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Last button undone on working buttonholes...

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Maximus Mark, Aug 25, 2006.

  1. Maximus Mark

    Maximus Mark Senior Member

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    Is it acceptable? I think GQ were the ones pushing it, and I see it quite often in ads and in the malls.
    What is the concensus on leaving the buttonhole undone? Is it just to proclaim to the world "Look at me and my working buttonholes!"?
     


  2. grimslade

    grimslade Stylish Dinosaur

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    Is it acceptable? I think GQ were the ones pushing it, and I see it quite often in ads and in the malls.
    What is the concensus on leaving the buttonhole undone? Is it just to proclaim to the world "Look at me and my working buttonholes!"?


    The latter. IMHO.
     


  3. kronik

    kronik Distinguished Member

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    Tacky.

    No.

    95% of people won't care, and the ones that do will think it looks retarded.

    Personal opinion.
     


  4. Jovan

    Jovan Banned for Good

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    Leaving one is okay. Leaving two to all of them is stupid.
     


  5. EL72

    EL72 Distinguished Member

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    Is it just to proclaim to the world "Look at me and my working buttonholes!"?

    [​IMG]
     


  6. RJman

    RJman Posse Member Dubiously Honored

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    I think one can go through a phase of it for the novelty of having them. But having an undone buttonhole is naff.
     


  7. dusty

    dusty Distinguished Member

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    It's fine imo.
     


  8. Artisan Fan

    Artisan Fan Suitsupply-sider

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    I think leaving one is fine. It may be more of a way to celebrate artisanship than showing off in my opinion.
     


  9. j

    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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    I like to leave one of my jeans' working fly buttonholes undone. I don't know why people would want to draw attention to their wrists... [​IMG]
     


  10. JLibourel

    JLibourel Distinguished Member

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    Tacky.

    No.

    95% of people won't care, and the ones that do will think it looks retarded.

    Personal opinion.


    Agree 100%!
     


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    Open is affected.
     


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    FWIW, all Italian males wear them undone.
    I guess it depends if you can pull it off.
     


  13. gorgekko

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    Is it acceptable? I think GQ were the ones pushing it, and I see it quite often in ads and in the malls.
    What is the concensus on leaving the buttonhole undone? Is it just to proclaim to the world "Look at me and my working buttonholes!"?


    If GQ was pushing it, shouldn't that tell you about what you should do?

    At any rate, I think it's tacky...if done on purpose.
     


  14. Artisan Fan

    Artisan Fan Suitsupply-sider

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    Maybe they got something right...for the first time ever. [​IMG] Massimo does it and he is one of my style icons.
     


  15. kitonbrioni

    kitonbrioni Distinguished Member

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    I've seen Massimo wear his buttons undone and not just the bottom ones. Maybe he's going for a certain Milano nonchalant look.
    This tread is good for a troll.
     


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