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5 sleeve buttons

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by demeis, Jan 31, 2005.

  1. demeis

    demeis Distinguished Member

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    I was wondering if 5 sleeve buttons would be ok. I had a suit from cuffthis that had working button holes and the only way to lengthen the sleeves and have it look ok was to add a 5th working button hole. Good idea/bad idea?
     


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    johnapril Distinguished Member

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    Gucci makes suits with 6 buttons. Saw a lot of that in 2003. Stands out like a red paint job on a Ferrari.
     


  3. tdial

    tdial Senior Member

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    Paul Smith suits have 5 buttons, for whatever that's worth.
     


  4. bryce330

    bryce330 Senior Member

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    I like 5 buttons if they are kissing or overlapping (like on a Paul Smith suit) - if there is space between them it might look a little odd.
     


  5. Mike C.

    Mike C. Distinguished Member

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    John Kerry wears suits with 5 buttons on the sleeve, paired with shirts that have two buttons on the cuff.
     


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    chorse123 Stylish Dinosaur

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    Very interesting. Do you think Kerry does this because he is lanky? Would a short man be better served with three buttons? And what is the logic with buttons on odd-jackets?
     


  7. VMan

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    There was also a picture of him posted on the Forum, wearing a suit with 5 buttons on the sleeve and a 3-button T&A shirt.
     


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