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post #31 of 44
I don't feel right if I'm standing and my jacket is unbuttoned. It's second nature for me to buttoned it as I rise from my seat.
post #32 of 44
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Originally Posted by JayJay View Post

I don't feel right if I'm standing and my jacket is unbuttoned. It's second nature for me to buttoned it as I rise from my seat.

 

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post #33 of 44
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Originally Posted by Lord Mulberry View Post

All my suits are now 3 or 4 buttons. Generally I'll just have the middle button fastened. If it's cold, I'll do from the middle to the top. If I'm going for an interview or some other formal occasion I'll make the cardinal sin of fastening them all.

4 buttons? eek.gif
post #34 of 44
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Originally Posted by KObalto View Post


4 buttons? eek.gif

yep, it's one more than 3

post #35 of 44
I guess you never traveled and had a bunch of bags or with a woman with bags, or dashed across an airport to make a connection, or schlepped two or three heavy briefcases into a meeting or across a street and into a building, or any of a hundred things that come up when wearing a suit for business or work.
post #36 of 44

That's not what I would classify as heavy physical activity...   puzzled.gif

post #37 of 44
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Originally Posted by ShelterIslandMike View Post

I guess you never traveled and had a bunch of bags or with a woman with bags, or dashed across an airport to make a connection, or schlepped two or three heavy briefcases into a meeting or across a street and into a building, or any of a hundred things that come up when wearing a suit for business or work.

post #38 of 44
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Originally Posted by Caustic Man View Post

Standing, buttoned.

Sitting, unbuttoned.

Exceptions include when my girlfriend wants to put her arm around my waist. All styles are modified to the whim of a woman who wants to touch you.

^^
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post #39 of 44
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Originally Posted by ShelterIslandMike View Post

I guess you never traveled and had a bunch of bags or with a woman with bags, or dashed across an airport to make a connection, or schlepped two or three heavy briefcases into a meeting or across a street and into a building, or any of a hundred things that come up when wearing a suit for business or work.
Sure, but my jacket remains buttoned. satisfied.gif
post #40 of 44

My jacket is often unbuttoned.  I'm ok with that.

post #41 of 44
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Originally Posted by add911_11 View Post

More drape often means fuller chest shape, means when you sit down the coat is roomy enough to be comfortable...
It is rather hard to explain..

It depends what kind of sitting we're talking about here. If you're sitting erect with good posture and not reclining, it's comfortable and aesthetic to keep it buttoned. If however you're in a chair where there's lots of recline, what happens is the button of the single-breasted coat rides up to where the chest is, because you're folding and angling your torso. It doesn't matter how much drape you have. The lapels will bend and distort, and the body of the jacket will cinch up. THAT's when you unbutton it.

This all assumes the jacket is well-tailored and you're moderately fit. If it's not, really a coat looks better unbuttoned, since you can't see all the fitting flaws. It's very, very difficult to get a jacket to look good when buttoned, it's taken me years of bespoke trial and error to get the proportions just right.
post #42 of 44
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Originally Posted by wumingde View Post

Buttoning a jacket looks better. I always keep my buttoned unless I am sitting down. When I get up, I will always button my jacket. When it's unbuttoned, I think the jacket looks kinda weird. It doesn't seem well-shaped as when I button it. Just my personal opinion.

  I've always walked around with my jackets unbuttoned but there's a guy walking around our workplace with his jacket unbuttoned and it doesn't look good/right. Maybe I should button my jackets when walking.

post #43 of 44
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1 1/2 years later, still uncomfortable to walk around with it buttoned. Not sure why. In my head, it feels weird so I think it looks weird.
post #44 of 44
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Originally Posted by drew4392 View Post

1 1/2 years later, still not listening.

FTFY...
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