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The 10 Worst Fashion Mistakes: Men

Zac Frank

The Bottom Button


Suit jackets have two or three buttons. Regardless of the number, remember this simple rule. Never, ever, ever button the bottom button. For a two-button jacket, button the top one. For a three-button, the middle one and, if you like, the top one too.

Under no circumstances should the bottom button be fastened. For one, the suit will not move correctly on your body.

What’s more, when seated, men’s jackets should be unbuttoned. If not, they don’t hang correctly and make your body look strange. When you go to sit down, you shouldn’t be fumbling with buttons like you’re trying to extract yourself from a straight jacket. If only one is closed, one simple, clean motion has your coat open so you can sit down.

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