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    I'm sure all the above are good suggestions, but, personally, I use piper's black waxed hemp to sew my buttons on my argyle jacket and vest. It's something most pipers have in their pipe case. My buttons never come off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by imrichmond View Post
    I'm sure all the above are good suggestions, but, personally, I use piper's black waxed hemp to sew my buttons on my argyle jacket and vest. It's something most pipers have in their pipe case. My buttons never come off.
    I concur that waxed thread seems to last longer in the elements. I use the same in my sporrans when the stiches are exposed to weather.

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    Quote Originally Posted by imrichmond View Post
    I'm sure all the above are good suggestions, but, personally, I use piper's black waxed hemp to sew my buttons on my argyle jacket and vest. It's something most pipers have in their pipe case. My buttons never come off.
    Iíll probably try the suggestion to sew down the cloth of the epaulets, but the black wax hemp seems like a good suggestion.

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    Cord the button. Use an awl to separate the fibers of the coat and push the loop on the back of the button thru the fabric. Then run a length of cloth tape thru that loop, and sew the tape down.

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