If your pants no longer fit because you've gained or lost weight, don't throw them away just yet. The Perfect Fit Button claims to be the solution, allowing you to expand or tighten the waistline of your pants to get the proper fit. ConsumerSearch takes a look at professional and user reviews to see if it really works.
The Perfect Fit Button can be used on any pair of pants or jeans that fasten with a button at the waist (no snaps or hooks, though). By installing the Perfect Fit Button on either side of the original button, you can either expand or bring in the waistline. The button consists of two parts: a sharp post that's pushed through the fabric, and a cap that attaches to the post to secure the button in place. (Users say the post is very sharp, so it's better to attach the button before you put the pants on.) The Perfect Fit Button kit includes eight buttons in four colors: black, brown, khaki and an embossed silver that's meant for jeans.
Reviewers say the Perfect Fit Button works great, deeming it an inexpensive alternative to buying new clothes. Three TV stations put the Perfect Fit Button to the test and all are very pleased with the results.
For KPLC (Lake Charles, La.), reporter Jeff Jumper tries it on a variety of fabrics, and says it's easy to apply and remove. However, Jumper notes that it leaves a pinhole on pants. He finds that it works just as well at tightening waistbands as it does at expanding them. In two video reviews -- from WGRZ (Buffalo, N.Y.) and WVEC (Norfolk, Va.) -- both testers give the Perfect Fit Button a thumbs-up, praising its convenience and comfort. The Perfect Fit Button earns generally positive reviews from users at Amazon.com and Walgreens.com.
A few things to keep in mind: The Perfect Fit Button must be removed from pants before you wash or dry-clean them. Wearing pants with two buttons could look a little silly, so you might want to cover them with a belt or shirt. In the 100+ reviews in our special section on informercial products, not many actually work as advertised. The Perfect Button is a happy exception.