So our office copy of the Wall Street Journal has a bit of fluff in the Personal Journal section today.... trumpeting the "return" of the 2-button suit. Unfortunately, the online Journal is subscription only, perhaps another SFer could provide an active username and password, or post the text somehow. I found it notable for a couple of reasons, among them the fact that the Journal is usually a real hoot when it comes to reporting on style. They tend to load up the articles with statistics and business jargon, I assume to make it more relative to their typical reader. This one actually has some pics of the "old" 2-button style vs. the "new", with the main differences being a slightly higher button stance, higher notch, and skinnier lapels. Personally, I would probably also have added an overall "skinnier" cut. I did get a kick out of some guy's quote to the effect that he had reverted to 2-buttons because he felt that in meetings "people were staring" at his third button. That's silly enough that I have to spell it fully: Laugh Out Loud. I know both styles have their support at SF, and probably many of us have a "mixed closet". Hard to imagine either style getting so far out of fashion that it would truly garner a stare, at least strictly on the basis of the number of buttons. Some department store conglomerate or other reported that 2-buttons now make up 70% of their sales, but I don't think it said what the low point was for the 2Bs. Of course, you could probably make the argument that one should take whatever fashion advice that the Wall Street Journal dispenses, then do the exact opposite, and be much safer. Anyhoo, I have personally always been more of a 2-button guy. They seem to flatter me a bit more than the 3s do, and I just like showing that little bit more shirt and tie that (to me) lends more of a V-shape. I do have a 3B in glen plaid, and one in blue (not quite a navy, sort of a medium blue, I'd say), and I wear them both quite a bit-- but the remainder of my single breasted suits are all 2-buttons. I got no gripes about 3s, just a personal preference. Anybody else see the article? Comments? Any of you conform to just one style?