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If you can its well worth going into button queen just for the 'experience'.

Two rather amusing guys run the shop .. in a rather old fashioned sense

They normally have a pretty good range of horn with both matt and polished finishes.
 

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FYI- they're moving next week:

THE BUTTON QUEEN LTD IS ON THE MOVE

Our current shop at 19 Marylebone Lane will cease to trade from
2pm on Saturday 8th March 2009

We will re-open for business on 23rd March 2009 at:
76 Marylebone Lane W1U 2PR at 10am

Our telephone number will be the same as present:
0207 935 1505

During the move you can reach us on:
07957 815653 or 0779 9425655


If you are looking for something specific now, please contact us with any queries at
19 Marylebone Lane, London or call us on 0207 935 1505

Email:
[email protected]


 

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Try contacting Richard James Weldon. They are an English company.
Paul Winston
Winston Tailors
www.chipp2.com
This is excellent advice. They will happily send out a catalogue, anywhere free of charge. What more could you want?

Stay away from M&J Trim. They have shipped me a number of dodgy buttons and refuse to give me a refund, claiming horn is a natural product and subject to variation. My buttons were chipped (30% missing for example). This sort of definition of variation would leave no room for a real defect. To M&J Trim, there is no such thing as a defective button.
 

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Any one know the best place to get replacement horn ( suits ) buttons in the UK?
I'm sure Button Queen probably do...but they don't have a catalogue to choose from.
Re: Horn Buttons.

Horn buttons are made of horn genuine horn.
Water buffalo
Stag
etc.etc.

Synthetic or simulated horn is a polyester with a polymer and ester base.
Many other combinations of plastic based materials are available.

Genuine Horn

Must not be dry cleaned or washed and must be removed from the clothing before any cleaning is done.

If you are interested in the real horn, samples are available.
We send a disk case with the samples in polished horn and matt, samples have to be paid for as these cost money to produce.
Cost is £10.00 for two disk cases containing 24 buttons of a choice of colors both matt and polished plus postage.

For further information contact.
www.wholesalebuttons.co.uk
www.foxbuttons.co.uk
 
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