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Jackets: Button rule questioned.

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Juan, Feb 22, 2013.

  1. Chase H

    Chase H Senior member

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    Those are bad reasons. Don't do it.
     
  2. Bounder

    Bounder Senior member

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    It's too bad you didn't actually read the article you site. Here's the conclusion,

    Of course, they’re all wrong. It looks silly and it ignores how the jacket was designed to be worn. Any man who wears his jacket buttoned in this way should be told to have it altered.


    I know I am going to get flamed by the SFUK contingent, but this does seem to be a largely British aberration. I have even seen it on the BBC. Though, thankfully, very rarely.

    But I must warn everyone reading this thread: That which has been noticed cannot be unnoticed. You're going to start seeing it everywhere now.
     
  3. Loathing

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    I never see it in London on respectable men. Only ever see it on fashionistas, if at all. I don't know what the BBC has got to do with it, since when has that provincial left-wing organization been a measure of anything good?
    In the US don't you all wear 3rolls anyway? No surprise you're going to see it more often in London where everyone wears hard two buttons.
     
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  4. Balfour

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    Troll, or ignorant n00b.
     
  5. Balfour

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    [​IMG]
     
  6. Juan

    Juan Well-Known Member

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    ok


    After reading this thread I tried my cord blazer a couple of times more, upper button done...then lower button done... ummm


    I've decided you're right, upper button done is better

    It's just that it bothers me that my shirt/belt-buckle be exposed below the button

    And i refuse to wear a waistcoat
     
  7. archibaldleach

    archibaldleach Senior member

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    It's possible that the button stance of the jacket you're wearing is too high, which can be problematic. Combine that with the fact that a cord odd jacket is more likely to be worn with casual trousers or jeans which often have a lower rise and the problem may be exacerbated. Try a jacket with a lower buttoning point with slightly higher rise pants and see if that reduces this issue a bit.
     
  8. TheTukker

    TheTukker Senior member

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    Don't do it. Thread closed.
     
  9. Ivar

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    Luciano Barbera is a fan:

    [​IMG]

    :smarmy::smarmy::smarmy:
     
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    Mind blown.... What the.
     
  11. ShoutOutsFoMyBo

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    Guarantee that would look better buttoned correctly. Even great dressers do some questionable things.
     
  13. ShoutOutsFoMyBo

    ShoutOutsFoMyBo Senior member

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    Maybe it was an accident. As if, when nonchalantly leaning onto something, the top button became askew, and he decided that it was better to appear in poor taste than to appear clumsy.
     
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    Also, because Luciana Barbera can pull something off, categorically does not mean that you can too.
     
  15. Ivar

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    My guess is that Barbera's sport coat is from his own line, and that its button stance is therefore higher than he's used to from his bespoke jobs (the buttoning point does look very high), which in turn compels him to button the bottom instead of the upper button. Or he's just sprezzing ...

    (+1 on this not being a good look, by the way.)
     
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  16. archibaldleach

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    +1, especially if pulling it off means "everything else looks great so this is (partially) forgiven."
     
  17. Juan

    Juan Well-Known Member

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    Maybe this nice elderly gentleman buttoned the top button and then realized the tip of his tie stuck out underneath
     
  18. Juan

    Juan Well-Known Member

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    like this ahahahaha!

    [​IMG]
     
  19. aravenel

    aravenel Senior member

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    OK, officially a troll.
     
  20. Juan

    Juan Well-Known Member

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    come on!
    the tie in that pic is funny, admit it
     

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