Your suit jacket -wear it buttoned or unbuttoned?

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  1. 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.
     
  2. Suits You Sir!

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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.
     
  3. 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.
     
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    Buttoned when standing. Unbuttoned when seated.

    It's that easy!
     
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    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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    SoCal2NYC Fashion Hayzus

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    I'm sitting at my desk right now with a 2 btn suit on....what do I do??
     
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    I'm sitting at my desk right now with a 2 btn suit on....what do I do??

    Turn off Styleforum and get to work!
     
  8. JayJay

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    Buttoned when standing. Unbuttoned when seated.

    It's that easy!

    That's easy enough for me.
     
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    Always Suited 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.
    Exactly! Like wearing a tie that is loosened, pointless.
     
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    I even hate it when the lower button on a 2-button jacket is undone. Yuk.
    Exactly!

    No [​IMG]
     
  11. G.P.

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    almost noone ever buttons all buttons on a suit,it's just not what you do,unless of course it is a 1 button.
     
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    Buttoned standing; unbuttoned sitting.

    Got to button it standing, its how the jacket's designed.
     
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    no buttoning the bottom button.

    perhaps it's just me, but i always think a buttoned suit with no tie looks exactly as it is: something is missing.

    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.
     
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    The rule is that you always wear it buttoned when standing and can undo the buttons when sitting, to releave the pressure on them.
     
  15. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    In an interview, Tom Ford said he goes around at parties and buttons guys jackets, because, buttoning the jacket is the easiest way for a man to look good and trim.
     

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