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White buttons on navy coat - white or navy thread?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Kaplan, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. Kaplan

    Kaplan Senior member

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    In the history of great dilemmas this is obviously one of the big ones [​IMG]

    Here's the coat
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    buttons to be replaced with these:
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    I asked this a few days ago in another thread, but I'm hoping for some last minute opinions. If anyone wants to share some pics of their preference that would be great too. Thanks.
     
  2. blahman

    blahman Senior member

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    I'd go navy. Tie the buttons together with the jacket like they do belong.
     
  3. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    I have three navy jackets with white MoP buttons, they all have white thread. I suggest white.
     
  4. Mr.K

    Mr.K Senior member

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    Both my balzers with MOP buttons have blue thread with the buttons. It adds a small touch most never notice.
     
  5. mjphillips

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    Blue thread. Otherwise they look like floating saucers on your jacket.

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    I happened to be wearing a similar blazer today, and I had to check what color the threads were. White, as it turns out. I doubt I'd have ever thought about it. Either would work I imagine, it's a rather subtle detail.
     
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  9. DerekS

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    Im wearing my navy sportcoat with white MOP buttons today as a matter of fact. Mine all have white stitching except the bottom sleeve button on both sleeves...I had that done in navy. Im on the fence on that choice...sometimes I think its a nice subtle touch, sometimes I have it.
     
  10. Cary Grant

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    Personal preference: match the button color on wools, contrasting on cotton.
     
  11. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    i am inclined to say navy, i always enjoy some contrast.
     
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    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    wmb Senior member

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    here is an example of white thread
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    ^^ Red is too fashion forward and douchy. This isnt GQ bro.
     
  16. GBR

    GBR Senior member

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    No. I fear that the white buttons would add to its air of malaise. Stick with navy.
     
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    ykurtz Senior member

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    here is an example of white thread

    Those are some nice buttonholes!
     
  18. JJGooden

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    Navy thread. Contrast is classy.
     
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    Im wearing my navy sportcoat with white MOP buttons today as a matter of fact. Mine all have white stitching except the bottom sleeve button on both sleeves...I had that done in navy. Im on the fence on that choice...sometimes I think its a nice subtle touch, sometimes I have it.

    I think that's a very nice touch.

    To the OP, unless you want to steal the above idea, I'll add in a vote for navy.
     
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