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It’s All In The Details: Buttons

All lab coats were not created equal. When purchasing a new lab coat, it makes sense to splurge a little for a coat of superior quality that will last you a long time and withstand wear and tear.

How can you tell if a lab coat is high quality?

This is a great question, and there are several clues you can look for that indicate the quality of a garment. The fabric should be soft and durable – none of that 2-ply polyester cardboard. It will fit you nicely like a blazer or suit, and most importantly the design details will indicate the true quality and care that went into creating the lab coat.

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One of the design details that is an indicator of high quality in a garment is the buttons and fastenings. Is it a cheap, brittle plastic? Are the buttons unevenly placed and not sewn on properly? Will they snap in half after a few washes, rendering the coat unwearable?

It might seem like a superfluous detail, but high quality buttons are a pretty good indicator that the lab coat is of high quality as well – after all, why would the manufacturer waste expensive buttons on a shoddy,┬ácheap garment?

When shopping for a new lab coat, pay attention to the buttons: carrera white lucite buttons are made of a durable material that won’t snap in half, and are very visually attractive. Another popular style, though a bit more flashy, is knot buttons – these buttons are actually made of a knotted fabric, so they definitely won’t break and they are extremely stylish.

Knot buttons are stylish and functional.

Knot buttons are stylish and functional.

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