Sleeve buttons were used on the sleeves of men's shirts and women's shifts and are often confused with cuff links. It is believed that people of all social classes wore them; they were also issued to soldiers of several military regiments including the 17th of Foot in 1776 and the 42nd Royal Highland Regiment in 1778 see Capt-Lt Peebles squared up the company accounts in October 1777 before departing listed "24 pair sleeve Buttons at 6 p" among other things shared with personal communication with Steve Gilbert who took this from microfilm copy in the Cunninghame of Thortoun Papers.
Our sleeve buttons are made of excellent quality 1/2" buttons and are available in solid brass or German silver. The picture shows the front and reverse of the sleeve buttons to illustrate either the oval or figure eight attachment.
Made in the USA.
This product was added to our catalog on Sunday 06 May, 2007.