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post #31 of 60
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Originally Posted by sonlegoman View Post
Nobody does it here to signal to other forum members? Like a secret handshake? I personally don't think most people even understand that it means it is bespoke so I think if it is showing off, it is only showing off to a very small number of people. So I still think it has something to do with people who are in the know showing it to others who are also in the know.
Most people however, don't even notice. If they do, they often think a button is missing.
post #32 of 60
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Originally Posted by embowafa View Post
for that matter, WTF is the point of sleeve buttons at all??? what's the point of neckties?? broguing?? jacket lapels?? They're all purely ornamental, right?

BTW: I agree with maomao

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Originally Posted by Pseudosyco View Post
Broguing was originally employed to allow bog-water to sluice out of the shoe and in to the sod

Lapels were latched at the throat to keep out chill winds

Ties were to make Croatians pretty

buttoned sleeve cuffs allowed the sleeve to be unbuttoned and pulled up for washing hands etc, or as someone else said, surgeons' cuffs. whether the buttons work or not, there does need to be a vented cuff from purely a construction point of view - the sleeve seam is thicker where joined, and if an ordinary cuff hem were made by folding the cuff back, there would be a crossing of four layers of the fabric at one point leaving an comfortable and unsightly bump, which makes the shirt cuff sit badly, and rides the lining down.

Anyway, find a cheap jacket where there is no vented cuff on the sleeve and you will see what i mean.
post #33 of 60
Damned if I know -- I get my custom-tailored jackets with non-working buttons/cuffs.
post #34 of 60
What`s so wrong with showy or flashy anyway?
post #35 of 60
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post
Buttoning all buttons tends to look stuffy and uncomfortable to me. In most contexts, we tend to leave at least one or two buttons unfastened. So, to me, leaving a button undone on your sleeves can nicely echo leaving your bottom jacket button undone.

But I'm in the minority in thinking this.

+1, I went ahead and got working buttons on my last couple of jackets and I also love the look of the slighltly flared sleeve opening esp for more casual fits.
post #36 of 60
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Originally Posted by Dragon View Post
What`s so wrong with showy or flashy anyway?

SF doctrine only allows them in the form of antiqued shoes.

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Originally Posted by TC (Houston) View Post
+1, I went ahead and got working buttons on my last couple of jackets and I also love the look of the slighltly flared sleeve opening esp for more casual fits.

I just don't see why everyone cares so much. All this whining about people doing it only to show off and other people not doing it because they don't want to be like them reminds me of high school when people wouldn't buy clothes from certain stores to avoid 'selling out'.
post #37 of 60
I unbutton the first two, and the shirt buttons as well.

Much more comfortable for my obnoxiously large watch.
post #38 of 60
I think leaving the suit sleeve buttons undone, even just one, is retarded. Nowadays, I also see people leaving their shirt cuffs unbuttoned as well. I think people just like to rebel against age old tradition to be different.
post #39 of 60
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Originally Posted by Aperipan View Post
I think leaving the suit sleeve buttons undone, even just one, is retarded. Nowadays, I also see people leaving their shirt cuffs unbuttoned as well. I think people just like to rebel against age old tradition to be different.
You're 17, in high school, and live in Oregon. When was the last time you even saw a suit, let alone one with open button holes? What do you even know about age old tradition? Do you even know what rebellion is?
post #40 of 60
I think I am going to start leaving one button undone.
post #41 of 60
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Originally Posted by iammatt View Post
I think I am going to start leaving one button undone.
Is that a sexual reference?
post #42 of 60
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Originally Posted by haganah View Post
You're 17, in high school, and live in Oregon. When was the last time you even saw a suit, let alone one with open button holes? What do you even know about age old tradition? Do you even know what rebellion is?

Oregon, let me repeat, is not Amish country. We have many men in fine tailored suits here too.
post #43 of 60
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Originally Posted by Aperipan View Post
Oregon, let me repeat, is not Amish country. We have many men in fine tailored suits here too.
You live in unimportland?
post #44 of 60
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Originally Posted by voxsartoria View Post
It's actually more dégagé and exclusive to have a bespoke jacket for which one can not only leave one button unbuttoned, but easily remove that button entirely.

In this ultimate expression, one removes the button and shows it to nearby people..."See, bespoke...try that with your shitty Zegna."

Do you do this before or after breaking out the caviar?
post #45 of 60
I don't do. Looks silly. That said, I have gotten to the point I don't care if others do. Live and let live.

It's as I said before, I don't leave a button undone on my button fly trousers to prove they function or to match the button or two I leave undone at the neck. However, I recognize some derive utility from leaving buttons undone, so I don't pay a ton of attention anymore..
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