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Your suit jacket -wear it buttoned or unbuttoned?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by nielsmos, Mar 6, 2008.

  1. nielsmos

    nielsmos New Member

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    I like the feel and look of an unbuttoned 3 button suit jacket
     
  2. craig g

    craig g Well-Known Member

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    as long as its unbuttoned when sitting, you cant go wrong either way while standing imho.my dad hates 3 buttoned and insist`s that only the middle button be buttoned [​IMG]
     
  3. G.P.

    G.P. Active Member

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    i pretty much switch in between buttoned and unbuttoned,doesn't really matter,usually when i am sitting i will unbutton it,but not always.
     
  4. Bradford

    Bradford Senior member

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    I try to remember to button my suit jacket when I stand, but I sometimes forget.
     
  5. finch

    finch Senior member

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    I try to keep buttoned when upright, unbuttoned when seated. Sometimes I forget altogether and just go unbuttoned.
     
  6. academe

    academe Senior member

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    I like the feel and look of an unbuttoned 3 button suit jacket

    Hhhmm. I think it's a matter of personal preference and how your suit looks. I know there are conventions (e.g., buttoned when standing, unbuttoned when sitting), but there is also the matter of personal style, the occasion, etc.
     
  7. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Buttoned if wearing a shirt and tie
    Buttoned or unbuttoned if wearing a shirt and no tie
    Unbuttoned if wearing a vest or sweater as well
     
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    bigbris1 Senior member

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    I do unbuttoned while indoors & want to show belt when wearing chestnut shoes.
    Buttoned outdoors, and on 3 button coats middle button only.
    I've only worn a coat w/o a tie once (@ Radio City) buttoned outdoors, open indoors.
     
  9. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Buttoned standing, unbuttoned sitting for SB coats.
     
  10. Eustace Tilley

    Eustace Tilley Senior member

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    Always buttoned when standing
     
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    texas_jack Senior member

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    Depends on how hot I am.
     
  12. HomerJ

    HomerJ Senior member

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    I assume DB suits are always buttoned, even sitting?

    The jigger button is a PITA to do so I can't see myself unbuttoning when I sit in a DB.
     
  13. satorstyle

    satorstyle Senior member

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    Unbuttoned while standing, only when wearing jeans.
     
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    gumercindo Senior member

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    Buttoned if wearing a shirt and tie
    Buttoned or unbuttoned if wearing a shirt and no tie
    Unbuttoned if wearing a vest or sweater as well


    +1
     
  15. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I assume DB suits are always buttoned, even sitting?

    Yes.
     
  16. Prince

    Prince Senior member

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    Always unbuttoned when sitting down, but when I need to get up to grab something, I'm not going to button the jacket. I do button it when I know that I won't immediately sit down again.
     
  17. Suits You Sir!

    Suits You Sir! Well-Known Member

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    Buttoned when standing. Unbuttoned when seated.

    What's the point wearing a suit if you don't button it? An unbuttoned suit whilst standing or on the move always looks unkempt to me. I even hate it when the lower button on a 2-button jacket is undone. Yuk.
     
  18. Fade to Black

    Fade to Black Senior member

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    Buttoned if wearing a shirt and tie
    Buttoned or unbuttoned if wearing a shirt and no tie
    Unbuttoned if wearing a vest or sweater as well


    this is how i do it.
     
  19. Golf_Nerd

    Golf_Nerd Senior member

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    Buttoned when standing. Unbuttoned when seated.

    It's that easy!
     
  20. penguin vic

    penguin vic Senior member

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    I even hate it when the lower button on a 2-button jacket is undone. Yuk.
    Buttoning all the buttons on a jacket looks yuk to me ... except single button jackets of course ...
     

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