Sunday, November 1, 2009

Tip-of-the-Day: The Refresh Button

Most guys have a navy blue blazer (if you don't, you should get one). It certainly is, and has been for a very long time, a staple to the everyman's wardrobe.

The problem is, you wear it all the time and you are getting tired of it, but you also don't want to get a new one because you can't justify spending money for something you already have. Here is a simple and cost effective solution to refreshen your blue blazer: change the buttons!

Take your blazer to your tailor and tell him/her that you want new buttons put on it (or if you're crafty, you can sew them on yourself, like I did yesterday). Assuming the buttons are currently black, you can change them to something classic (but a little bolder) like light brown marble, gold, or silver. Or you can throw caution to the wind and go with something a little more in-your-face like a guy I met the other night who had red plastic buttons on his jacket (which looked so cool...I'm peeved I forgot my camera).

So go ahead, click the refresh button.

Yours in style,


The Baltimore Chop said...

Good advice. The Chop has done this ourselves, since we can't abide brass buttons.

Our question though... how do you ensure the buttons line up perfectly straight at the cuffs. We measured carefully and sewed tightly, and the result looks good...

except when placed right next to a factory sewn set of buttons.

Any help?

Anonymous said...

great tip!

Jason said...

Interesting tip. I'll keep it in mind.