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True 3 Button Jackets and Suits

Superfluous

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anyone else think they look really silly? Not talking about 3 roll 2, but classic, true 3 button sport coats, suits, etc.
The way the lapel darts out after the top button so sharply because of the small lapel makes it looks unnatural. Maybe it's just me.
 

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I am a taller gentleman and the high 3 button jackets don't work for me.
 

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Originally Posted by SpooPoker
I am not, never have been, nor will I be a fan of a true 3 button.

This
 

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I like a true 3 button. In fact I just bought one. Will post pics later

Honestly, the first time I heard of a 3 roll 2 was on SF and I have never understood the point of one. If you want a 2 button get a 2 button.
 

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I'm not so into 3 buttons. I recently bought a 3-button jacket but I never button the 3rd button and in fact it really wears like a 2 roll 3 (or do I call it, 3 roll 2?). That's good for me, really. The clerk was young so it's possible he didn't know the difference (!?) but anyway this works very well for me.
 

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Originally Posted by aj_del
I like a true 3 button. In fact I just bought one. Will post pics later

Honestly, the first time I heard of a 3 roll 2 was on SF and I have never understood the point of one. If you want a 2 button get a 2 button.


The 3 roll 2 creates a nicer roll.
 

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Originally Posted by aj_del
I like a true 3 button. In fact I just bought one. Will post pics later

Honestly, the first time I heard of a 3 roll 2 was on SF and I have never understood the point of one. If you want a 2 button get a 2 button.


+1 from me AJ

Horses for courses and life would be dull if we all dressed the same, but I have one DB suit and one DB blazer then about 20 sports jackets and 12 suits all three button no vent. I notice from the 'deal breakers' thread that this won't win me many SF points but I can live with that.

I especially agree with you on three roll two. Whats the point? Just get a two. The button hole in the lapel just looks wank even when Cary Grant did it in the Preacher's Wife and Affair to Remember.
 

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Originally Posted by SpooPoker
I am not, never have been, nor will I be a fan of a true 3 button.

Huge +1
 

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Originally Posted by SpooPoker
I am not, never have been, nor will I be a fan of a true 3 button.

were you not wearing suits in the early to mid 1990's when 3 button suits were the "in" thing and 2 buttons were considered outdated and unstylish?
 

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Originally Posted by lee_44106
were you not wearing suits in the early to mid 1990's when 3 button suits were the "in" thing and 2 buttons were considered outdated and unstylish?

I was not.
 

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i wouldn't write them off completely.



putin likes his suits with three buttons.



very nice!



prada...it's not that bad.



see, even young people can look good in 3 button suits.



jimmy stewart in 'rope'. can't get much better than that.
 

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I like all 3-button styles, but even with a full 3-button I only button the middle. Roger Moore wore an interesting 3-button style on a few occasion in the Persuaders which I'd call a 3-button paddock jacket. The 3 buttons were much higher and more closely space than usual and all were fastened. The quarters were cut a bit more open. It had a more Edwardian look and I think it was a really cool style. But this style isn't appropriate for business suits and better for the country.
 

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