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    Quote Originally Posted by Hammelby
    You mentioned buttons for suspenders. That is a good
    question, if there really is "special ones" for this purpose?

    yes, they have a deeply domed rear to accomodate the thickness of the leather brace tabs. once you've seen them you'll never mistake them for another button!



    good geeky stuff this chaps ! keep it coming !

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    Yes, there are special buttons for suspenders. Today's suspender buttons are made of white, cream, tan, grey, or black plastic. They look like flying saucers: smooth surface, sharp and narrow edge. All fabric stores sell them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc Chevalier
    Yes, there are special buttons for suspenders. Today's suspender buttons are made of white, cream, tan, grey, or black plastic. They look like flying saucers: smooth surface, sharp and narrow edge. All fabric stores sell them.

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    Sometimes braces will even come with a package of them from the store.

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    i've just checked and vintage american brace buttons tend to be flatter than english ones. i was describing the english type before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by herringbonekid
    yes, they have a deeply domed rear to accomodate the thickness of the leather brace tabs. once you've seen them you'll never mistake them for another button!

    good geeky stuff this chaps ! keep it coming !
    Thanks, Herringbone and Mark. Very geeky indeed and i LIKE it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Orgetorix
    Sometimes braces will even come with a package of them from the store.
    That's true.

    Here in America, suspenders reached a revival peak in the Reagan-Bush years. In the early '90s, most of the suits sold in department stores had suspender buttons already sewn in. Then, as slimmer, lower-waisted pants came to the fore, suspenders lost their popularity. Today, it's a fringe fashion.

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    yes, the american ones are definitely flatter.

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    See a photo of American suspender buttons here: http://66.102.7.104/search?q=cache:h...s&ct=clnk&cd=2


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    here's your classic 30s/40s english brace button:



    note the concave face which forms a little bowl where the stitches sit. note also the domed rear of the one on the right: steeply rising away from the point of contact with the fabric to allow the brace tabs room to sit.

    ah, the poetry of vintage brace buttons.

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    Could you jsut get away with using regular buttons but sew a long and thick shank by placing a toothpick or matchstick between the button and fabric?
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    Ray

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