1. And... we're back. You'll notice that all of your images are back as well, as are our beloved emoticons, including the infamous :foo: We have also worked with our server folks and developers to fix the issues that were slowing down the site.

    There is still work to be done - the images in existing sigs are not yet linked, for example, and we are working on a way to get the images to load faster - which will improve the performance of the site, especially on the pages with a ton of images, and we will continue to work diligently on that and keep you updated.

    Cheers,

    Fok on behalf of the entire Styleforum team
    Dismiss Notice

When do you keep your jacket buttoned?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by drew4392, Aug 23, 2012.

Tags:
  1. Svenn

    Svenn Senior member

    Messages:
    1,716
    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2008
    

    It depends what kind of sitting we're talking about here. If you're sitting erect with good posture and not reclining, it's comfortable and aesthetic to keep it buttoned. If however you're in a chair where there's lots of recline, what happens is the button of the single-breasted coat rides up to where the chest is, because you're folding and angling your torso. It doesn't matter how much drape you have. The lapels will bend and distort, and the body of the jacket will cinch up. THAT's when you unbutton it.

    This all assumes the jacket is well-tailored and you're moderately fit. If it's not, really a coat looks better unbuttoned, since you can't see all the fitting flaws. It's very, very difficult to get a jacket to look good when buttoned, it's taken me years of bespoke trial and error to get the proportions just right.
     
  2. FillW

    FillW Senior member

    Messages:
    854
    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2012
    I've always walked around with my jackets unbuttoned but there's a guy walking around our workplace with his jacket unbuttoned and it doesn't look good/right. Maybe I should button my jackets when walking.
     
    Last edited: Aug 27, 2012
  3. drew4392

    drew4392 Active Member

    Messages:
    29
    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2008
    1 1/2 years later, still uncomfortable to walk around with it buttoned. Not sure why. In my head, it feels weird so I think it looks weird.
     
  4. ter1413

    ter1413 Senior member

    Messages:
    18,044
    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2009
    Location:
    Central Booking
    

    FTFY...
    :teach:
     

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by