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What Does "Quality" Mean: Buttons


We hear a great deal of people sharing their love for our signature buttons. We put a lot of thought into our buttons. A lot. Buttons can make or break a great shirt, so when it came to closures, we wanted to use the highest quality, cleanest shape and size, and a nearly harmless material option we could find. Here is what we believe are some of the details that make for a quality shirt button! 



Design: The signature design details we chose for Glass House buttons was for a multitude of reasons. Let's start with the shape. The top of the button is rounded, which makes for a certain ease when inserting the button into the hole. So if you start by pushing the bottom of the button through the hole first, the top will slide in with greater ease than other shirt buttons out there. Try it, you'll notice the difference. The roundness of the top also has an air of softness to it when fully buttoned. Speaking of the bottom of our buttons, we chose a flat, hard line shape for the base of the button so it virtually locks into place when the button is slid all the way through. Then there's the thickness of the button -- strong enough to withstand the dry cleaner (if you so choose), and has that tinge of elegance and smartness to it. 

Material: Our buttons are made using corozo nuts from the tagua tree. This material is a renewable resource, is strong, and can withstand the test of time.  

Color: The natural color of the corozo nut is kept on all of our buttons on all shirt styles, we don't dye any of our buttons. Dying or bleaching corozo nuts (as well as plastic) takes a lot of dye and water to achieve color fasting and consistency. So in staying true to our word and keeping our commitment to the environment, we chose to leave the beautiful natural color of the corozo nut.

Security: We chose a four hole button with an X stitch because four stitches is simply stronger than two. The X stitch we use to secure the button to the shirt is steadfast, and also has an easier movement when inserting the button because the threads are just a hair closer to each other than what you might find in a parallel thread stitch.

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