So J. and I are overcoming our button issues by turning to Etsy.
J. has found a lot of options for her Tempest at Buttons by Robin. We've both ordered buttons from her before, and they are gorgeous. She even has little boy options (which I assure you, are hard to come by). Go with what you know, I say.
I'm looking into a variety of wood buttons options, that need approval from my Love. I want his a-ok before ordering anything, because he darned well better like them, and darned well better wear the resulting sweater.
Update coming soon.....