Single breast peak lapel flannel/houndstooth: how many buttons ?

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  1. thomas8991

    thomas8991 Member

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    Hi,

    I am in the process of having a suit made MTM or bespoke but I have a hard time figuring out the details

    I am confident I want a single breast (double breast a bit too formal at my work) and peak lapels (as most of my over suits are notch). I find the houndstooth flannel cloth to be really nice (see pic)

    However, I have a harder time figuring out how many buttons I should go for.. I would hopefully like to use the jacket separately in some occasion
    - initially I wanted to go for one (thinking jacket and huntsman in my mind)
    - recently, I am much more leaning towards 2 or 3 (with one hidden) button

    I was told 3 buttons is more old school and I thought it might be nice and different to go for it
    The tailor I think is very good and I am confident he will have the proportions right so that my "experiments" wont look too odd..

    Do you have any advice on the buttons, cloth (brownish/greyish) or some pics of models that could help me figure this out ?
    Thanks all for the help !

    Thomas

    p: below some pics/models and Mr Terry Haste in a 3 button SBPL..



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  2. YRR92

    YRR92 Senior member

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    If you're thinking of Huntsman, and you've already gone for peak lapels, why not get a one button jacket?
     
  3. Matt S

    Matt S Senior member

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    I find that peak lapels are too formal on a single-breasted suit made in a very informal flannel houndstooth. If you want a single-breasted suit with peak lapels, go for a dressier worsted cloth. And definitely not a houndstooth check. But if you like Huntsman, go for their signature look of a single button and notch lapels. It works with any type of cloth, from a brown flannel check to a dark navy worsted.
     
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    GBR Senior member

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    Your best option is to look at others and see which you prefer. I would commend three but I am not wearing it.....
     
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    Huntsman wouldn't be the tailor. I'm hoping terry haste who worked as their MD would cut it though
    I'm not entirely sure I understand why peak lapel/one button (huntsman style) with houndstooth would work but not the equivalent with 2 buttons..

    Happy to see some examples/pictures you have in mind. I spend a lot of time researching but still having a hard time to figure this out
    Thanks for the answers though
     
  6. Matt S

    Matt S Senior member

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    But Huntsman style is generally one button with notched lapels, not peaked lapels.
     

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