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Jay Gatsby

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Are these out of date or alright for a younger guy on a winter jacket? Deciding whether to keep them or have them changed.
 

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thats the traditional braided leather button. its always in style.
 

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Leather "football" buttons are always a classic
 

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I have a set on order. I want to change the horn buttons on the SC in my signature (
) to leather buttons as I think they would look much better
 

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I disagree. They may be 'classic' but I find they make a jacket look dated.
 

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Originally Posted by TRINI
I disagree. They may be 'classic' but I find they make a jacket look dated.

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Horn is much nicer in my opinion.
 

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I dislike them on younger guys. To me, it makes me think that you're wearing your father's jacket or picked it up at a thrift store. Not that there's anything wrong with either of those things. I never cared for the look. Older men can pull it off easier, IMO.
 

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Originally Posted by alexei
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Horn is much nicer in my opinion.


You guys think so? I've always thought that tweed jackets (which I'm assuming the OP is sort of referring to) look weird without leather buttons. I have jackets with both kinds, but I prefer the leather.
 

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Originally Posted by Nautilus
I dislike them on younger guys. To me, it makes me think that you're wearing your father's jacket or picked it up at a thrift store. Not that there's anything wrong with either of those things. I never cared for the look. Older men can pull it off easier, IMO.

The more I think about it, the more I think that horn buttons are an artefact of the 80s and 90s and leather buttons are the more classic AND current choice.
 

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Anyone has a pic of leather buttons with working buttonholes ?
 

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Wish I added a poll :\\

The leather buttons on these jackets (in the pic) are functional on the front, not functional on the sleeves.
 

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Originally Posted by Jay Gatsby
Wish I added a poll :\\

The leather buttons on these jackets (in the pic) are functional on the front, not functional on the sleeves.


you don't say!
 

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Originally Posted by Nautilus
I dislike them on younger guys. To me, it makes me think that you're wearing your father's jacket or picked it up at a thrift store. Not that there's anything wrong with either of those things. I never cared for the look. Older men can pull it off easier, IMO.
My thinking as well but I haven't bothered to change the buttons on my one tweed jacket that has them.
 

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Functional buttonholes don't take shanked buttons.
 

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^^ really, what about the front buttons ?
 

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