When do you keep your jacket buttoned?

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  1. ShelterIslandMike

    ShelterIslandMike Well-Known Member

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    Buttoned always, unless I am sitting down or performing some heavy physical activity. Hell, I wear a suit in order to look sharp. If I do not want to a look that formal, I don't wear a suit.
     


  2. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Senior member

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    What kind of heavy physical activity would you be doing in a suit?
     


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    Working out and lifting weights at the gym..
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  4. Caustic Man

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    Touche' sir...
     


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    I pretty much follow the always, sometimes, never mantra. I do think unbuttoned CAN look good; it depends on the occasion and fabric of the jacket. Suit or tux probably not, blazer maybe.
     


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    All my suits are now 3 or 4 buttons. Generally I'll just have the middle button fastened. If it's cold, I'll do from the middle to the top. If I'm going for an interview or some other formal occasion I'll make the cardinal sin of fastening them all.
     


  7. Quadcammer

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    So when you go to a meeting or an interview, you take your suit jacket off?
     


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    Buttoning a jacket looks better. I always keep my buttoned unless I am sitting down. When I get up, I will always button my jacket. When it's unbuttoned, I think the jacket looks kinda weird. It doesn't seem well-shaped as when I button it. Just my personal opinion.
     


  9. HughJ

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    Why? (honest question)
     


  10. Caustic Man

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    Very interested in hearing the answer to this. ^^
     


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    You were told wrong.
    In the privacy of your office at work, that's your business.
    My Mam was a very old school lady and would cringe at the sight of men at restaurants immediately removing their jackets at the table, revealing braces, wrinkled shirts, etc.
     


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    See above.
     


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    Interested by the sub-theme emerging in the thread:

    How many of us wear our jacket when seated at our desks and how many of us remove it?

    I keep it on (unbuttoned unless DB).

    EDIT: Concessions for warm weather, or 'woman's whim' per CausticMan @ #14.[​IMG]
     
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  14. Quadcammer

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    I remove while seated at my desk.

    I find it uncomfortable to wear a jacket all day while sitting, plus the A/C in my office isn't great, so I'd probably be warm.

    Plus it seems a bit stuffy to keep my jacket on, especially when my direct reports are in business casual during the summer anyway
     
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    When walking around the department or the wider world, my jacket is always buttoned. Sitting down, in a meeting I will wear the jacket and keep it buttoned, unless it's too hot in which case I may either unbutton it or even take it off. In the privacy of my own office, I will usually take it off unless it's cold. But if it's cold, I will normally have a sweater or vest at hand (I have a lot of clothes in my office ready for almost all eventualities!).
     


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