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Return of the 3 button Sportcoat happening alredy?

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I have been seeing them for a while.
 

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i haven't seen them for awhile actually, even on this forum they're a little passe.

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WSJ shoot suits either by Prada, HUGO or Brunello Cucinelli
 

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With one exception these all appear to be suits.

Did it ever leave however?
 

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I think it never left. It's just more tailored and more fitted.
 

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neil barrett, bottega venetta, and armani are not suits.

in addition the brands with sits pictured also presented sport jackets within the same show
 

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Maybe the OP is talking about suit jackets and sport coats? I think three buttons did sort of disappear, its all been about 1 or two buttons for a while. Its just the fashion cycle its either 2 or 3 buttons, natural shoulders or structured shoulders, relaxed fit or slim fit. I have started doing 3 buttons a little more recently they look rather modern to my eyes now. I have been quite tempted to make myself up a 4 button suit actually.
 

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IMO, the 3-button sports coat never left. Perhaps the designers are recently emphasizing it more, but it's a classic configuration. My go-to blazer is a 3-roll-2.

Since I'm tall and thin, I don't like the usual 3-button configuration much and 4-buttons would look silly on me. When I want to look fashion-forward, I wear a one-button jacket with peak lapels.
 
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IMO, the 3-button sports coat never left. Perhaps the designers are recently emphasizing it more, but it's a classic configuration. My go-to blazer is a 3-roll-2.
Since I'm tall and thin, I don't like the usual 3-button configuration much and 4-buttons would look silly on me. When I want to look fashion-forward, I wear a one-button jacket with peak lapels.
I have to see one person looking good in a 4 button suit...

maybe the music man...
 
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four button - from the neck down. now that's a sight!
 

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Oh believe me I would make it look good. Thinking sort of Hardy Amies ultra mod looking.
Certainly thinking mohair, something like this but higher button stance slimmer lapels of course:

 

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That looks really nice as a hard three David but please no higher on the button stance or you'll look strangled. Open up the front quarters a bit and I always think slanted pocket flaps emphasize the hips and look feminine. Great colour and fabric.
 

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