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    I have a pair of woodland marpat trousers and I need a 2 replacement buttons. I have gone online and have found a few sources but they are bags of 100. I live in the Seattle area and need just 2. Does anyone know of a supplier in the Seattle area that has spare buttons?

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    If you were issued them there would be spares in the Q store. If you bought them then I don't know where you would get them. You might have to get the 100 pack, then you'll have a **** load of spares for sewing kits etc.

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    Or, you could just put on 2 regular buttons....

    I'd rather buy a new set then buy 100 buttons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by usmis View Post
    Or, you could just put on 2 regular buttons....

    I'd rather buy a new set then buy 100 buttons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by usmis View Post
    Or, you could just put on 2 regular buttons....

    I'd rather buy a new set then buy 100 buttons.
    Why would you buy a new set of trousers and 100 buttons?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Command NZ View Post
    Why would you buy a new set of trousers and 100 buttons?
    touche, than

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    I always use the top button on my blouse as I never button it anyway. Yeah just go to a fabric store and buy a few big green or brown buttons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cbreedon View Post
    I live in the Seattle area...
    Aren't there any Army/Navy surplus stores near you?

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    Look for any large green button. Modern military pants won't be collectibles so who..cares. I'd imagine you can find the exact one you need at a local surplus store in some junk parts bin.

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    I'm guessing there are some surplus stores down by Ft Lewis but that's an hour away on a good day...

    I've never worn them before. I just bought them for my collection and I was looking at them yesterday and noticed that the back pockets had no buttons...

    Maybe I'll go to a fabric store and buy some rhinestone buttons and pimp them out..

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    or you could use the spare buttons in the shirt? i dunno if its the same but our stuff here in the uk has one big and one small button on the inside of the shirt...spare.

    if not why not go down to your local surplus store...take several sizes to "try on" then remove one button from each pair, no one will know!..

    as i heard once..."adapt, improvise, overcome"

    but if you cant do that, ...

    dont you know odd buttons is the dogs man!!

    it means you done stuff to lose the original button!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Death. View Post
    Modern military pants won't be collectibles so who..cares.
    That's exactly what the Romans said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cbreedon View Post
    I'm guessing there are some surplus stores down by Ft Lewis but that's an hour away on a good day...

    I've never worn them before. I just bought them for my collection and I was looking at them yesterday and noticed that the back pockets had no buttons...

    Maybe I'll go to a fabric store and buy some rhinestone buttons and pimp them out..
    There is a surplus store within walking distance of Pike Place Market...

    Federal Army & Navy surplus
    2112 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98121

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    thanks everyone.. got a few buttons today in the mail from a fellow member here. much appreciated!

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