Top 8 Best Baju Melayu Buttons in Malaysia 2022

Wearing Baju Melayu on the first day of Eid Mubarak is a nationwide tradition and is already a staple for every male adult and child in Malaysia. The look is often completed by a songkok, sampin, sandals, and a whole set of Baju Melayu buttons. 

Typically, the Baju Melayu buttons are needed for cekak musang as they are not provided, or readily tailored with the fabric. This leaves you with a whole range of Baju Melayu buttons. Whether you want it to be simple or as shiny, there are a lot of choices that you can consider. Here are the top 8/8 best baju melayu buttons in Malaysia

How to choose the correct buttons for Baju Melayu

There are a lot of varieties when it comes to Baju Melayu buttons in the market, and this immediately increases during Eid season. To choose the right ones, you have to consider the aspects of design, amount, and affordability.

  1. Design

As this aspect is applicable to mostly every Raya outfit that you are choosing, it is important to pick a design that matches the Baju Melayu that you are wearing during Eid. The design ranges from different colours, and shapes.

  1. Amount

Typically, Baju Melayu buttons are sold in a set of 3 or 5 because of the cekak musang collar. It is very rare that the buttons are sold separately. Therefore, it is important for you to make sure that you buy enough buttons

  1. Affordability

With the massive market of this product, it is relatively easy to find some affordable ones. However, it would not be a waste if you have already set a budget for the buttons so that you do not overspend.

8 Best Baju Melayu Buttons in Malaysia 2022 

1. Crystal Buttons

Crystal Buttons
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Typically made of crystal imitation, the buttons usually come in various colours for you to choose from based on your Raya colour theme. You can look sophisticated to open houses and weddings during Eid with these premium buttons.

Specifications:

  • Buttons per set: 5
  • Available colour: white, black, green, ocean blue, navy blue, golden yellow, red, pink, light purple, dark purple, grey, orange
  • Size: 8mm

Pros:

Wide range of colours

Price: RM4.45 – RM5.35

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase 

2. Moon Buttons

Moon Buttons
Image credit: Shopee

The moon buttons are usually in circular shape, with floral, geometric, or plain outer layers and completed with small imitation stones in the middle. These types of buttons are more traditional-looking, and are suitable for you if that is the kind of style that you are going for on Raya.

Specifications:

  • Buttons per set: 5
  • Available colour: Silver, black, red, dark blue, light blue, purple, brown
  • Size: 9mm

Pros:

Wide range of colours
Easy to wear

Price: RM3.20

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase 

3. Simple Circular Buttons

Simple Circular Buttons
Image credit: Shopee

Before the appearance of crystal buttons in the market, these traditional circular buttons were the ones that run cekak musang during Raya. Easily attached and used, these types of buttons are typically found in silver and gold.

Specifications:

  • Buttons per set: 5
  • Available colour: Silver, gold, black, bronze
  • Size: 3mm

Pros:

Simple design
Easy to wear

Price: RM1.50

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase 

4. Keris Buttons

Keris Buttons
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These uniquely shaped buttons resemble the traditional Malay weapon, which are the keris. Most typically comes in gold and silver, these buttons suit any colour of Baju Melayu, be it black or white.

Specifications:

  • Buttons per set: 5
  • Available colour: Silver, gold
  • Size: 13mm

Pros:

Keris shaped
Easy to wear

Price: RM4.47 – RM12.00

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase 

5. Tanjak Buttons

Tanjak Buttons
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Imitating the shape of the traditional Malay men’s headpiece, the Tanjak buttons will complete the look of your Baju Melayu perfectly. As many do not go for shaped Baju Melayu buttons, be the centre of the attention at your family functions during Raya.

Specifications:

  • Buttons per set: 5
  • Available colour: Silver, gold, rose gold, black
  • Size: 15mm

Pros:

Tanjak shaped
Easy to wear

Price: RM7.89

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase 

6. Zircon Buttons

Zircon Buttons
Image credit: Shopee

Appearing to be similar to the crystal buttons, the Zircon buttons are more polished in design. Completed with the zircon stones, these are said to be more durable and shinier. If you adore the design of the crystal buttons but the outer layer seems too big for you, then you might opt for these ones.

Specifications:

  • Buttons per set: 5
  • Available colour: White, black, blue, green, red, pink, brown
  • Size: 8mm, 9mm

Pros:

Many colour options
Easy to wear

Price: RM6.90 – RM7.90

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase

7. Freshwater Pearl Buttons

Freshwater Pearl Buttons
Image credit: Shopee

Polished with colourful freshwater pearls on top, these buttons are considered luxurious due to its looks. If the crystal buttons are too fancy, but the simple buttons are somewhat too plain for you, then you have to try wearing these freshwater pearl buttons.

Specifications:

  • Buttons per set: 5
  • Available colour: White, peach, black
  • Size: 8mm

Pros:

Vary in pearls
Easy to wear

Price: RM6.85 – RM9.80

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase 

8. Cartoon Buttons

Cartoon Buttons
Image credit: Shopee

Specifically made for children or adults who are a kid at heart, these cartoon buttons imitate the iconic symbols of the most famous superheroes that you see in the movies. Excite your child or your little relatives with these accessories imitating their favourite cartoon character!

Specifications:

  • Buttons per set: 5
  • Available design: Batman, Superman, Spiderman, Ironman, Captain America
  • Size: 9-14mm

Pros:

Vary in cartoon designs

Price: RM9.00

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase 

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