Gold buttons on a rich navy wool? Always a good look as long as the size is right as shown here. i’m intrigued by the third picture – love the buttons high up on the shoulder – i guess they are for fastening a hood? wonder what the front looks like? i loved the Italian posts, how will Paris live up?
I don’t especially like this mini-trend. Buttons, I think, should generally first be utilitarian–function before form. When they’re fighting to make a statement on their own, they tend to limit one’s own freedom to accessorize.
Gold buttons scream for attention. It is a nautical look, one too bold for me to try. The only golden buttons I have came with an old Loro Piana cashmere jacket I found at a thrift store, and on the jacket they stayed, although I would switch them if I knew how to do it. I like the first example, but again it is too strong a statement, and they tend to overwhelm the outfit, IMHO. Jorge from W Palm Beach
I’m not crazy about the fit of the coat on the man.. it almost looks too big for him and I don’t like the way it bulges when he sits down. Otherwise it’s a good and classic look you can’t go wrong with.
i dont think silver looks better. in this kind of coats with the navy feel its all about gold and i love the effect. you have to be carefull and be sure to pull it off and not over-do the outfit so that it doesnt look like a fancy dress. but i like it.
hmm…those gloves are seriously Pimpin’, ready to put the smack down if need be. The coat looks expensive, the gold buttons I like. I wish I could see what is on the button, an eagle? The back of the jacket looks sort of funny, like a fat man in a little jacket. I’m sure its suppose to be that way, I can dig it.
“…The only golden buttons I have came with an old Loro Piana cashmere jacket I found at a thrift store, and on the jacket they stayed, although I would switch them if I knew how to do it. …”
Jorge! Please don’t tell us you can’t sew a button! Please return to the thrift store and find another jacket with buttons you love. Check that they fit through the button holes on your jacket, then just nip off the gold ones and replace them with the new ones.
Then offer the gold ones for sale on here because it sounds like they will be in high demand :)