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Do you prefer your coats buttoned or unbuttoned

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by GuidoWongolini, May 21, 2009.

  1. Nexus6

    Nexus6 Senior member

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    Buttoned standing or walking, Un-buttoned seated or relieving myself (obviously).
    One exception for me..
    If I have just run for a bus or train and over-heat, I'll take the jacket off entirely until I cool down.
     
  2. binge

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    I do both, depending on mood and size of my previous meal.
     
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    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    i must admit a lot depends on both the time of day, where, when and whom i am meeting with and in HK season is the biggest infuence
     
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    Mostly buttoned, but sometimes forget.
     
  6. kolecho

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    Unbuttoned in warm weather. Buttoned when weather permits. This is why I don't like DBs in summer.
     
  7. JLibourel

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    Buttoned, otherwise you lose the look the jacket was tailored for.

    +1
    Wearing a tailored jacket unbuttoned when you are standing and walking about defeats the whole point of wearing a tailored jacket. You might as well be wearing a bloody windbreaker!
     
  8. shallysingh

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    Generally I want to wear mine unbuttoned suits because I think it will show my personalty.If you have good personalty then must be go for unbuttoned suits.
     
  9. GuidoWongolini

    GuidoWongolini Senior member

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    I love the RLBL choices.
    - I'm still thinking

    i must admit a lot depends on both the time of day, where, when and whom i am meeting with and in HK season is the biggest infuence
    - wasn't asking you.. [​IMG]

    Unbuttoned in warm weather. Buttoned when weather permits. This is why I don't like DBs in summer.
    - you to.. Where are my shoes! [​IMG]
     
  10. maomao1980

    maomao1980 Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    It depends on the coat
     
  11. luk-cha

    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    - I'm still thinking


    - wasn't asking you.. [​IMG]


    - you to.. Where are my shoes! [​IMG]


    [​IMG]
     
  12. luk-cha

    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    It depends on the coat

    MM watch out for the PG snark[​IMG]
     
  13. Four Aces

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    Mostly Buttoned if dress more formally. Show the cut better :)
    If dress less formal, buttoned or unbuttoned depends on the mood and weather :)

    HAGWE !
     
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    Since I always wear 3 piece suits to work...its easy, UNBUTTONED, and this is one of the benefits of the vested suit
     
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    itsstillmatt Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    If your suits don't have shape unbuttoned, they might not be shaped very well.
     
  16. Butterfly

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    Since I always wear 3 piece suits to work...its easy, UNBUTTONED, and this is one of the benefits of the vested suit

    That's true. For most of the suit's history, until (and including) the 1930s, an unbuttoned single-breasted coat was the default style, because wearing a waistcoat was also the default. If your coat is tailored well, it will have plenty of shape when unbuttoned.
     
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    Unbuttoned unless it is very windy.
     
  18. Chips

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    If I'm standing, it's buttoned.
     
  19. Sanguis Mortuum

    Sanguis Mortuum Senior member

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    When I only had OTR coats that were way too big for me I would always wear them unbuttoned, as I felt buttoning them exaggerated their size even more. Now I have MTM that fits quite well I try to button most of the time, as I think it looks better.
     
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