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January 31, 2011

Old Workwear Buttons

IMG_2033IMG_2034IMG_2036 IMG_2043 IMG_2045 IMG_2047 IMG_2048 IMG_2050 IMG_2053These kinda remind me of NYC subway tokens.IMG_2058 IMG_2060 IMG_2061 IMG_2062 IMG_2066 Some of you will know more about these than me. Juan, you for one have sure seen your share of the shirts & jackets these buttons went on. These are just some of the old workwear buttons acquired by Jared at The LEVIS Tailor Shop. Below I've listed some of the names on these buttons:

Standard Brand, Big Yank, The Gem, M.Nusbaum Marville MO., Nation Wide, Katz Brand, Our Own Make, Eleto, Sweet Orr, For Gentlemen, PayDay, Macdonald & Campbell, P.B.Co., Signal Overall, GEO Floyd Philla., Van Wert Excolsior, Shippensburg Rummel Himes & Co., Myers & Rathfon, Carter's, Depams, Uncle Sam, Eckhart 

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6 Responses to Old Workwear Buttons

gina espo. says: February 3, 2011 at 2:17 am

those fisheye buttons are absolutely insane! definitely bringing these photos out to my team. the star buttons are killer too. SO excited about this post. my grandfather has an incredible collection of old nyc subway tokens, next time i’m home in NY, i’ll have to ask him for them.

"Juan"Dixon says: February 28, 2011 at 5:45 pm

Really cool Mort…I wish these 30’s and 40’s were just a little easier to find like back in Ohio waaaaay back in the days of our early run in’s..lol!

charlie buttons says: July 8, 2011 at 6:59 am

That was a great article! I like it very much. Keep posting like this. Thanks for sharing wonderful info!

Lee Edwards says: June 24, 2012 at 1:07 pm

Hello. I am hoping you might help me. I found an old huge wool overcoat with a fur lining of some short. Something you might see on a person in a very cold environment. The only clue I can find is a few small buttons under the large collar that have FOR GENTLEMEN embossed on them. Can you give me a country of origin or a time period. Thanks Lee Edwards