Am I right in thinking thick MOP shirt buttons are merely a modern Italian style import, comparable to aggressively-tapered trousers and super-high collars? Bernhard Roetzel — lover of classic English style (incidentally, my personal persuasion) — reviews his thick MOP experience here and vows never to try them again. Why is it that none of the Jermyn St makers use them, at least not as standard? Nor Charvet, for that matter. While I appreciate their beauty and luxury factor and, like Roetzel, I like the story behind them, at the risk of over-thinking the issue, something tells me they're not the way to go. The subtle English approach of thin MOP buttons is just a better look to my mind.