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button bottom only on a two button suit?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by rad17rv, Dec 21, 2012.

  1. rad17rv

    rad17rv New Member

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    Does anyone do this to be different. It seems that this is a faux pas in most peoples eyes, but I'm wondering if in our modern world it could be acceptable?
     
  2. Gibonius

    Gibonius Senior member

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    Jackets are cut to have the middle button done and the lower button undone. Not buttoning in that fashion will spoil the lines of the jacket, and screw up the proportions. It looks bad visually, and you'll look like the moron who doesn't know how to button his jacket.

    Might as well wear your pants backwards if you want to be a rebel just for the sake of it.
     
  3. Saigonesque

    Saigonesque Active Member

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    In my opinion, this would only be accepetable if you specifically get a bespoke a jacket that's supposed to be buttoned like that. Otherwise, lolno.
     
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  4. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Senior member

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    That's nothing. I saw a guy walking around the other day with only the bottom button done on a three button suit.
     
  5. XKxRome0ox

    XKxRome0ox Senior member

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    what if the jacket's button stance is too high... and the jacket actually does look better with only the bottom button done?
    i have one jacket like that ... but i can't bring myself to wear it with the bottom button done only for fear of the style police
     
  6. myk7000

    myk7000 Senior member

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    Until designers start designing it so that the last button will enable the jacket to have a better looking silhouette, I don't think it'll be acceptable.

    Who knows, maybe a revolutionary Thom Browne type of figure will come into the picture and make it acceptable for everyone one day.
     
  7. ter1413

    ter1413 Senior member

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    Who would do that???
     
  8. gsugsu

    gsugsu Senior member

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    Only if the ginger from the Armoury starts doing it. Then we will know it is acceptable.
     
  9. Gdot

    Gdot Senior member

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    get a big diamond encrusted brooch and pin together wherever you like.

    if you wanna attract attention - go all out.
     
  10. Juan

    Juan Well-Known Member

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    The same happens to me

    I have a cord jacket that I wear with lapel turned up and it fits better with only the bottom button done


    "the style police" hahahaha! that's a good one
     
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  11. Bounder

    Bounder Senior member

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    Then it doesn't fit.

    Every now and then, you see people in England doing this. I have no idea why as it looks ridiculous.
     
  12. aravenel

    aravenel Senior member

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    Doesn't fit. Quit trying to make this a thing, no matter how many times you post asking about this, the answer is the same--the jacket is way too small.
     
  13. MSchott

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    You can wear it in whatever style you like but if it does not fit with just the top button closed it does not fit right.
     
  14. cataan

    cataan Well-Known Member

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    Trying exercising and losing weight, maybe then you can button the top button.
     
  15. add911_11

    add911_11 Senior member

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    According to my knowledgeable friend, you meant to button all buttons for a horse riding balzer or paddock suit, in both case they are usually button 2 coat.
     
  16. Bounder

    Bounder Senior member

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    Your friend is only half knowledgeable. It is true that riding coats, either for hunt or show, are cut so that all the buttons can be buttoned. But it is not true that they have two buttons. They are almost always three-button coats and sometimes even four. In theory, there is no different between hunt coats for men and hunt coats for women. In practice, men's hunt coats are single vented while, for purely aesthetic reasons, women's are double vented.
     

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