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adamfoldes

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Going to be ordering a new suit and I am torn to go with 1-button or 2-button. The suit will be single breasted notch lapel with a double breasted waistcoat with shawl collar. Any thoughts?
 

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I think you should get a notch lapel waistcoat and a 1b peak lapel coat.
 

Vintage Gent

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Originally Posted by landshark
I think you should get a notch lapel waistcoat and a 1b peak lapel coat.

Agreed. I'm not a fan of a one-button front with anything but a peak lapel (assuming we're talking about a single-breasted jacket, of course).
 

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One button and notch lapel look bad together.
 

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^ +1.

My sole one-button suits are a tuxedo and a peak-lapel three-piece w/ DB vest.
 

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You should get a one button and then change your mind and send it back to Naples and have them cut two more buttons.
 

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More than half my coats are one button ... both peaked and notched. But what others think is of no concern.
 

Manton

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Originally Posted by brax
One button and notch lapel look bad together.

I personally don't like one button coats but I don't think this is true. There is nothing inherently bad about that combo.
 

lasbar

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Originally Posted by brax
One button and notch lapel look bad together.

Beotian...

It is my favourite look...
 

chiefrocker2

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Originally Posted by adamfoldes
Going to be ordering a new suit and I am torn to go with 1-button or 2-button. The suit will be single breasted notch lapel with a double breasted waistcoat with shawl collar. Any thoughts?


I would suggest going with a peak lapel when it comes to 1 button suits. If you go 2 button however, a notch lapel is just fine. In my opinion, 2 button suits are overall a better buy but it depends on the occassion ofcourse.
 

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Originally Posted by chiefrocker2
In my opinion, 2 button suits are overall a better buy.


I assume because of that free extra button
 

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Originally Posted by chiefrocker2
In my opinion, 2 button suits are overall a better buy...
That's okay ... I'll forego that extra button. Huntsman (and Richard Anderslon) have long had a preference for the one-button coat ... and now that even Anderson & Sheppard will make up a SB coat w/ a one-button closure ... I'm a happy camper all around.
 

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Originally Posted by RSS
That's okay ... I'll forego that extra button. Huntsman (and Richard Anderslon) have long had a preference for the one-button coat ... and now that even Anderson & Sheppard will make up a SB coat w/ a one-button closure ... I'm a happy camper all around.

Had I listened to Brian


My first jacket was a 1 button and on the next i decided to mix it up and go with a roll 2.5.

Saw Richard last week for a final fitting and though beautifully rendered, would have been that much more so had i followed brian's recommendation to stay with the 1
 

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I like 1 button coats, quite fashionable at the moment.

Personally, I don't mind the, on DB lapel or notch lapel SB suits, my tailor however, doesn't like them on notch lapels even though he makes them for me.

I don't like lapels on waistcoats, even though I have worn them on various occasions.
 

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Originally Posted by RSS
That's okay ... I'll forego that extra button. Huntsman (and Richard Anderslon) have long had a preference for the one-button coat ... and now that even Anderson & Sheppard will make up a SB coat w/ a one-button closure ... I'm a happy camper all around.

I agree. I love the Huntsman look, 1-button with notch lapels. It isn't like the bottom button serves a purpose. I still like 2-button jackets, but I think 1-button and 3-button jackets look more balanced.
 

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