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Peak Lapels + 1 Button Question

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by 32-20, Sep 20, 2013.

  1. 32-20

    32-20 Active Member

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    A single-breasted jacket with peak lapels and one button.
    Is this combination strictly black tie? Or is a fold-down shirt collar, necktie and lighter jacket colour enough to make it informal (as opposed to casual)?
     
  2. Jamesgatz

    Jamesgatz Senior member

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    I have a brown-and-grey bird's-eye suit in that configuration. A change of pace suit, by my lights, formality would depend on the color, fabric, and accessories.
     
  3. GBR

    GBR Senior member

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    No - however dreadful it looks.
     
  4. Longmorn

    Longmorn Senior member

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    I disagree with GBR, as does Huntsman (these are pulled from their website). Judge for yourself.

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  5. Stebbin

    Stebbin Senior member

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    All the above suits would look far nicer with two buttons, imo.
     
  6. Fred G. Unn

    Fred G. Unn Senior member

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    Not really CBD, but Phineas Cole usually has a bunch of 'em too.
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  7. archibaldleach

    archibaldleach Senior member

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    The buttoning stance should be the same for a one button suit or two button suit. I don't really understand how adding an additional button that you never button makes a huge difference in how an outfit is viewed. I do think that the peak lapels are much more obvious. That said, a peak lapel one button suit could be a lovely choice in a nice navy color to wear to things like weddings and evening events that are just shy of black tie. I wouldn't try to make it work with a button down color or light jacket, though.
     
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  8. Infrasonic

    Infrasonic Senior member

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    Try going to the gym , getting yourself in shape and then you too can look good in a one button...
     
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