I acquired a navy blazer several years back, always intending to replace the buttons, which were unmistakably gold. Since then, however, I have become quite fond of it, shiny buttons and all. The gold buttons certainly give it a traditional flair, but I've come to embrace the look. After all, it's not often one can reasonably wear shiny gold buttons. When I wear it, I pair it with everything from grey trousers and khakis to white pants and jeans when the weather is nice. That said, I would like to buy another navy blazer, perhaps in cotton and casually constructed with light colored buttons, to better cover the navy blazer spectrum.