Since the beginning of our business we have tried to give maximum prominence to this accessory, convinced that the "nice button" in harmony with the suit can give even more prominence and importance to the Sartorial garment.
We offer buttons in corozo, mother of pearl, horn, polyester (imitation mother of pearl), galalite, covered in fabric for tuxedo tailcoat or tight, enameled brass, resin for trousers and even corozo for cassocks for priests.
The unit of measure of the button is the line, corresponding to the fortieth part of the inch (approx. 0,635 mm).
Corozo is perhaps the most used material for buttons in bespoke tailoring. It is of vegetable origin, it is obtained from the seeds of a palm (Phitelephia Macrocarpa) which was born in Latin America in the Atlantic equatorial belt, in particular in Ecuador.
As big as an egg, the seed is dried for about 45/50 days, cut into rings, turned to reach the desired shape.
The corozo is also called vegetable ivory with the color of the seed.
For talari clothes
The buttons from Società
For tuxedos, tailcoats, tights: covered with cloth, knitted corozo or scodellin, with mother-of-pearl insert
Our buttons are all brass, with rounded stem, to prevent the thread from cutting.
Special punches allow to obtain designs with attention to the smallest details, they can be colored in the classics: gold, silver, oxide or gunmetal, copper, enameled in several colors.
They can be finished sanded, satin or mirror polished.
Buttons of Deer Horn
The horn buttons
The most used horn, whose scientific name is BUBALUS BUBALIS, is made from cow and buffalo horns.
It comes mainly from India even if the most valuable is the African horn made from wildebeest or cow horns.
The African horn is generally black and white and rarely gray.
The Indian horn is of various colors from blond up to brown or black.
The cow horn is distinguished from that of buffalo as the washer shows a color with spots, while the buffalo has streaks or central veins.
The processing of the horn: the initial part of the tip (cm 5 / 7) used for the production of frogs is cut, the central part is cut horizontally so as to form rings of different widths and with thickness of about 6 mm used for the turning of buttons of various shapes and lines.
The part of the horn, closest to the animal's head, is cut vertically (lengthwise) and opened with a heat source, then pressed to obtain a plate from which to obtain washers or plates for the production of buttons or buckles.
The plate washers are more fragile and less valuable than the tip ones, but they are more expensive because they require more processing.
In addition to the horn, the nail is also worked which, however, having very few veins is less valuable and is mainly used for the production of costume jewelery.
The processing waste is crushed and pulverized to obtain biological fertilizer.
The mother-of-pearl buttons
The mother-of-pearl is the inner, hard and iridescent part of the shell of some marine bivalve molluscs or gasteropods (univalve shell).
It is composed of thin sheets of calcium carbonate that alternate in the form of calcite and aragonite.
The particular lamellae structure of aragonite determines the typical iridescence of mother of pearl.
The most used shells for making buttons are those of Trocus niloticus (mainly for shirting), Pinctata margaritifera, Turbo marmoratus and Haliotis.
The buttons made with Haliotis (also called sea ears) are the most conspicuous due to the iridescence ranging from blue to green and purple.
From the shells are obtained disks of different sizes to be transformed into buttons.
The processing waste is pulverized to be used, in cosmetics, for powders and eyeshadows.
Galalite is a thermosetting plastic material obtained by synthesis from casein, a derivative from milk, and fomaldehyde.