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Supposedly it's a carry-over from the time when Jews in Eastern Europe were forbidden to carry weapons. Most men are right handed and would carry a blade or gun near their left hip to be drawn across the body. A traditional left-over-right buttoning coat facilitates this (especially double-breasted), allowing a right hand to reach into the left side of the jacket without the right side of the jacket holding it tight to the body. Jews would thus wear their coats buttoned in the opposite direction as a visual cue that they were unarmed and unable, if right-handed, to conveniently draw a weapon.

That's what I have heard. No idea if it's the true origin. But it's a real tradition:

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Not sure I love the cut of this guy's coat, but its got a sort of futuristic vibe to it that I kind of like....
 

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It's probably just me, but Luca's suit jackets look unbalanced to me when he has them buttoned low. Because they are on the short side, it makes them look "off" to me.
 

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It's probably just me, but Luca's suit jackets look unbalanced to me when he has them buttoned low. Because they are on the short side, it makes them look "off" to me.
I’ve never much liked his dbs for just this reason. They’d look much better with a higher button point.
 

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It's probably just me, but Luca's suit jackets look unbalanced to me when he has them buttoned low. Because they are on the short side, it makes them look "off" to me.
The jackets aren't short he just has weird proportions.
 

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It's probably just me, but Luca's suit jackets look unbalanced to me when he has them buttoned low. Because they are on the short side, it makes them look "off" to me.
I concur with you. I think the 6x2 jacket looks much more balanced than the preceding 6x1's.
 

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