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2 button vs 3 button suits

post #1 of 20
Thread Starter 
I am buying clothes and am wondering what is the difference between 2 button and 3 button. I know 3 button suits are more common today and 2 button suits are making a comeback.

I just want to know how these suits highlight the body. For example, does one suit flatter taller profiles or heavier bodies? Does it matter what color (dark vs khaki color) I am 5 '10, 155lbs athletic lean guy.

any input?
post #2 of 20
Either is just as common as far as I can see. I think two button is a good, classic, safe choice for anyone personally.
post #3 of 20
I THINK...

-3 buttons, in which the top button is designed to be buttoned flatters just about nobody. I have never seen one that I fell in love with.

-3 buttons, in which the to buttoin is not designed to be buttoned (Lapel roll goes below the top button) is very nice. I've seen several examples that I like. Long vertical line and vast expanse of cloth, I expect, would be benificial to the short to average height.

"I think two button is a good, classic, safe choice for anyone personally" Can't say it any better than that.

Cheers,
D
post #4 of 20
Two-button shows the shirt and tie more, so if you're well coordinated, no reason to hide it behind a 3rd button. But I've seen some very nice 3-buttons where the 3rd button is placed a bit lower. Personal preference, methinks.
post #5 of 20
2 buttons or less, for me.
post #6 of 20
Just to add my two cents here. A two-button has longer lapels, so is going to have a more sliming affect than a three-button. My preference now is on the two-button, but both will always look good.
post #7 of 20
It's part of one's personal style. Try on several makers in 2 and 3 button and see what you think.
post #8 of 20
I'm tall and thin, however, I have very long legs. So I prefer 2-button suits because the lower buttoning point shows more shirt and tie, elongating my torso and giving me balance. I also like 3-roll-2 jackets very much because I love the 3-dimensional look of a nicely rolled lapel. I would never wear a true 3-button jacket and I was unreasonably annoyed by an alterations tailor who insisted on buttoning the top button of my 3-button jacket every time I tried it on. Sheeesh!
post #9 of 20
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Originally Posted by Jolly Green

-3 buttons, in which the top button is designed to be buttoned flatters just about nobody.

You just need to button all three

post #10 of 20
AAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.....................

It can be done well!! Thanks.


It's still my least favorite of the correct SB or even DB styles.

Cheers,
D
post #11 of 20
If it's a two button make sure it's tapered and fits really well or you look like you're hiding a tent in your midsection. I've seen horrid two button sack suits, which are just not my style.

I do prefer the two-button look, if fit is perfect.
post #12 of 20
Thread Starter 
i was looking into buying a 2 button black wool suit. any suggestions where i can buy one online.
post #13 of 20
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Originally Posted by voltronf0rce
i was looking into buying a 2 button black wool suit. any suggestions where i can buy one online.

post #14 of 20
always a good time for another black suit thread.
post #15 of 20
Black suits look much better when made up in the wrinkle-free miracle fabric of polyester. It's the sheen, I think.
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