Originally Posted by FulfilledDeer
Huh. That seems like a brilliant explanation to me. I was getting depressed because I was looking at another....regular looking suit when I really wanted something a bit different. Do you have any other suggestions/guidelines? I like that 3 button with the high gorge - I guess that's why I'm not adamantly against a 4 button (because I've seen 3 buttons that go way up).
What about a 4 roll 3?
Sorry, that's about all I can come up with. A true 4 roll 3, instead of a 4 roll 3.5, would lessen the vertical effect of all the buttons and the long jacket edge, to be sure. But I think what the members here dislike isn't so much the long-line-of-buttons effect. It's more the lack of any sizeable open V between the lapels, where this isn't counterbalanced by Steed's pinched waist and definite shoulders. This is why high-buttoning 3B suits, too, are often trashed on SF. There's a good thread on that, with DocHolliday standing up for (some) high 3Bs, like Steed's. In fact, I stole many of these ideas from him.
I guess it would depend on where the 4 roll 3 rolled to. If it rolled to where a moderate 3B has the top button, it would effectively be a moderate 3B with an extra button.