Originally Posted by size 38R
It's a 3 button suit, 3rd not fastened. what do you do with a 1 button suit? I don't understand the bottom button thing, WHY?
And no, i don't wear "fashion trends" (ie- skinny anything). I'm an un- fashionable guy.
But thanks anyway.
Most tuxs are one button. You wear your tux by buttoning the only button. It's more formal.
Regarding the reason why you only button the top button on 2 button jackets is legend has it, as King Edward VII grew fat, he noticed he could no longer button the bottom button on his jackets and waist coats due to his ever growing belly. So he said, "Fack it" and stopped buttoning the bottom button of all of his suits and waist coats. Folks thought it was his fashion statements so everyone caught on the trend. What confused me was why didn't he just tailor new suits? Was he that cheap?
Also, before you sit down, please unbutton your jacket unless you want to look like a country bumpkin. Cheers!