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When do you keep your jacket buttoned?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by drew4392, Aug 23, 2012.

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  1. Lord Mulberry

    Lord Mulberry Well-Known Member

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    All my suits are now 3 or 4 buttons. Generally I'll just have the middle button fastened. If it's cold, I'll do from the middle to the top. If I'm going for an interview or some other formal occasion I'll make the cardinal sin of fastening them all.
     
  2. Quadcammer

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    So when you go to a meeting or an interview, you take your suit jacket off?
     
  3. wumingde

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    Buttoning a jacket looks better. I always keep my buttoned unless I am sitting down. When I get up, I will always button my jacket. When it's unbuttoned, I think the jacket looks kinda weird. It doesn't seem well-shaped as when I button it. Just my personal opinion.
     
  4. HughJ

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    Why? (honest question)
     
  5. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Well-Known Member

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    Very interested in hearing the answer to this. ^^
     
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    You were told wrong.
    In the privacy of your office at work, that's your business.
    My Mam was a very old school lady and would cringe at the sight of men at restaurants immediately removing their jackets at the table, revealing braces, wrinkled shirts, etc.
     
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    Ianiceman Well-Known Member

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    See above.
     
  8. Balfour

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    Interested by the sub-theme emerging in the thread:

    How many of us wear our jacket when seated at our desks and how many of us remove it?

    I keep it on (unbuttoned unless DB).

    EDIT: Concessions for warm weather, or 'woman's whim' per CausticMan @ #14.[​IMG]
     
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  9. Quadcammer

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    I remove while seated at my desk.

    I find it uncomfortable to wear a jacket all day while sitting, plus the A/C in my office isn't great, so I'd probably be warm.

    Plus it seems a bit stuffy to keep my jacket on, especially when my direct reports are in business casual during the summer anyway
     
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  10. FlyingMonkey

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    When walking around the department or the wider world, my jacket is always buttoned. Sitting down, in a meeting I will wear the jacket and keep it buttoned, unless it's too hot in which case I may either unbutton it or even take it off. In the privacy of my own office, I will usually take it off unless it's cold. But if it's cold, I will normally have a sweater or vest at hand (I have a lot of clothes in my office ready for almost all eventualities!).
     
  11. JayJay

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    I don't feel right if I'm standing and my jacket is unbuttoned. It's second nature for me to buttoned it as I rise from my seat.
     
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    FlyingMonkey Well-Known Member

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    +1
     
  13. KObalto

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    4 buttons? :eek:
     
  14. Lord Mulberry

    Lord Mulberry Well-Known Member

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    yep, it's one more than 3
     
  15. ShelterIslandMike

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    I guess you never traveled and had a bunch of bags or with a woman with bags, or dashed across an airport to make a connection, or schlepped two or three heavy briefcases into a meeting or across a street and into a building, or any of a hundred things that come up when wearing a suit for business or work.
     
  16. Caustic Man

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    That's not what I would classify as heavy physical activity... [​IMG]
     
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    [​IMG]
     
  18. ter1413

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    ^^
    That
     
  19. JayJay

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    Sure, but my jacket remains buttoned. :satisfied:
     
  20. StumpjumperE

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    My jacket is often unbuttoned. I'm ok with that.
     

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