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post #16 of 40
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Originally Posted by E,TF View Post

Note Simon Crompton's article says it looks ridiculous.

Item 1 and 2 of your list indicate that your jacket doesn't fit you.

 

I think the problem is simply that has too high a upper button. It happens sometimes. Just like this:

 

 

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Originally Posted by XKxRome0ox View Post

what if the jacket's button stance is too high... and the jacket actually does look better with only the bottom button done?
i have one jacket like that ... but i can't bring myself to wear it with the bottom button done only for fear of the style police
post #17 of 40
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Originally Posted by E,TF View Post

Note Simon Crompton's article says it looks ridiculous.
 

 


That's because he's a member of the S.P. (Style Police)

post #18 of 40
Thread Starter 

 

 

Don't tell me this jacket (I got it from google) wouldn't fit better with only the bottom button done. It's asking for it!

post #19 of 40
Is this guy trolling?

If not: OP, the jacket doesn't fit you. /thread
post #20 of 40
It could be 'over tightened', if so the jacket should be 'let out'.
post #21 of 40
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Originally Posted by Juan View Post

ok, I should have warned that this is sort of informal clothing. It's a cord blazier, I turn up the lapels and wear the shirt untucked. And probably the jacket fits better this way because:

 

1- because the upper button is placed too high

2- because it's so slim-fit

3- because I wear my shirt untucked

4- just a matter of personal taste

 

thank you for your opinions anyway
 

Those are bad reasons. Don't do it.

post #22 of 40
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Originally Posted by Juan View Post

I've found even an article about this:   permanentstyle.co.uk/2008/03/great-bottom-button-mystery.html

It's too bad you didn't actually read the article you site. Here's the conclusion,

Of course, they’re all wrong. It looks silly and it ignores how the jacket was designed to be worn. Any man who wears his jacket buttoned in this way should be told to have it altered.


I know I am going to get flamed by the SFUK contingent, but this does seem to be a largely British aberration. I have even seen it on the BBC. Though, thankfully, very rarely.

But I must warn everyone reading this thread: That which has been noticed cannot be unnoticed. You're going to start seeing it everywhere now.
post #23 of 40
I never see it in London on respectable men. Only ever see it on fashionistas, if at all. I don't know what the BBC has got to do with it, since when has that provincial left-wing organization been a measure of anything good?
In the US don't you all wear 3rolls anyway? No surprise you're going to see it more often in London where everyone wears hard two buttons.
post #24 of 40
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Originally Posted by Juan View Post
BUT I have several slim-fit jackets that look better on me ...

 

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Originally Posted by Loathing View Post

Trolling, surely?

Troll, or ignorant n00b.

post #25 of 40
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Originally Posted by Juan View Post

ok, I should have warned that this is sort of informal clothing. It's a cord blazier, I turn up the lapels and wear the shirt untucked. And probably the jacket fits better this way because:

 

1- because the upper button is placed too high

2- because it's so slim-fit

3- because I wear my shirt untucked

4- just a matter of personal taste

 

thank you for your opinions anyway
 

post #26 of 40
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Originally Posted by Chase H View Post

Those are bad reasons. Don't do it.

 

 

ok

 

 

After reading this thread I tried my cord blazer a couple of times more, upper button done...then lower button done... ummm

 

 

I've decided you're right, upper button done is better

 

It's just that it bothers me that my shirt/belt-buckle be exposed below the button

 

And i refuse to wear a waistcoat

post #27 of 40
It's possible that the button stance of the jacket you're wearing is too high, which can be problematic. Combine that with the fact that a cord odd jacket is more likely to be worn with casual trousers or jeans which often have a lower rise and the problem may be exacerbated. Try a jacket with a lower buttoning point with slightly higher rise pants and see if that reduces this issue a bit.
post #28 of 40
Don't do it. Thread closed.
post #29 of 40
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post #30 of 40
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