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Is it acceptable to button the bottom button on a 2 button suit with a high gorge?

Tangfastic

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I've seen a Jil Sander suit I'm thinking of buying, but I'm concerned by the height of the gorge. The bottom button is quite high up, not much lower than where the central button on a 3B suit would be. I've never buttoned my lowest button (I only have 2B suits), but I think the effect in this case would be more like leaving the bottom button of a 3B suit undone. Conversely, just closing the top button may give the effect of wearing a 3B with just the top button closed.

Is it possible to wear the jacket with any buttons done up without looking a chump?
 

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usually the bottom one is left open.
try buttoning it. see if there is any pull to the sides of the button or distortion above or around the button. if something like this happens, then it was not meant to be buttoned.
 

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Jil Sander suits are often designed to have both buttoned. SoCal has provided a few pics of his with all buttoned.
 

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Originally Posted by DocHolliday
Gorge height refers to the placement of the notch in the lapel. You might say "button stance" or "button positioning" if you're discussing the buttoning point.

I would not recommend buying a coat if buttoning it makes you feel uncomfortable.


Thanks for understanding what I meant!

I'm thinking that the suit may be more of a 3B in general shape (despite having two buttons), which is a style I don't like mainly because of the high buttons.

There is a fair gap from the bottom button to the bottom hem, so it could be a paddock. I'm leaning towards not going for it as I think I'd be more comfortable in a more traditional 2B.
 

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Originally Posted by DocHolliday
Gorge height refers to the placement of the notch in the lapel. You might say "button stance" or "button positioning" if you're discussing the buttoning point.

I would not recommend buying a coat if buttoning it makes you feel uncomfortable.


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