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    Full Ball Brass Buttons

    I've always loved the Full Ball Brass buttons used on Regency era tartan jackets such as these on a c1820 Ross outfit.



    Recently I found a supplier. Not cheap but not unreasonable for custom made buttons. They arrived this week and are a perfect match to the Regency era ones.





    Last edited by figheadair; 3rd December 14 at 06:28 AM. Reason: More info

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    Some serious man-bling!
    Last edited by Stitchwiz; 3rd December 14 at 08:20 AM. Reason: fingers are not co-operating with brain ;)

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    Those are very nice, particularly set against the scarlet & blue.
    Ryan

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    That is some great, "Zippity-Do-Da" with the brass. I even like the leather expanders to the buttons on the "Ross Jacket." Well done!

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    BTW full ball buttons do make an appearance in The Highlanders Of Scotland, on the waistcoat and jacket of Donald MacNaghton's tartan outfit (matching kilt, plaid, jacket, and waistcoat).

    Due to how the jacket is hanging open, the buttons can be seen both from the top and fully from the side, making clear that they are full spheres, and held on with a shank.

    There are a couple of other waistcoats which appear to have ball buttons, but it's inconclusive because the buttons are not seen side-on.
    Proud Mountaineer from the Highlands of West Virginia; son of the Revolution and Civil War; first Europeans on the Guyandotte

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