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Educate Me on 3-Roll-2 Coats

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sorry for the bump as I am trying to better understand this...and a few questions for you gents
- what is the primary function of a 3R2 design?
- is this more of preference depending on your body shape?

I apologize if I might have missed this on previous posts...Thanks
 

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It's preference. And to some degree, what you were born into. The true 3 roll 2 is a rare beast these days, and most of its adherents, outside forum converts, have some connection to its past glories.

As for flattering your body shape, a true 3 roll 2 presents the same as a 2 button, in terms of how much shirt is visible, length of the lapel line, etc.
 

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I am looking at some items and I think a standard 2 button will be a better choice since it gives a more flattering look being only 5-6...I think Thanks DH...and as my sartorial/style journey continues, off to open vs close quarters..
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Interestingly enough, both topics of 3r2 and quarter opening come down to a preference with regards to symmetry - vertical symmetry. Either you seek some sort of harmony in your jacket styling through vertical symmetry (3rd button to correspond with bottom button, open quarters to correspond with space above the buttoning point), or you don't. I'm in the former camp.
 

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Originally Posted by DocHolliday
The right answer, of course, is open quarters.
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I was just reading an old thread about this...and exactly what I thought....Thanks again Doc ...and gdl for your input
 

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