Five Star Trucker Jacket - replacement buttons

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by txm, Oct 30, 2020.

  1. txm

    txm New in Town

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    Hi all,

    I've recently bought a suede trucker from Five Star (an LVC repro (?) with the seal brown collar - https://www.fivestarleather.us/prod...de-leather-jacket?_pos=1&_sid=189113c1c&_ss=r).

    I'd like to replace the buttons - as I've discovered, these jackets come with buttons that are either too big (made for thicker material?) or are just loose and they rattle horribly unless I can somehow keep totally still. I've seen a few posts here with the same issue with these buttons.

    My question is - how do I replace them? I can clip them off with side cutters easily enough, but do I need to poke a new hole through? Can I re-use the hole that's already there?

    And, does anyone have any recommendations in the way of good quality hardware?

    I'd appreciate any help before I go butchering my jacket.
     
  2. Jin431

    Jin431 Practically Family

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    Had the same issue with my trucker so I upgraded mine.

    Just cut the buttons with a cutting plier, they are pretty flimsy so it's an easy fix. Yes you can use the stock button holes made by them. My replacement hardware is two pronged so I had to make another hole beside the original one. Then you just hammer the new button down.

    This is with stock buttons

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    This is with the upgraded Japanese made donut button. Bought from amazon.
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  3. txm

    txm New in Town

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    Thanks very much, I'll give it a go
     
  4. Jin431

    Jin431 Practically Family

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  5. Bahabp100

    Bahabp100 One of the Regulars

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    I got these “one star” Jean replacements from Amazon as well
    You need 15 and most come on a dozen
     
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