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Broks Brothers 2 button

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by smartie_addict, Nov 17, 2004.

  1. smartie_addict

    smartie_addict Active Member

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    I have recently aquired a 2-button Brooks Brothers suit which is a two button but the lapel rolls down over the top buton, much like on some 3-buton suits, leaving the button hidden. how should his jacket be buttoned? is it not meant to be? Surely you're not supposed to button the bottom button.
     
  2. j

    j Well-Known Member

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    Just the top one.
     
  3. globetrotter

    globetrotter Well-Known Member

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    j,

    I really liked your old avatar.
     
  4. j

    j Well-Known Member

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    Sorry, you can go visit it in this thread. I get bored rather quickly, but it will probably be back someday.
     
  5. johnw86

    johnw86 Well-Known Member

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    Button the middle of the three. Leave the top button hidden beneath the lapel. And never button the bottom button. This lapel roll is standard Brooks Brothers.
     
  6. encooper

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    This jacket is known as the 3-button sack. The top button is never fastened.

    Compare this what Brooks Brothers calls the "3-button Classic" which does not have the top button roll over and which the top and middle button can be fastened.
     
  7. Brian SD

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    john, enc, the suit he has is a two-button, not a three-button... I am quite baffled, myself. I think you should just button the top button (as you probably have been). I am interested to see what one would look like. I am sure it is not that uncommon amongst the more knowledged forum members, but I am curious what it is called, its history, its function etc. etc.... Manton? [​IMG])
     
  8. encooper

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    Brian,

    Thanks for the correction. I did not read the original post correctly. It sounds like the lapels may have been pressed out of their original correct position. The top button a BB 2-button should never be rolled over.
     
  9. j

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    I'm sure the lapel is just out of shape or never had much shape to begin with. I don't think anyone in his right mind would design a suit with just the bottom button (of 2) functional, least of all a conservative outfit like BB.
     
  10. Horace

    Horace Well-Known Member

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    True: re. lapel.

    But Brooks has been doing some very "unconservative" things of late.
     
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    The collar is attached too short, which makes the lapel roll farther down that it was intended. If it was a used suit, the colllar was probably shortened for the previous client, if it is new, take it back and exchange it.
     
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    Sorry I misread the original post. Good catch, Brian. [​IMG]
     

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