Monday, January 9, 2017
Fuddy-duddy Burgundy Button
Owing to my memory of certain shoes, I've always viewed burgundy as a sort of fuddy-duddy color. And so it is with certain buttons. This unshowy piece looks conservative and a bit boring. Thin and chip-like, vintage buttons like this one are of the flimsier make. In all likelihood, this is a "poor man's" button of the Great Depression. It's a low-grade type of Bakelite, but I've got several buttons in this style to round out my collection. Anyhow, when something's this old, you don't criticize it too much. —Circa 1935.