Last night, I just happened to see the end of the film, "The Maltese Falcon", on one of the classic movie stations. Â I noticed that "Sam Spade" buttoned all the buttons on his double breasted suit. Â And more to the point, the length of the coat seemed rather short compared to today's preferences. Â I did not think it looked bad. Â Has the length of suit coats become longer over the decades? Â Curious to read what the many informed members of this forum have to say.