Any man who commits that faux-pas of all faux-pas, buttoning the lower button on his two-button sportjacket or suit jacket, will meet with disdainful glances and set himself on a course of failure for life. These buffoons are not cultured enough to know that King Edward VII had a gut that prevented his buttoning that lower button. Suit makers have since also taken their cue from this elegant monarch, and design their jackets so that they look better without this lower button buttoned. This thing about Edward, may be only a legend, but I certainly feel that my hand will wither to the bone if I ever touch that second button. So, cool, we have this forbidden lower button, but we also must avoid one-button jackets. They are extremely hard to come by, and considered far too fashion-forward. What is wrong with them though, really, and why aren't there more of them?
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3/8/05 at 12:27am