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Tailoring a suit jacket too tight to button, for the sake of a better silhouette while un-buttoned?

Cayne-Abel

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Title basically says it all. An employee at a Suit Supply told me that some of his clients request that their suit jacket be tailored so tight that it is nearly impossible for them to button it, in order to get a better silhouette when un-buttoned.

Has anyone ever heard of this practice? Honestly, the idea sounds intriguing to me. I rarely button my suit jackets, so I don't mind losing that option for a better un-buttoned silhouette.

Any reason to steer clear of this practice?
 

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I don’t really ‘do’ Instagram but I’ve seen some ‘igents’ posing for pics on there that appear like they’d be almost cut in half if they buttoned their jackets.

In almost every case jackets look best buttoned. That’s the way they are cut. If you think unbuttoned jackets look good may I refer you to Trump, J as evidence to the contrary.
 

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The premise that an unbuttoned jacket creates a better silhouette is false. This is directed to suit supply not the op. This is one of the dumbest things I’ve read on SF
 

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A few years ago, I read an article about secrets to getting a taxi in New York. Several doormen and concierges shared their secret "insider" tips. One of the tips said to stand outside and flap your arms like a bird, which signaled that the passenger was going to an airport.

The suit advice you received strikes me as similar — bored people messing with the general population to see just how far it can go.
 

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The premise that an unbuttoned jacket creates a better silhouette is false. This is directed to suit supply not the op. This is one of the dumbest things I’ve read on SF
That's not what I said, nor did the employee at Suit Supply say that.

What he said was that some customers notice that they don't normally button their jacket, so they prefer to tailor their jacket in a way that optimizes their silhouette while unbuttoned, which comes at the cost of being unable to button the jacket at all.

I am a lawyer in midtown Manhattan. I see hundreds of lawyers in court every single day. 95% walk around with unbuttoned suit jackets. Same goes for men of other professions I see in suits on the street daily.
 

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Something to consider is that change to a jacket are rarely done in isolation. In other words, taking in a jacket at the waist to this degree may require compromises elsewhere. You will want to understand what changes will occur and whether you are ok with them before going down this path.
 

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Title basically says it all. An employee at a Suit Supply told me that some of his clients request that their suit jacket be tailored so tight that it is nearly impossible for them to button it, in order to get a better silhouette when un-buttoned.

Has anyone ever heard of this practice? Honestly, the idea sounds intriguing to me. I rarely button my suit jackets, so I don't mind losing that option for a better un-buttoned silhouette.

Any reason to steer clear of this practice?
That's not what I said, nor did the employee at Suit Supply say that.
 

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Always take what an international chain SA says with a grain of salt.
 

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@Despos ... If you're under the impression that you spotted a contradiction, you need to read the quoted text again.

Perhaps I could have been clearer...but there is no contradiction.
 

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Please clarify or state the point you are making so I will understand
 

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The truth is most men do not button their suits. The problem with suitsupply is that they make everything too tight. I cannot wear any of their suits as they don't fit my arms or backside. I'm no bodybuilder, but I do work out.
 

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