Q. Which buttons
do I button on my suit jacket?
A. Suits are available now in 1 button, 2 button, 3 button,
4 button, 6 button and more! So which do you button? Unless
it’s a 1-button suit, never, ever, button the bottom
button. This is just for decoration. The bottom button is too
low on your hip to button properly without making the jacket
buckle and make it difficult to walk.
• On a 2-button suit button only the top button.
• On a 3-button suit button the top 2 or the middle 1 (Resist all temptation
to button just the top button or risk arrest by the fashion police).
• On a 4-button suit button the top 3 or the middle 2.
• 6 or more buttons? Either leave the coat open or button all but the
lower buttons placed where the coat begins to flair out near your hips.
Pleats or flat front?
A. Pleats are more comfortable, flat fronts are more sleek.
Generally we are seeing younger customers begin to try flat
fronts, often with a 2 button side vent suit. The majority
of men are sticking with pleated front slacks. Forget about
3 and 4 pleat models, stick with 1 or 2 pleats.
Q. Cuffs or plain
A. Pleats = cuff (generally 1.75”), Flat front = straight
hem. Exceptions: Tuxedos Never, Ever cuff a formal pant (fashion
police will arrest you and throw out the key!). Pleated pants
may be finished with a plain cuff, however, they balance out
better and hang better with the extra weight of the pant cuff.