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Buttoning the top button of a jacket

I think every man looks best if he buttons the bottom button of his jacket. Buttoning the top button makes a man look weak, unless you're an actual bodybuilder.

Who else agrees that buttoning the top button of a jacket makes a man look terrible?

by Anonymousreply 2203/11/2013

[all posts by right wing shit-stain # a removed.]

by Anonymousreply 101/27/2013

Check out this photo. The guy looks horrible with the top button buttoned. It makes his shoulders look narrow and it makes his waist & hips look wide. Who wants that??

by Anonymousreply 201/27/2013

Its a matter of your personal style and the occasion.

by Anonymousreply 301/27/2013

So why put the top button there in the first place if it is so offensive to folks?

Yikes, the things people worry about.

by Anonymousreply 401/27/2013

Those photos are a joke. The "suit" jacket he's. wearing is a cheap ,ill-fitting rag that no one wth sense or taste would ever wear. Or brains

by Anonymousreply 501/27/2013

The rules in that linked article were too absolute for me. And I agree with R5 re those jackets in those photos being poor examples to illustrate the rules.

by Anonymousreply 601/27/2013

as long as brown shoes are only worn with earth tones, who cares.

by Anonymousreply 701/27/2013

Back when "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" was on, Carson Kressley called the top, middle, and bottom jacket buttons "always, sometimes, and never."

by Anonymousreply 801/27/2013

On a related note ... if you're not wearing a tie, DO NOT button the top shirt button!

by Anonymousreply 901/27/2013

All over the internet & fashion world people INSIST that you never button the bottom button. They are insistent on it. They constantly call it a fashion faux pas.

But they are full of shit. Every man looks more manly with the bottom button buttoned.

It's time to revolt against the fascist fashionistas.

by Anonymousreply 1001/27/2013

The sartorial rule I've always heard for using buttons when you want to button a three button jacket, from top to bottom, is:

(Top) Sometimes

(Middle) Always

(Bottom) Never

by Anonymousreply 1101/27/2013

[quote]Buttoning the top button makes a man look weak,


by Anonymousreply 1201/27/2013

R11, you will look better if you free yourself of that sartorial rule and quit buttoning the top button. Doing that makes you look pear-shaped.

by Anonymousreply 1303/10/2013

If there are only 2 buttons, the only button you use is the top button. Three buttons have faded out of fashion again. They'll be back, but you wont find them in fashionable stores now.

by Anonymousreply 1403/10/2013

[quote][R11], you will look better if you free yourself of that sartorial rule and quit buttoning the top button. Doing that makes you look pear-shaped.

And posting like that makes you sound like a nelly hysteric.

by Anonymousreply 1503/10/2013

I just hope I live long enough for this current abomination of a suit cut goes out of style.

by Anonymousreply 1603/10/2013

Nothing looks worst than the center button closed with tie sticking out below.

by Anonymousreply 1703/10/2013

When Ryan Gosling is in a suit, he always has the top button buttoned.

It's for slim guys.

by Anonymousreply 1803/10/2013


by Anonymousreply 1903/10/2013

"this current abomination of a suit cut goes out of style."

Which one?

by Anonymousreply 2003/10/2013

Never the bottom. Indicates that you're an idiot.

Top if it's two bottom, middle if it's three button.

Sometimes top and middle if it's 3-button.

by Anonymousreply 2103/10/2013

OP paid $18 to start a button thread!!!!

by Anonymousreply 2203/11/2013
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