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One button suit for business

bwahahahaha

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I recently came across and tried on an excellent fitting one button suit at J. Lindeberg (see here for what I think is the exact suit: http://www.jlindebergusa.com/Nixon_D...44/p/1087.html , only in a more subdued charcoal grey and obviously with matching pants). I felt that the fit was very flattering on my rather tall and thin frame of 5' 11" 128lbs. However, what is the general consensus on one button suits in an office setting? Too rakish? Too fashion-forward? I have noticed a couple of comments on this issue but could not find anything resembling a full thread. Any thoughts or opinions?
 

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Not really suitable fr business but if you really must do so.
 

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It is rakish, but it depends entirely on the office. I can't imagine it would fly in, say, a law firm (nothing about that jacket would fly in a law firm), but if you were in advertising or marketing, you'd be fine.

Then again, if you work in suburban Wichita where the guys wear pleated chinos and polos and wear their blackberries clipped to their belts, you'd stand a wee bit. Then again, you probably do anyway.
 

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The length of the jacket is likely to stand out more than buttons imho.

In an extremely conservative environment, 2 or 3 would be safer, but I think in most environments, most people won't even notice (the 1 button). Most people only have one button done up anyway, so the question really is 'how shocking is the lack of vestigial buttons/buttonholes' and I'd suggest the answer to that is 'not very'.

But its very short.
 

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Agreed. Length is much more of an issue. For those not in the know, they might even say it's too small. For those in the know, we'd likely also say it's too small but give you a mild "I see what you did there" nod.
 

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I don't think I've ever seen a 1 button suit in any business setting
 

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That jacket looks ridiculously short and small.
 

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No, Peewee, don't wear that jacket to the office (or anywhere else for that matter). Your profile says you are in Osaka -- what's current business style there? Have you seen business men wearing this type of jacket in offices or 20 year-old's partying at clubs?
 

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The concept of one button is fine for business, the JL suit you like less so.
 

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You only fasten 1 button on a 2 button jacket. So, nobody is going to notice.

Therefore, one button is fine for the office.
 

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Originally Posted by Lonneker
The concept of one button is fine for business, the JL suit you like less so.
This. The jacket length makes it look too fashion forward for business, not the one button.
 

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It is the Huntsman 's signature look and most of their customers are business men and CEO...
 

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Thanks for the replies guys. What's strange is that I don't remember the length of the jacket appearing nearly that short when I tried on the suit in-store. Maybe the suits (which also came in black, a much deeper navy blue, and charcoal grey) are cut longer than the sport coats and/or the model is wearing a short? As stated earlier what really concerned me originally was the one button and hacking pockets.
 

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