Earlier on this year, during the hot days of late summer in the Southern Hemisphere, I bought the J Crew Schoolboy blazer in purple wool on super sale. I think I paid about $80 for it.
It arrived and I loved the colour and the style. I quite liked the lining, but the buttons annoyed me beyond belief.
Every time I put it on or wore it, the bright, cheap-looking goldness of them would make me uneasy.
I put up with them due to lack of motivation to change them, but I knew that I'd love the jacket Far More and wear it more if I changed them.
Last week, one of the buttons fell off!
This was a blessing in disguise, as it meant I could no longer procrastinate with button-changing.
So, last Saturday, I went to the fantastic button shop in our 'hood, and, with the help of my daughter, chose some new ones.
I'm not one to sew, so the jacket and buttons were duly dropped off at the Launderette, which has a wonderful alterations lady.
I picked the jacket up yesterday, and I'm thrilled to say that I now love it!
I'm sure that some will dislike these buttons immensely.
We almost went for a bright chatreuse colour, but they only had big buttons in that colour, not smaller ones for the cuffs, so red won.
I disliked the original buttons very much indeed, so these new ones make me very happy!
What do you think?
If you own this blazer, have you kept the original buttons?
More to the point, do the wrong buttons (or other details) bother you to the point that you have to change them?