Curious about waist buttons.

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Alias, Dec 11, 2003.

  1. Alias

    Alias Senior member

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    Oct 7, 2003
    Washington DC
    I'm still quite not sure about where to place the waist button on a suit jacket, from a design point of view. I know Flusser talks about it in his books, that it's 1/2 of an inch below the "natural waist" or whatever. I try doing what he writes, which is to look for the narrowest part of my torso and go a little downwards from there, but according to that my natural waist would be a couple of inches above my belly button. Maybe I'm abnormal? Maybe I just have a weird waist? Maybe I'm one of the few who can wear a high two-buttoned jacket and not look silly doing it?

    (Also, enjoy the new avatar.)

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