What do you think about 1 button blazers?

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  1. Klobber

    Klobber Senior member

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    This. A 1 button jacket echoes the formality dinner jacket, which is traditionally 1 button if single-breasted. As such, it is highly incongruent to wear with jeans.

    Good to know this. Cheers.
     


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    Imperishable Los Angeles tailoring icon and impresario Jack Taylor is a big promoter of one-button suits and (I presume) jackets.

    They're a little offbeat but certainly sartorially acceptable...at least in my opinion.


    I actually picked up a Jack Taylor one button peak lapel suit at a local thrift a few months ago.
     


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    Most people won't notice the lack of a superfluous button I'd say. It's a matter of how the blazer looks otherwise. The button won't make or break it IMO.
     


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    I'm surprised no one has mentioned the incorrect usage of blazer yet. Oh wait. [​IMG]
     


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    Wouldn't look right to me. I don't even like 1-button suits.
    This.
     


  6. ManofKent

    ManofKent Senior member

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    1 button in any case is much more suitable as part of evening formal attire, it would look silly with jeans. I do not like 1 button blazers, but each to their own.

    This. A 1 button jacket echoes the formality dinner jacket, which is traditionally 1 button if single-breasted. As such, it is highly incongruent to wear with jeans.

    I don't think 1 button always echos the formal - the aforemention Huntsman do odd tweed jackets...
     


  7. porcelain monkey

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    One and four (remember those) button jackets slip into the realm of fashion - it may look "of the moment" right now, but in a year's time is will look dated. Stick to two or three buttons.
     


  8. DerekS

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    a single button is a deal breaker for me. Its great for a dinner jacket, but not a blazer or sportcoat. Just my personal opinion.
     


  9. Navi

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    Most people won't notice the lack of a superfluous button I'd say. It's a matter of how the blazer looks otherwise. The button won't make or break it IMO.
    +1. With a lot of jackets, the 2nd button isn't very noticeable since it isn't buttoned anyways. Depends on the form of the jacket. I love the look of some 1 button jackets, but of course there are some that just look odd. It can look really good in a very fashion-forward "in fashion RIGHT THIS SECOND" way. [​IMG] But when it comes down to it, it's 100% a matter of personal opinion and taste really.
     


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    I'm surprised no one has mentioned the incorrect usage of blazer yet.

    Oh wait. [​IMG]


    Yeah, I'm surprised it took until page 2 to get a mention.
     


  11. ALFAMALE

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    One and four (remember those) button jackets slip into the realm of fashion - it may look "of the moment" right now, but in a year's time is will look dated. Stick to two or three buttons.

    +10000
     


  12. SirGrotius

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    Don't do one-button. It's the OPPOSITE of stylish. People are going to three buttons now for a more dignified look, at least with suits. Go with a two-button and keep that bottom one open, and then, hey, it's one button for ya!

    If you want to do different, go with a black blazer, too. Navy is a little stodgy. Also, if you get brass buttons on navy I'd kill myself. Brass buttons can work on black, but only if it's HIGH quality. Otherwise, go black on black or navy on navy. Hope this helps.
     


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    One and four (remember those) button jackets slip into the realm of fashion - it may look "of the moment" right now, but in a year's time is will look dated. Stick to two or three buttons.

    Erroneous! Erroneus on both counts!

    H Huntsman has been making 1 button jackets forever and they're about as un-"of the moment" as it gets, I can understand that perhaps you don't like the style -personally I dislike 3 button suits- but you can't criticise it's longevity

    Would this sports coat really look better with an unnecessary extra button stuck on there ruining the elegant lines of the jacket for absolutely no practical reason?
    [​IMG]
     


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    I think a one-button blazer can be very good, depending on how and where you plan to wear it to. I hope you will not for example wear it to work in a bank etc. But if you are just interested in the 80"s stuff as you put it there, then I guess you should go for it then.
     


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    I think a one-button blazer can be very good, depending on how and where you plan to wear it to. I hope you will not for example wear it to work in a bank etc. But if you are just interested in the 80"s stuff as you put it there, then I guess you should go for it then.

    How is a 1-button jacket 80's? I know they were popular in the 60s but I never think 80s. The only person I can think of who worn them in the 80s was Bob Barker, but he continued to wear through his last episodes of The Price is Right and still wears them. They look the same now as they did then, never dated.
     


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