Wearing a navy db blazer...

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by The_Foxx, Feb 5, 2004.

  1. The_Foxx

    The_Foxx Senior member

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    When wearing a DB blazer, 6x2, do most of you button one of the two buttons-- or both? I've noticed in several of the books I've flipped through that often both buttons are worn buttoned-- so that all six enameled or shiny buttons show. I'd never do this with a DB suit, but thought I'd poll the troops on this one.
     


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    Just one, the top one, which gives the coat a nicer shape.
     


  3. DandySF

    DandySF Senior member

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    I also button only the top. Buttoning only the bottom does create a fairly dramatic roll of fabric down the front of the coat, but I don't do this.

    Buttoning all of them looks a bit fussy--sort of like using the buckle on a rain coat's belt. Much better to carelessly knot the two ends of the belt together.
     


  4. A Harris

    A Harris Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I always do up the top button only. And I thought it was faux pas to button both - but then like you I noticed that many style legends wore them that way. I wonder when it changed??
     


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    masterfred Well-Known Member

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    Foxx, for what it's worth, I wear double-breasted coats with the top buttoned, with the bottom buttoned with long-rolled lapel, and all buttons done up - depending on my mood. There doesn't seem to be perfect consensus on this; as A. Harris mentioned, you'll see as many pictures of style icons using one configuaration as much as using another. If you're of moderately tall height, I don't think it matters much; a really short guy would probably look better with the lapel rolled to the bottom button.
     


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