Andreas From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 6104 posts, RR: 33 Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 months ago) and read 1721 times:
Quite simple, my Dear: That depends...as usual!
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
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.
777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 11655 posts, RR: 17 Reply 6, posted (9 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1698 times:
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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.
Ryanb741 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 3221 posts, RR: 16 Reply 7, posted (9 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1695 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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Andreas From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 6104 posts, RR: 33 Reply 9, posted (9 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1670 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" Now isn't that great?
PlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11502 posts, RR: 62 Reply 11, posted (9 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1618 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.
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Unattendedbag From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 2282 posts, RR: 2 Reply 16, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1534 times:
"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.
Beowulf From Singapore, joined Jul 2003, 728 posts, RR: 15 Reply 20, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1476 times:
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.
Unattendedbag From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 2282 posts, RR: 2 Reply 21, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1466 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.