How many buttons on your jacket sleeve?

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  1. bigtimebuck4

    bigtimebuck4 Senior member

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    Having a jacket made and at my next fitting I must commit to a number of buttons on the sleeve head. I have always done four but wanted to try something different this time. I was thinking of just two but I have never dabbled in this black art. Does anyone have insight?

    FWIW I searched for a thread on this topic and found nothing since a 2007 thread about Versace jackets w/ 5 kissing buttons I found irrelevant. If anyone knows of a thread where this is discussed please feel free to merge.

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  2. GBR

    GBR Senior member

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    Four is considered correct.

    Five is vulgar and three denotes a cheap garment.
     


  3. atia2

    atia2 Senior member

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    I've only had one Savile Row suit made, but my tailor indicated no strict rule when we discussed this. He was happy with 2-4 buttons. I ended up bespeaking three.
     


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    Andy57 Senior member

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    starro Senior member

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    I've only seen 2-buttons on sport coats, never a business suit.
     


  6. SuitedDx

    SuitedDx Senior member

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    BBBF typically do 2 buttons with a fair amount of distance between them. I had 2 placed on a seersucker suit to change it up; however, all my other jackets have 4.
     


  7. dan'l

    dan'l Senior member

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    Since it's your coat, I'd say do what you think looks best. Personally, I used to have cuffs made with four, overlapping buttons, but prefer three nowadays without overlap. But then again I do not have extra long arms.

    Here's an article that might be of interest:

    http://dieworkwear.com/post/134473671279/style-off-the-cuff
     


  8. bigtimebuck4

    bigtimebuck4 Senior member

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    Thanks for all the feedback. It is something of an odd jacket so I feel more comfortable deviating from the norm. I'm going to roll with two buttons, let you guys know if I hate it lol
     


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