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Sports jacket with jeans: 2 buttons or 3?

post #1 of 18
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If I want to pair a sports jacket with a pair of jeans, does it matter whether the jacket has 2 buttons or 3? Thanks!
post #2 of 18
I feel that a 3-button looks odd with jeans.......then again I feel that a 3-button looks odd in general.....
post #3 of 18
Not really... put on a 3 button, see how it looks. put on a 2 button, see how it looks. If you like one more than the other go with it. You're 'breaking the rules' by wearing a sports jacket with jeans in the first place, why would there be rules on how to break the rules? I find that the fabric and fit of the jacket, it more casual and more fitted = looks better with jeans.
post #4 of 18
I vote for two, unless you're doing all black. Then I think three would be ok.
post #5 of 18
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Originally Posted by That Guy
If I want to pair a sports jacket with a pair of jeans, does it matter whether the jacket has 2 buttons or 3? Thanks!

No. Fit, cut, fabric... matter much more than the number of buttons.
post #6 of 18
It makes no difference, in my mind.
post #7 of 18
Hank Scorpio, the CEO of Globex Corporation, who was the first millionaire to wear a sport coat with jeans (now all of them are doing it), preferred two buttons. That said, it is a personal preference the number of buttons you prefer. I wear both two- and three-button sport coats with jeans.
post #8 of 18
Hank Scorpio
post #9 of 18
There truly is nothing more embarassing then going on at length making a cultural reference unique to a poster's question and then making an idiotic typo. To paraphrase Denis Lemieux, I feel shame.
post #10 of 18
It would seem to depend on your body type. It would be best if you posted pictures of a two-button vs. three-button with jeans.
post #11 of 18
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Originally Posted by Englandmj7
I feel that a 3-button looks odd with jeans.......then again I feel that a 3-button looks odd in general.....

Couldn't have said it better myself.
post #12 of 18
Cotton, Linen, cord, velvet, cashmere Sportcoats usually look best.
Casual fabrics.

Fit and Cut next.

Nice wool or silk no freaking way. That's for more formal business affairs.

2 or 3 button? make little difference as far as jeans coordination.
post #13 of 18
The number of buttons does`t matter at all. As someone mentioned above, the cut, silouette is much more important. It helps if the silouette is on the modern side rather than classical.
post #14 of 18
It doesn't seem that important to me, either (to echo most of the opinions above), but, as far as preferences go, I'll dissent and say I like three buttons with jeans, particularly if in a more casual fabric and with a t-shirt. So it may depend a great deal on the look one is going for. If one is wearing a fine dress shirt with dark blue jeans and well patinated loafers, I could see going for two buttons or even a blazer as the better choice. If one was wearing more worn or distressed jeans with a Barking Irons t-shirt and boots, then I would think a three button in a dark tweedy-pattern or a charcoal herringbone would look great.
post #15 of 18
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Originally Posted by Dragon
The number of buttons does`t matter at all. As someone mentioned above, the cut, silouette is much more important. It helps if the silouette is on the modern side rather than classical.
i agree! slimmer and shorter than the more tradition sport coat i think is the best options as this is a more fashion aware choice combo!
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