Single needle in nice cottons is definitely where it's at. We probably can't put natural MOP on these at the price we want to have them out at (we're gonna stay double-digit pricing on these shirts) because the price to performance ratio isn't there... but we have seen MOP and we might change our minds on that if we find out they don't cost too much more. There are literally millions of buttons for us to choose from so we will find something good. They told us the grey lamb was in stock, then we went there yesterday and told us it'll take 10 days... which means it's probably coming from New Zealand to us. Kinda of sucks because we hustled to get like a G of zippers custom ordered to match and were ready to make BrianSD's jacket so we could get a sample of that up... Which reminds me that a lot of our fabrics and stuff, as I had mentioned before, I am learning that they are actually imported. We have a huge domestic textiles industry here but I guess certain things are better from specializing countries; ie. leathers from Italy, wools from Italian and Australian mills, etc. Leather stuff is always imported. Fabrics are kinda 50/50 but some things are done better here than elsewhere. YKK zips are Japanese and I am beginning to take a real shine to them, they have a satisfying rubbery crunch that Lampos don't have and that Riri's have, but the YKK's feel heaviest, and on most of my clothes, I think that is a benefit. Leather jackets benefit from a heavier zipper feel IMO, too light or too slick and it's disconcerting to me. Trousers will be clean. I always need good non-Uniqlo trousers at a decent price that aren't old-man status too, that's why I am pushing for them. The first release of trousers will be our narrow tapered leg fit, a basic trouser, and then we have a couple more surprises up that alley for later. It's too late to call this a FW09 collection really, so a lot of the stuff is going to carry over as non-seasonal clothing perpetually and we'll just mix n match fabrics. I see people liking an item and then being able to order a different color or pattern, etc. Shirts and pants, mainly, is what I'm referring to there. Someday when we can take a break from pushing out clothes we'll shoot a lookbook, get the house all polished up, etc.