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How many buttonholes on suit jacket lapel?

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 

How many buttonholes should a suit jacket have on the lapel?

 

I have seen lapels with no buttonhole, one buttonhole and two buttonholes.

 

Is there a "correct" number? Or does it depend on the occasion or culture? Or is it up to my own preference where I have a choice, such as when going bespoke?

 

Thankful for advice.

post #2 of 6

Yes. One buttonhole is traditional for a single breasted jacket. On a DB, there should really be one buttonhole per side, but there's often only one on the left. No buttonholes are either A) somebody trying to be sleek or B) somebody trying to be cheap.

 

Two buttonholes are for H&M junk. Maybe they were a bespoke detail, but they've jumped the shark as badly as the contrast-stitched buttonholes have.

post #3 of 6
One - no choice
post #4 of 6
Thread Starter 

Thanks! The experts here seem to recommend one.

 

I saw Tiger of Sweden, now in February 2014, choose two on many of their suit jacket lapels.

 

http://tigerofsweden.com/

post #5 of 6
Yeah, avoid those unless you want to look like a fashion victim.
post #6 of 6
Quote:
Originally Posted by jimmywiilson889 View Post

Historically there was a button hole the opposite lapel so that the coat could be fully closed in bad weather.


it can be also used to hold a flower.
To Know about different suit lapels visit my blog
http://hedford.com/blog/choosing-the-right-lapel/

 

Historically there was a button behind the opposite label, not another buttonhole.
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