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post #16 of 26
I just got two on mine and really like the look.
post #17 of 26
4 or bust.
post #18 of 26
All but 1 of my jackets/sportcoats have 3 or 4 buttons on the cuff. I have a 3roll2 gray suit from Brooks Brothers with 2 on the cuff. Looks interesting I guess.
post #19 of 26
Usualy 3 for casual coats and 4 for suit coats but there is not a set in stone rule for this.
post #20 of 26
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Originally Posted by robert in LA View Post
A few key strokes on Google will tell you that this design derives from shipwear on the HMS Blazer.
Well, that's one theory...
post #21 of 26
Three on a 2B is probably the safest choice (slightly more casual), but four wouldn't be wrong either.
post #22 of 26
My old ratty RTW 3B SB no-vented one has 3 sleeve buttons. I have two custom-tailored 3B SB double-vented navy blazers -- one has 3 sleeve buttons, the other has 4.
post #23 of 26
If we are talking about metal buttons, I would want no more than three. Better if they do not touch (I don't like the noise).
post #24 of 26
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Originally Posted by Dragon View Post
or go with 4 buttons and unbutton 1 or 2 depending on your mood

+1
post #25 of 26
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Originally Posted by Kaplan View Post
Well, that's one theory...

Interesting that Wikipedia doesn't support the HMS Blazer story. Here is their remark:

The term blazer originated with the red 'blazers' of the Lady Margaret Boat Club, the rowing club of St. John's College, Cambridge. The Lady Margaret jackets were termed blazers due to their bright red 'blazing' colour, and the term was adopted for wider use later. These early blazers were like later sports jackets, but this term has never referred to blazers, instead describing jackets derived from the later innovation of wearing odd jackets for land-based sports. Assertions that the name is derived from HMS Blazer are not borne out by contemporary sources, although it is reported that before the standardisation of uniform in the Royal Navy, the crew of HMS Blazer wore "striped blue and white jackets",[2] apparently in response to the sailors of HMS Harlequin being turned out in harlequin suits.[3]
post #26 of 26
I think two sleeve buttons are supposed to be classic and traditional for an odd jacket. I still prefer four for both suits and odd jackets.
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