Thoughts on working buttons - do your suits have them? What makes for a good suit - in your estimation?
Working buttons - ostentatious or a sign of class?
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While there’s nothing special about them in and of themselves, there was a time when they were associated mostly with bespoke and handmade suits.
That time is now past. Lots of cheap suits (in both senses of “cheap”) now have them; it’s not that difficult these days to do by machine.
In my opinion it’s now just a matter of personal preference. Get them if you like how they look, don’t if you don’t. But they’re no longer an indication of quality.
Some men like to show off their working buttons by including one or several unbuttoned. Mine are (almost) always unbuttoned, because I don't care to show off.