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Do you prefer your coats buttoned or unbuttoned

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

  1. calvinloke

    calvinloke Senior Member

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    Buttoned. I don't feel like wasting my tailor's effort in shaping the jacket.
     


  2. Zenny

    Zenny Distinguished Member

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


  3. clee1982

    clee1982 Distinguished Member

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    Buttoned, much sharper.
     


  4. Modern Dandy

    Modern Dandy Active Member

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    Buttoned, when wearing a tie (which is probably 70-80% of the time). It looks better, and really, who wants their tie flapping about in the wind?

    Unbuttoned, when going tie-less. I find that the formality of a buttoned coat contrasts oddly with the casual look of an open shirt collar...
     


  5. lightsaber

    lightsaber Senior Member

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    In my opinion, one mark of a well-made jacket is that it looks good whether you have it buttoned or not. It helps to already be a slim guy, though.
     


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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.
     


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    binge Distinguished Member

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    I do both, depending on mood and size of my previous meal.
     


  8. acidboy

    acidboy Stylish Dinosaur

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  9. luk-cha

    luk-cha Distinguished 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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    nioh Senior Member

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    Mostly buttoned, but sometimes forget.
     


  11. kolecho

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


  12. JLibourel

    JLibourel Distinguished Member

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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!
     


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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.
     


  14. GuidoWongolini

    GuidoWongolini Distinguished 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]
     


  15. maomao1980

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    It depends on the coat
     


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