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post #16 of 37
Faux buttonholes don't look right. I just accept them as a necessary evil. It's no different than fake leather in my mind when I see it. Even with the buttons buttoned, working cuffs will look different.
post #17 of 37
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Originally Posted by Kitontini View Post
What's the point of having working buttons if you're not going to use them?

As a rationalization that doesn't even make sense.
post #18 of 37
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Originally Posted by john_sf View Post
If I didn't actually know about real button holes on suits, I would have said he's got a button missing and needs to get it replaced. As it is it's showing off and does nothing for me.
post #19 of 37
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Originally Posted by Kitontini View Post
There's nothing wrong with leaving 1 button unbuttoned. I do it all the time. What's the point of having working buttons if you're not going to use them?

No, that's not the point I'm making.

I'm saying that when you see it on a big time CEO, in front of congress, it's closer to being "the right way".

Which is interesting.
post #20 of 37
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Originally Posted by gorgekko View Post
As a rationalization that doesn't even make sense.

What is the point of having buttons if they don't work?
post #21 of 37
[quote=john_sf;4474990]I'm in the camp that considers a button (or two) left unbuttoned on jacket sleeves to be tacky.

However, I think it's only a matter of time before leaving a single one unbuttoned evolves into "correct" or "proper" and this looks like the first step:

QUOTE]

Sadly you are correct
post #22 of 37
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Originally Posted by mjphillips View Post
I mean leaving a button undone is a tad flashy, but nowhere near as flashy as say driving a Mercedes. Blankfein probably didn't even notice ....
If you say so.
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Originally Posted by lilmann40 View Post
Honestly, that is so minor and unnoticeable that it's funny that it even is a thread.
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Originally Posted by gorgekko View Post
As a rationalization that doesn't even make sense.
Why not? Working buttonholes cost more to add to an unfinished sleeve than non-functional buttonholes. Pre-finished suits with surgeon's cuffs tend to be more expensive than ones without (a category which includes every bottom-of-the-barrel clothier you might care to name). Why spend extra money to get something "functional" if you never perform the "function" you paid for?
post #23 of 37
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Originally Posted by Quadcammer View Post
You live in NYC and consider driving a mercedes flashy?

Thousands of wealthy executives take plain black s550s to work every day. Not real flashy to me.

Still more 'flashy' then leaving a button undone...
post #24 of 37
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Originally Posted by Sanguis Mortuum View Post
Still more 'flashy' then leaving a button undone...

True, my CEO drives a Buick to work every day.
post #25 of 37
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Originally Posted by mktitsworth View Post
Maybe he was hoping that they would know that they're surgeons cuffs and by having one undone he was meaning to imply that his continued freedom and manipulations of the financial markets were as important as a skilled cardiovascular surgeon in a quadruple bypass.

Please, do stop.
post #26 of 37
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Originally Posted by Torrente View Post
Please, do stop.

Umm... no, that's alright. But thanks for playing.
post #27 of 37
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post
True, my CEO drives a Buick to work every day.

Probably a nice Buick.
post #28 of 37
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Originally Posted by Kitontini View Post
What's the point of having working buttons if you're not going to use them?

post #29 of 37
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Originally Posted by mktitsworth View Post
Umm... no, that's alright. But thanks for playing.

no, he's right...you're trying too hard
post #30 of 37
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Originally Posted by Kitontini View Post
What's the point of having working buttons?
FTFY
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