As you can see, I have three coats that are currently missing buttons. One coat has hardly been worn, and the other two have had buttons previously sewn back on. It seems that regardless of the supposed quality of an item (if you subscribe to the you-get-what-you-pay-for mentality), buttons always fall off. I really hate re-attaching buttons, but it looks like that is how I will be spending my evening. Sigh.