buttons alone (and they are 3.2mm instead of 4mm).

    I do not impose a minimum order. You can order as little as 1 button as sample, or 10 shirts' worth of buttons. S&H anywhere in the world is $3 to $7 sent by registered airmail (mostly $3 to $4 unless in large quantity).

    Delivery starts October 10 (as I'll be traveling these two weeks). All orders received before October 6 will receive a further 5% off. Supplies limited.

    This is luxury at its finest. Please PM me for more information.
     
  2. Naturlaut II

    Naturlaut II Senior member

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    Thanks for all the responses.

    I accept payment via Paypal, and postage usually takes about a week.
     
  3. DNW

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    They look reaaaaalll nice. I'd hate myself if I lose some of these buttons though.
     
  4. Naturlaut II

    Naturlaut II Senior member

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    Always have a spare one ready. I have a spare one sewn on the shirt tail, just in case a button fell off when I travel.
     
  5. Naturlaut II

    Naturlaut II Senior member

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    Here is a comparison with Zegna Napoli Couture buttons, which I rate highly. Unfortunately, Zegna no longer uses these buttons, due to the higher cost. For those who still have shirts from this old pretigious line, save the buttons!

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    From the pictures, it seems that the Zegna NC buttons have less shine and lustre compared to the Australian MOP that I have. In real life, the difference is small, though noticeable. The Zegna NC buttons have no ridge, which makes a perfectly smooth surface with only a slight concave - this is what I like (I dislike buttons with a thick ridge). My buttons have a very, very thin ridge followed by a similarly smooth concave surface.
     
  6. Naturlaut II

    Naturlaut II Senior member

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    Thanks for some of your orders. I'll be arriving home on October 10. Confirmed delivery date of October 11, by registered airmail.

    All orders before October 6 will receive 5% discount.
     
  7. Naturlaut II

    Naturlaut II Senior member

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    Finally got home; spent a few speechless minutes just looking at the bag of beautiful pearl-white buttons.

    All orders posting out today. Anyone else ordering? I'll be listing these on eBay at a slightly higher price.
     
  8. Naturlaut II

    Naturlaut II Senior member

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    I take order of any quantity. You don't have to order in "sets". I just counted the number of buttons needed in a regular dress shirt. In fact, it's always good to have a spare button sewn on the shirt tail just in case.

    Keep the orders coming guys. The buttons are beautiful and I don't have an unlimited supply of them... as someone (on this board, in Hong Kong and had seen them) just took over 600 buttons.
     
  9. Naturlaut II

    Naturlaut II Senior member

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    I'm on the road yet again. All orders coming in now will be shipped October 22.
     
  10. Naturlaut II

    Naturlaut II Senior member

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    All the previous orders are shipped.

    One last call for orders before I list them up on eBay for slightly more.
     
  11. alliswell

    alliswell Senior member

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    Pictures don't do these buttons justice. Get them before they're gone.

    Thanks for prompt shipping, Naturlaut.

    All the previous orders are shipped.

    One last call for orders before I list them up on eBay for slightly more.
     
  12. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Thanks for prompt shipping, Naturlaut.
    Ditto
     
  13. CarbonatedTsoda

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    Agreed, very nice and high quality buttons, I would recommend them to anyone. Thanks Naturlaut!

    Pictures don't do these buttons justice. Get them before they're gone.

    Thanks for prompt shipping, Naturlaut.
     
  14. Naturlaut II

    Naturlaut II Senior member

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    Thank you Tsoda, gl, and letme. Glad you like them.
    I'm bringing mine to Ascot Chang for some new shirts this week. I can finally have beautiful natural pearl white buttons for white shirts...
     
  15. Naturlaut II

    Naturlaut II Senior member

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    Just posted on eBay at $1.70 a pop.
    New price for SF members: $1.60 per button. (Not much a difference for most of you, but a big diff for a poor starving artist...)

    Supplies do run out. Just shipped out over 100 buttons to a Singapore buyer.
     
  16. Moss

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    These really are quite beautiful. I'm very happy with the ones I ordered.
     
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    Naturlaut II Senior member

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    Naturlaut,

    Are you based in Hong Kong?
     
  19. Naturlaut II

    Naturlaut II Senior member

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    Right now, yes. Are you?
     
  20. Naturlaut II

    Naturlaut II Senior member

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    More buttons sold on eBay - at $1.80! SF member continues to pay only $1.60.
     

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