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Button's wig is a unique piece of headwear in Fallout 3.


It resembles a powdered wig from the 17-18th centuries.

At the expense of -1 to Perception, it grants bonuses of 1 to Intelligence, 5 to Barter and 10 to Speech skills. It also provides a Damage Resistance of 1. It can only be repaired by merchants.


The wig is found on top of Button Gwinnett's cabinet in the National Archives, near the end of the Stealing Independence quest.

Related quest


  • The Intelligence bonus gives +2 to the Science, Medicine and Repair skills (assuming Intelligence is not already 10). This is the only headgear other than Lincoln's hat that gives bonuses to these skills.
  • A bonus of 10 to Speech roughly equals two points of Charisma in regards to a NPC's disposition towards the player character.
  • If worn, the effects screen in the Pip-Boy will label it as "Gentleman's Demeanor."
  • Despite Button wearing one of these wigs, it does not show up in his inventory.
  • While the wig itself does not appear in Fallout: New Vegas, its effect "Gentleman's Demeanor" can still be found in the G.E.C.K.