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Suit Fit Question

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by brooklyn, Apr 13, 2005.

  1. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Debatable. If I were to state the "rule" (and I guess I might as well) I would say "No." But I have seen men in coats with high buttoning points and open quarters, with their ties peeking through below the waist button, and they didn't look too shabby.
     
  2. lisapop

    lisapop Senior member

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    This item has certainly been the butt of many jokes [​IMG] Grayson
     
  3. Horace

    Horace Senior member

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    (Buster @ April 13 2005,11:33) I'll reinforce the original question: if the last button is undone (as it should be), should the bottom-tip of the tie been seen (like half an inch)?
    Debatable. Â If I were to state the "rule" (and I guess I might as well) I would say "No." Â But I have seen men in coats with high buttoning points and open quarters, with their ties peeking through below the waist button, and they didn't look too shabby.
    I would say no, but it has happened to me on occasion.
     
  4. WJTW

    WJTW Well-Known Member

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    Perhaps if one does not like seeing the tie peeping out and there are no suitable fixes for this, then perhaps getting a three-piece suit would be a good choice? [​IMG] About not buttoning the last button, perhaps it could be about movement. It would look better to have more of the skirt moving when our legs move. If the last button were buttoned, there will be lesser 'moveable parts', especially if the suit has is a two-buttoned suit and has a low button stance and the last button is very near the bottom of the jacket. It will look blocky. As for three buttons, movement could be the thing as well, although it could also probably be because not buttoning the last button will make the protrusion made by the belt less obvious, especially when the belt is very close to the second button in height... But how about for vests? The bottom buttons are not buttoned. I don't think it is to aid fluidity in movement. Belt again? Possibly. Usually the vests ends just right after the belt (since the belt should be covered completely but no more, right?) and buttoning the last button will cause the bottom of the vest to turn inward, causing an unsightly protrusion. So... suspenders? Oh... for flat bottom vests, are the last buttons unbuttoned as well? The buttons seem further away from the buttom because the base is flat so it wouldn't look good to leave it unbuttoned, would it? WJTW
     

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