Having sourced the best quality raw materials we turn, dye and finish our buttons using traditional techniques and in an increasing number of patterns. These may be divided into tailoring and shirting buttons, depending on size.
We started in late 2016 with a single pattern (Cornbury 965), 5 standard sizes (24L, 28L, 32L, 36L and 40L). But this has very rapidly increased and we presently offer buttons in 4 further patterns (Tewkesbury 310, Bibury 425, Charlbury 4011 and most recently the 564 pattern, which was one of James Grove’s signature patterns. The pattern can be traced back to at least the 1930’s, but it came very much to the fore after the Second World War when it was adopted by many Savile Row tailors as their ‘button of choice’. We are now also making 44L (28mm) coat buttons in these patterns.
While we initially made these buttons in Corozo, buttons in each of these patterns are available in Codelite®, too, albeit in presently in 24L, 32L and 40L form. Oh, and you may like to know that we supply 18L backing buttons in either Corozo or Codelite®, too.
In terms of shirting buttons, we have launched 18L shirt buttons in no less than 4 patterns in Corozo and Codelite®, once again.
We aim to maintain stocks in our standard stock colours of black, brown, blue, grey and natural in each of the sizes and patterns outlined above. Thus, in most cases orders can be sent out directly upon receipt. Our MOQs are just 300/pattern/size/colour, but we also supply buttons in their thousands to our larger customers.
If we don’t have the button(s) you need in stock, however, we’ll make or finish them from our growing inventory of blanks or unfinished turned stock we maintain.
For non-standard colours, we offer a colour matching service at very reasonable cost. This is set per colour and applies to orders of all sizes. This normally takes around 10-14 days from the date of order.
Lastly, we can etch buttons to your specifications subject to a one-off origination fee for the vector diagrams plus a (variable) cost based upon volumes. This means that we can etch even smaller runs, albeit that the economies of scale accrue as the volume increases.
But do drop us a line or call us if you’d like more specific information on stock, quantities, sizes, finishes, etc or wish to request some samples. We offer sample cards showing all our patterns, colours and sizes at a cost of £7.50 including p&p.
But do remember, we are constantly expanding our range – whether it's by adding patterns, colours, sizes or materials! So, do keep in touch.