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Five Star Trucker Jacket - replacement buttons

txm

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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.
 

Jin431

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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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