I really don't understand everyone immediately responding with a "unbutton the top button." I know that it isn't in fashion right now, but it harkens back to 1960's England...which provided the look isn't outlandish...gives any fit credibility.
There are some jackets that I have a 3 roll 2...the lapel rolls enough naturally that I've had it lightly pressed into a 3r2. Other jackets have flat lapels and so I fasten the top button. I like the way it looks and it just looks sloppy otherwise.
I would really like to hear the aesthetic analysis behind avoiding that top button. It doesn't work for all body types, but I'm 6 feet with shoes and have the right torso shape.
Got linked to a solid post on the matter...but it didn't really get into any real detail. Here are a couple pictures from it that I found interesting.
Looks alright...just not a fan.
12 kinds of awesome.
Ii I didn't get your idea wrong, I agree with you. The first two pics look alright TO ME, but not the look I will like to use. I think that in the first two pics, the top button, should be buttoned. In the case of the other two pics, the 3 roll 2, looks awesome, yeah I would use something like that.
Estitchy, I like this, especially the sock-trouser-shoe combo.