When we see someone wearing a waistcoat/vest... or in a three-piece suit, do you...

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Suntory, Dec 7, 2015.

Do you automatically look if the last button is unbuttoned on a person wearing a waistcoat/vest?

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  2. No

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  1. Suntory

    Suntory Senior member

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    Automatically scan to see if the last button on their waistcoat is unbuttoned or not to make a quick judgment of the person's knowledge of wearing suits?


    Because I do every time and I can't seem to stop.
    I'm a horrible person.
     
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  2. Suntory

    Suntory Senior member

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    Don't be shy folks.
     


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  4. Suntory

    Suntory Senior member

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    And tie/ps combo.

    Heck,in celebration of faux pas kings:

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  5. tharr011

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    It is not a rule that a person should never button the bottom of a waistcoat. It is simply a matter of how it is cut. Many waistcoats are cut for all the buttons to be buttoned.

    On a related note, I do notice when someone has buttoned the bottom button on a tailored jacket.
     


  6. Suntory

    Suntory Senior member

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    No matter how well-cut it is, the last button should never be buttoned, unless we lived at a time prior to Edward II. Sure it might not be a rule, but there's no rule against wearing your trousers inside out either.

    Edit: VII not II
     
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    7_rocket Senior member

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    Nope. I don't care.
     


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    I'm assuming you are referring to Edward VII because Edward II was living during the 13th Century.

    Again, It is a common misconception that one must button the button bottom to be tasteful. It's not the same as a suit jacket.
     


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    My experience is that the Italians tend to cut a vest 5 buttons to button all five. The Brits cut the vest 6 buttons to button 5. In that case, the last button is not in the right place to button.

    For example,

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    I thought this post was informative.


     
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    Opps, just owned myself there.
     


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    Not so. Steed makes all the buttons on their waistcoats functional, by default. I asked Edwin about this exact thing the first time he made me a waistcoat. Let's just say he reacted with distaste at the suggestion of a non-functional bottom button.

    I did recently buy a RTW waistcoat from Cording's, and it only has five buttons total. Leaving the fifth button undone on this waistcoat would leave the last button somewhere around my navel. So, I bite the bullet when I wear it and button all the buttons. Total parvenu, I know.
     
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