Originally Posted by recondite
Interesting. I am normally a big proponent of 4x1 and almost against purely vestigial button in principle, But because the cut and your torso length, both look good and I am having difficulty in finding a preference.
If you will wear it primarily for business, I would go 4x1. If mostly casual as sportswear or travelwear, then 6x1.
That is a really well done suit and very good look for you.
Nothing wrong with either. One is not less "balanced" than the other.
However, there is an art to all of this as you know, and the additional vertical strength of the 6 could help those vertically challenged or heavier set, for example.
One may therefore suit a figure better than another.
There are some styles, colors, or patterns I like very much, but unfortunately cannot pull off myself...again, there is an art to all of this.
the 6 is more traditional and more formal.
the 4 is more modern and can be carried into casual looks (I personally prefer)...the 4 button on the left could be worn with colorful jeans/trousers, as example. The other couldn't. It would look too much like an orphaned suit coat.
Amazing what two buttons can do!
On another note, for those of you who may not be familiar, do some research into the wardrobe of the Duke of Windsor.
His entire wardrobe was put up for auction some years ago, and the catalogue from it sells for astronomical sums and is the bible for many..Patrick Grant as one.
A North Korean phone book is easier to find.
Always aware he was a man of incredible style and taste, I never knew (and only recently discovered) his extraordinary sense and use of color. Incredibly ahead of his time.
The colors he used, ability to mix and match, etc. He was so ahead of his time and had an amazing sense of style, color, etc. Just amazing.
There was a blurb on YouTube regarding it if I remember. It was an interview with Patrick and he actually pulled out his catalogues.
Perhaps someone more involved than I knows where to find some images.
Edited by demian19003 - 1/28/13 at 11:18am