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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb. 18, 2001
    New York, NY

    Default Spin-off: Replacing hunt coat buttons?

    With all of the new hunt coat trends—piping, four buttons, new fabrics—what do you guys think about updating buttons on an existing coat to something a little more fun/non-traditional?

    I have a brilliant old Pytchley that's still totally show ring appropriate (dark grey, nothing crazy), but I think its plain black buttons (the original foxheads) would look very cool replaced with dark brown horn buttons, like these: Cool, or crazy?

    (It also gives me an excuse to visit the most wonderful store in the world—and the only store solely dedicated to selling buttons—Tender Buttons:

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep. 1, 2009
    SF Bay Area


    God, what a COOL store! My grandma has a box full of all sorts of pretty buttons, and when I was little, I would sort them into little piles and pick out my favorites!

    I think it's a really neat idea to update a member of your show wardrobe
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun. 26, 2012


    I'm on Team Cool!!

    Thanks for posting this place - DEFINITELY hitting it up on my trip to NYC next month! I think updating the buttons on an otherwise classic coat is a great way to spruce it up!

    Now that I think about it, the possibilities on this are endless. You could switch out black buttons on a light light grey coat for ivory ones in the summer! You could do subtle floral ones! You could highlight with a tone that might be in the windowpane. Thanks so much for posting this idea!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb. 18, 2001
    New York, NY


    Yay, I'm so glad you guys think it's a normal, fun idea! I was worried I'd look like I pulled a blazer out of grandma's closet, but I guess not.

    But, yes, it's an awesome store—I've updated several regular, inexpensive wardrobe pieces with buttons from there and have gotten SO many compliments, so I figured why not show jackets?

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