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Making a 2 button a three?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by smartie_addict, Mar 3, 2005.

  1. smartie_addict

    smartie_addict Active Member

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    I don't know, just an off-the-wall question. I remember reading or seeing on tv (I think an old episode of Queer Eye....I don't watch anymore, but it gave me a good start..) that since 3-button is in all your suits that are two should be converted. i know that this is not a necessity, but could it sucessfully be done? I would think by just adding another button and buttonhole..?
     


  2. tdial

    tdial Senior member

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    Er, the Queer Guys are wrong about 2-buttons. Also, it's very difficult to change a 2 to a 3. Upsets the balance, lapel, etc.

    Stick to the 2. They are never "out," as it were.
     


  3. AlanC

    AlanC Minister of Trad

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    I think you'd be better off just picking up a three button suit.

    If you did add a third button, it would basically be a rolled three. Sew on a button in the roll and add a button hole. I don't think there would be much point, really.
     


  4. smartie_addict

    smartie_addict Active Member

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    I kind of figured most of the things they say should be taken with a grain of salt, but this was one thing that stuck with me, not sure why. Thanks
     


  5. dusty

    dusty Senior member

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    Once you get the jacket altered, make sure to take another piece of Carson's great advice and wear a vintage t-shirt under it (but over your shirt and tie). [​IMG]
     


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    Fashionslave Senior member

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    Yea,but not so easily done when the lapel starts its curve outward,therefore,when buttoned you see this.
     


  7. Brian SD

    Brian SD Moderator

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    According to nearly every fashion designer, one and two-button is much more in than three-button right now.
     


  8. MilanoStyle

    MilanoStyle Senior member

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    Get a 3 button suit.
     


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    demeis Senior member

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    Actually i think 4 and 5 button jackets are much more in fashion [​IMG]
     


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    misterbowles Senior member

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    Carson Kressley is wrong about most things. As I have said before, the dude is a train wreck.

    I agree with sticking to 2-buttons.
     


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    Alias Senior member

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    hhhrhlhlghg

    If you're dealing with a padstitched jacket with lapels that have a little "belly", no, because if you simply press one of these and add another button, you'll be able to see the padstitching peeking out underneath, and the lapel will not have a smooth line. If you're dealing with something fused with lapels cut straight, then sure, it won't be hard to do.
     


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