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Buttonless Sleeves on a Suit: interesting statement or horrendous mistake?

post #1 of 32
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So I was thinking: buttons on the cuffs of a suit are (for the most part) nonfunctional, and even surgeon's cuffs don't fulfill any real role, other than showing off made to measure or bespoke cred. What if someone ordered a jacket made with absolutely zero buttons on the cuff? Could that be done, or would it just look horrendous? Are there any pictures/ precedent for buttonless suit sleeves?
post #2 of 32
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Originally Posted by Saigonesque View Post

So I was thinking: buttons on the cuffs of a suit are (for the most part) nonfunctional, and even surgeon's cuffs don't fulfill any real role, other than showing off made to measure or bespoke cred. What if someone ordered a jacket made with absolutely zero buttons on the cuff? Could that be done, or would it just look horrendous? Are there any pictures/ precedent for buttonless suit sleeves?

This would look really feminine IMHO.
post #3 of 32
A couple of years ago a got a suit in a sample sale that had concealed, but functioning, cuff buttons. After thinking about it I decided it looked weird and took it to a tailor so they could turn them into normal cuffs.

While you might think it's an interesting idea, chances are that most people when seeing it will think it slightly odd.
post #4 of 32
i saw a guy on the subway the other day either with just this, or he had the buttons and thought they were optional. really looked stupid!
post #5 of 32

I had an overcoat that had this. notice the past tense.

 

To me surgeon cuffs or jacket pockets serve entirely a decorative purpose, as they add detail and break up what would otherwise be a plain area of cloth. I don't even cut the pockets open anymore.

 

Same with back pockets on women's jeans, they make their asses look nice and they are not intended to use as pockets. women keep their shit in purses. Notice how even baby clothes have pockets?

post #6 of 32
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Originally Posted by ter1413 View Post

i saw a guy on the subway the other day either with just this, or he had the buttons and thought they were optional. really looked stupid!

I know a guy who also thought the sleeve buttons were optional, so he didn't have them sewn on to the sleeve. Looked weird.
post #7 of 32

Ofcourse it could be done, ofcourse it will look awful.

post #8 of 32
Horrendous - stop contemplating such an idea.
post #9 of 32
on a sleeve bottom i have seen a plain finish. it had a double row of flat stitching about 4 inches from the bottom, going around the sleeve.
i have also seen this done with raised stitching.
another choice of finish would be cuffs.
post #10 of 32
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Originally Posted by a tailor View Post

on a sleeve bottom i have seen a plain finish. it had a double row of flat stitching about 4 inches from the bottom, going around the sleeve.
i have also seen this done with raised stitching.
another choice of finish would be cuffs.

don't do it...
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post #12 of 32
Reckon it could work on a one button vent less DJ, minimalist extreme.
post #13 of 32
Minimum 2 buttons, maximum 5...
post #14 of 32
If it's a very casual, sporting coat, you could try one. I think it looks quite elegant. Two AA illustrations, and then Solito:

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Originally Posted by clapeyron View Post
 I don't even cut the pockets open anymore.

 

 

 

I guess you don't wear a pocket square!

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