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Is this jacket a three-button or three-roll-two?


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May 5, 2008
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Originally Posted by tim_horton
As the title says:


I like the color, but I'm afraid it looks like a three-button jacket (which doesn't look that good on me, IMO) and also looks a bit like an orphaned suit jacket.

It's exactly as you say. A three button suit jacket. But I personally am of the opinion that a simple solid jacket, either navy or dark grey, sans any kind of pinstripes, etc, can double as a sports coat, and still look well put together.

I do like more aggressive patterned cloth in some sports coats as well, but I personally don't see the major fault in wearing a dark grey or dark navy suit coat as a sports coat on occasion.

But your methods may vary. And I don't claim to be an expert of any kind.


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Mar 11, 2009
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In my experience, Isaia suits do not come with the small pouch for the buttons made of the same material as the coat. Only the sportcoats do. Hence, this is a sportcoat and not an orphaned suit jacket. I can see, though, why you have a question about whether it's 3 button or 3/2. You'd really have to see the top button hole and its relation to the lapel, which unfortunately is not pictured. My guess is that this is 3/2, as a straight 3 button tends to have a more clearly defined lapel fold above the 3rd button, but it's definitely not clear from these pics. Good luck.

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