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Blazer/jacket Undone Or Done Up?  
User currently offlinePilot kaz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 10 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1901 times:

Which do you prefer when wearing a suit/ formal clothing.

undone or done up?

for me when its cold done up, when its warm no jacket at all  Big grin

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User currently offlineAndreas From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 6104 posts, RR: 31
Reply 1, posted (9 years 10 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1891 times:

Quite simple, my Dear: That depends...as usual!  Big grin Big grin


Single-Breasted suit: Can be left unbuttoned, if there is no representative occasion like greeting someone or opening up a meeting, then done up of course, BUT: Always leave the lower button undone, full buttoning up of a single-breaster indicates ignorance  Big grin

Double-breasted suit: Always buttoned up, leaving it undone looks just extremely uncool and dumb!

No jacket at all: In a meeting, but always let the guy at the top decide, or the client, if they say "let's get rid of the jackets", it's ok, but you can keep it on if you like, that wouldn't be considered impolite, the other way round (taking it off while everybody keeps it on) is very impolite.

Does that help?



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User currently onlineZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7082 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (9 years 10 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1879 times:

Done up, otherwise it could look quite sloppy.

User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12082 posts, RR: 18
Reply 3, posted (9 years 10 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1875 times:
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Having the buttons done up makes you look more respectable and more formal. I prefer wearing a blazer.

User currently onlineZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7082 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (9 years 10 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1872 times:

Blazer and Jacket, theres a difference?

User currently offlineUTA_flyingHIGH From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 51
Reply 5, posted (9 years 10 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1869 times:

That looks like one of my threads Kazzie Big grin

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User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12082 posts, RR: 18
Reply 6, posted (9 years 10 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1868 times:
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ZKSUJ

Yes there is a difference between a Blazer and a Jacket.
A Blazer has two lower pockets with covering flaps and usually has one top open pocket.
A Jacket is the same shape but has two lower open pockets and one top open pocket.


User currently offlineRyanb741 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 3221 posts, RR: 16
Reply 7, posted (9 years 10 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1865 times:

Exactly what Andreas said. Suit etiquette (and lack of it) really bugs me. If you know how to dress properly for business, it is worth an extra 10% to you in terms of salary and commissions. Trust me - it works. Best of all try to get a bespoke suit and clean it regularly. If you look the part you will act the part. Oh and gents, no large silver buckles on shoes please. It's soooo 'work experience trainee'.


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User currently offlinePilot kaz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 10 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1854 times:

Basically I started this thread because I am bored sh*tless at school and keep playing with the buttons on my blazer, so it made me wonder about blazers.

yes I'm that bored lol


User currently offlineAndreas From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 6104 posts, RR: 31
Reply 9, posted (9 years 10 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1840 times:

Understood Kaz, but now at least you know how to play with your buttons (ahem, no pun intended) in CORRECT STYLE...so tonight you'll go home thinking "WOW! I learned something for life today"  Big grin Big grin Now isn't that great?


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User currently onlineZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7082 posts, RR: 12
Reply 10, posted (9 years 10 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1799 times:

Thanks 777, I never knew there was a difference until now.

User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11607 posts, RR: 60
Reply 11, posted (9 years 10 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1788 times:

Well, I'm glad I'm not the only one made the wear a Blazer at school, although I always keep mine undone. Reason; people at my school have a tendency to swipe their hands down the middle busting the buttons off.

Dan



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User currently offlineTheCoz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (9 years 10 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1780 times:

It's too hot to wear a jacket here pretty much all the time. I definately vote for no jacket at all.

User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16239 posts, RR: 56
Reply 13, posted (9 years 10 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1774 times:

Always undone for me. I wear nice suits and blazers so leaving them unbuttoned is still very professional. I can also breath better and feel more comfortable when my jacket is untied.

Also, for me, I have a flat stomach and moderate V shaped torso, so I'm very comfortable having my dress shirt or a golf shirt highlight my build without a jacket covering it up.








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User currently onlineZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7082 posts, RR: 12
Reply 14, posted (9 years 10 months 22 hours ago) and read 1748 times:

Hahah, I was never made to wear a blazer at scvhool except on occasions like prizegiving etc.. but our uniform was more or less an ugly breathable t-shirt.

User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12082 posts, RR: 18
Reply 15, posted (9 years 10 months 13 hours ago) and read 1724 times:
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ZKSUJ
Wearing a school/college Blazer shows your pride in your school/college. I would rather wear a blazer as my college uniform instead of a t-shirt


User currently offlineUnattendedbag From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 2323 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (9 years 9 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1704 times:

777ER wrote:
"Yes there is a difference between a Blazer and a Jacket.
A Blazer has two lower pockets with covering flaps and usually has one top open pocket.
A Jacket is the same shape but has two lower open pockets and one top open pocket."



Im sorry, but 777ER has misinformed you.

A Blazer is normally thought of as being a single color, usually blue or black and has gold or silver buttons.

A Sport Coat will have a color pattern or weave that at a glance will not appear solid. Sport coats do not have gold or silver buttons.

The shape and style of the pockets has nothing to do with the type of jacket it is. And for the record, the lower pockets that do not have the flap are called besom pockets and are found on suits, sport coats and blazers.



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User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12082 posts, RR: 18
Reply 17, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1662 times:
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Unattendedbag

Well sorry but I asked my grandad and he told me. He is 82 years old, so I think he would know better


User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13478 posts, RR: 62
Reply 18, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1658 times:
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Well sorry but I asked my grandad and he told me. He is 82 years old, so I think he would know better

Is he a tailor or in some sort of men's garment business that would give him special knowledge? Just being 82 years old doesn't make your grandfather the foremost authority on things.




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User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12082 posts, RR: 18
Reply 19, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1650 times:
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No he is not, but he use to be, he use to buy all the suits for the company that he use to work for etc.....Would an 82 yr old person still work? My uncle owns a suit hire shop thou.

User currently offlineBeowulf From Singapore, joined Jul 2003, 730 posts, RR: 14
Reply 20, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1646 times:

Hi,

With a single-breasted jacket always leave the lower/lowest button undone, as has been said. I always undo the buttons when I sit down because it makes it look better; when I stand or walk buttons done up. Everything else looks sloppy, in my opinion.  Wink/being sarcastic


User currently offlineUnattendedbag From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 2323 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1636 times:

Im sorry your grandfather mislead you, sigh. Up until a year ago, I sold mens suits and accoutrements for four years and I thought I was correct. Just to verify, I called my friend who has been selling suits for over 10 years. He was able to validate my position.  Sad

I suggest you get an 'updated' opinion.  Smile



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User currently offlineBabybus From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1629 times:

Apparently the etiquette is that the jacket is done up while standing and undone for sitting.

While sitting the stomach bulges out and if the jacket was done up the jacket would look distorted.

Done up or not doesn't bother me but people who leave the brand label on the sleeve bugs me real bad.



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