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post #196 of 221
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Originally Posted by LabelKing
The inside button is to maintain the balance of jacket so it doesn't sag.

It would be much better for them to have 6 button holes and do it properly. It's easier to do 6 buttons than it is to do that one backwards button.
post #197 of 221
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Originally Posted by Nantucket Red
Absolutely necessary to button this one on my new leather DB coat so it drapes properly. Otherwise it looks hideous.
This new leather coat sounds interesting. What is it like?
post #198 of 221
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Originally Posted by masqueofhastur
It would be much better for them to have 6 button holes and do it properly. It's easier to do 6 buttons than it is to do that one backwards button.
This would ruin the visual balance of certain jackets. Not every jacket requires 6 buttons on the outside.
post #199 of 221
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Originally Posted by LabelKing
This would ruin the visual balance of certain jackets. Not every jacket requires 6 buttons on the outside.

Any jacket with 3 fake buttons and 3 real buttons on the outside would be better with 6 real buttons on the outside.
post #200 of 221
....

unless you didn't want to button 4-5 buttons every time you put the jacket on. Or have unused buttonholes showing on both sides. The inside buttons are really not that hard to use.
post #201 of 221
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Originally Posted by j
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unless you didn't want to button 4-5 buttons every time you put the jacket on. Or have unused buttonholes showing on both sides. The inside buttons are really not that hard to use.

One inside button is harder than 3 outside ones, and if that one breaks then you get the sagging look anyway. With 6 outside for a double breasted then if one breaks you can at least use another one to keep the shape. They could also be double buttons so you can chose to leave them outside and only do one on the inside. Or if you only do up the first two rows of buttons you don't have 3 buttons showing on one side but 2 on the other.
post #202 of 221
I am now completely lost. I guess I am just lucky that I can work the inside button.
post #203 of 221
You know how some shirts with cuff links just come with 2 buttons stitched together and you have to get your own cuff links? Do the same thing, have button holes on both sides of the coat, and you can chose how many buttons you just leave showing on the left side or whether you want to button them all up.
post #204 of 221
Let my commit heresy: I think plain white untextured shirts are very boring. I´m excepting formal wear here. To me, a plain light blue shirt is a much better combination, not to mention non-plain combinations and permutations.
post #205 of 221
maybe it is the title of this thread that in conjunction with all the replies that made the one person say we posters here are pretentious.

i think the title should be more like, "what looks bad to your eyes?"

not a pet peeve. none of these things are pet peeves to me or i would think to others here as well,
as long as it is something that does not directly affect me or others like smoking or wearing smelly sandals to restaurants.

but i do read the emphasis and passion behind some of these replies so maybe to some these are actually pet peeves. in that case, i feel sorry for you as if these things actaully tick you off, what will the bigger things in life do?
i hope these are not reeally pet peeves to people here, i dont want to think i am in the company of many small minded men here.

we are all bigger than that right? yes!
post #206 of 221
I wore my peacoat today with the inside-button. I remembered to button it this time (per everyone's advice it should be done). It was a major pain in the ass and I felt like I was all thumbs. Maybe though it hung better...I am confident the more I fasten/un-fasten it the better I will become. Now it's slightly comical watching me fidget with it.
post #207 of 221
I don't have any real pet peeves about men's clothing, in that women are looked at and men are seen.
post #208 of 221
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Originally Posted by DandySF
Monogrammed shirt cuffs create for me nearly the same reaction as would a dagger through my heart. Those cuffs are showy, obvious, lacking in discretion, immodest, and demonstrate a complete failure to understand the beauty of a subtle gesture.


bravo.

i loathe all monograms.
post #209 of 221
I don't like extreme square toed shoes like those common in the dotcom years.

I don't like bulky sweaters.

I don't like T-shirts visible under polo shirts.

I don't like Armani suits for both style and build quality reasons.

I don't like big sunglass lenses on men.

I don't like white belts or shoes under any circumstances. Actually a well done trad look with white bucs is fine by me.

I don't like cheap watches with any suits or formal attire.

I don't like David Lettermen's sloppy unbuttoned look for his primo Fioravanti suits. And buy some better shoes Dave!
post #210 of 221
these arent really pet peeves. just some observations:

-Robert Wagner is those reverse mortgage infomercials. His outfit pisses me off..a tight black shirt with the neck that goes right up to his double chin and a solid blue sports coat with a tiny pin.

-Im a server at a chain family restaraunt and bar. The uniform is strictly - black pants with the company black t-shirt. i mention this every chance i can to the upper management- let us wear a black button-up or atleast a polo. I don't wear T'shirts as it is, and considering it's technically a work place, it seems too casual.

-A girl I saw wearing a college hoody, and with sweatpants from the same college yet the colors were off because either peice had been made years earlier. either way, theres no way to justify wearing atheltic appereal for everyday.


-a girl at my college whom i had class with twice a week. every class she wore tight stretchy t-shirts, with....a 2 or 3" belt around her torso. you can probably guess she was quite overweight. cant think of a clever analogy....
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