Originally Posted by Manton
Personally, I don't like a gaping gauntlet. I think you can safely skip the guantlet button on BC but on FC (or LC). The buttons never catch (absurd) and I've never had one fall off.
My gauntlets don't gape. At least, not in a way that I'd care. It looks much more relaxed and streamlined without the button. To me, that equates with being more elegant. For what it's worth, Anna Matuozzo refuses to put them on her shirts.
I used to get gauntlet buttons snagged all over the place when I wore shirts with them back in in college and law school. They'd bump up against my desk or laptop whenever I was taking notes. It's nothing catastrophic, but certainly an annoyance I can do without.
All buttons are prone to falling off. I'm not saying it's definite that one will within a given shirt's lifetime, but using one less button is one less button to worry about.