When visiting New York City last week with Barbara, Carolyn and Stacey, I set off to M&J trims on a quest for buttons for my Vogue 8307 coat. It requires three 2 inch buttons, and I made the coat from a mossy camel hair. I wanted something striking. M&J is THE place to find striking trims. You’ll pay for them, but you will find what you are looking for. I saw lots of buttons, but none struck me as just right – the ones that were striking weren’t large enough, and the large buttons weren’t quite right. Then Carolyn (or was it Barbara?) suggested doubling up on buttons. Eureka! We had lots of fun pulling out buttons and piling them on top of one another. Finally we came up with this combination:
Individually, they are both nice, but kind of ‘meh’. The bottom button is a 2″ dyed green mother of pearl, the top is a plastic iridescent green and gold shank style button. Put them together, and you get a very hot looking button closure:
If you need a creative closure choice, doubling up buttons gives you a whole new palate to work with. It’s easy, it isn’t much more expensive, and it gives you a great custom finish.