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I've seen fitted tallisim katanim with buttons connected the front and back for smooth wear. Could you also add buttons and button holes to a tallis gadol to hellp it stay on? Or would that disqualify it for the mitzvah?

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I can't think of a reason why it would, but +1 for the interesting question. It should be noted that R' Yoel Bin Nun is known for wearing a suit jacket with Tzitzith attached (the split in the jacket has been accentuated to make the garment require it). –  Seth J Jun 3 '13 at 13:51
    
    
@DoubleAA So it appears from the link that buttons would not remove its status as a garment needing tzitzis because they are temporary. I'm curious why no one has ever considered putting buttons on a tallis gadol. I have one that is too large and it is falling off all of the time. –  Bruce James Jun 3 '13 at 18:10
    
Do the buttons change it from a four-cornered garment? I could use a better description of the placement and function of the buttons. (A picture would be nice.) –  Shmuel Apr 18 at 3:53
    
@Shmuel -- that is the gist of my question. I invision that the button causes the tallis to have either more or less corners, but is not permanent. –  Bruce James Apr 18 at 8:53
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