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Does a lower button stance naturally lend itself to a longer jacket?

Recoil

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Thoughts on the subject? I prefer the lower button stance but I find so many jackets are cut so short these days I'm considering going with an L as opposed to an R to compensate.
 

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A lower button stance will appear to be even lower if the jacket is shorter. When the low-button stance was popular 20 years ago, jackets were longer than usual. The fashion brands these days cut their jackets a size too short. If an L fits better through the body than an R, then all you need to do is shorten the sleeves. The trousers with an L suit also have a longer rise, though the rise will still probably be shorter than it should be.
 

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There are a lot of factors that come into play with jackets. Old jackets with low button stances often "look" longer even if they are not. For some this may be flattering, for others not so much. You just need to find what looks right on you and ignore the "rules" about length and especially ignore the trends unless the current trend just happens to be what looks best on you. Personally, I think all these super short jackets are going to look ridiculously bad in a few years, much like how the baggy clothes of the 90's look bad to most people today. When you try on the jacket and look in the mirror, you should know instantly if it looks good or not. There should be no rationalizing or intellectualizing. People will judge you by their first impressions, and a good jacket looks good immediately, not after careful consideration. If there is anything off about the jacket, skip it and try on a different one. In my experience, sleeves will always need altering, so I ignore that aspect of fit. As for the overall length, it really depends on your body type and what looks good on you.
 

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