I normally wear my coats un-buttoned; I know it’s “taboo,” but it just fits my work environment and personality. While most of my coats look good—albeit a hare too snug—when I do decide to button them, I had one that was simply too tight. I had the waist let out a bit, and while it now looks great when worn buttoned, it looks very boxy when worn unbuttoned.
To make matters more complicated, I find it particularly troubling that this coat doesn’t look as good when worn unbuttoned as it once did because it's part of a three-piece suit—I’ve always found that it is advantageous to wear those with the coat un-buttoned in order to mitigate the formality of one worn with a buttoned coat.
Do others have this dilemma?