I'm of two minds with this. On the one hand, I recognize that the standard rule is buttoning the top button and leaving the bottom button unbuttoned on a 2-button blazer. With these new-fangled ones with stupid-high button stances, though, I'm not so sure. Maybe an MC cross-over can speak more intelligently to this, because I know I can't, but I've always thought that the ideal buttoning point was at the narrowest point in the torso for a traditionally flattering fit. If you look at where that falls, though, it's directly between the two buttons:
So what's a bro to do? Play by the rules when the jacket doesn't? That'll just make the rest of the jacket tent out weirdly, won't it?
I feel like every blazer I've tried on in the past five years has had the top button hit somewhere in the vicinity of my xiphoid process.
You mean like?
Part of the issue is that I'm looking for a blazer I can be wadded up into a little ball, stuffed into a messenger bag, and come back out looking relatively suitable for a biz-caz office environment. The other issue is that jackets with squared and/or structured shoulders usually look kinda off on me. My shoulders aren't that broad, and they're kinda sloped and rounded, and I usually end up with some weird half-pagoda effect going on with my left shoulder.
So...not really sure where I was going with that, and probably too tired at this point to put a coherent thought together. Needs work, but I'm not sure where to go with it.
And yes, are campus boots. Love 'em. I'm also impressed you could pick them out based on the small fraction of one shoe that's visible in the picture.