That scarf that won’t stay put, the cardigan that keeps opening up, the button-up shirt that’s just a tad too low-cut for this particular outing during your trip — forget about that old standby safety pin. Don’t poke holes in your clothes when you can use MagneButtons, twin round heavy-duty magnets that, by mutual attraction, fasten together whatever layers need to be joined.
MagneButtons are embossed with simple to fantastical designs, and once in place, look like classy buttons — without the hole. Design choices range from classic antique-looking metal or pearl-like domes, to bold and whimsical patterns printed on the surface.
Among our favorites: multi-colored paw prints, 3-D resin rose blossoms, kaleidoscope-like mandalas, and even an inspirational message — “KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON,” printed in bold black over a pastel diamond-patterned background.
Most MagneButtons are a diminutive 24mm in diameter (just a hair under an inch), but a few styles — faceted black crystal, creamy pearl, clear crystal — are available in a “jumbo” 32mm size (about 1 1/4 inch). The magnets will hold fast through thick shawls and suit lapels.
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You can make MagneButtons part of your look, or keep them out of sight through some discreet fold maneuvers. You can even wear one as a decorative accent, holding together nothing but its twin selves on, say a hat brim or shirt pocket.
MagneButtons are $18 per pair in 24mm size; $24 in 32mm size; at www.magnebutton.com.