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Articles >>What is good for me - 3 or 4 button suits?



3 or 4 button suit?


Im a 20 year old guy who considers myself a little trendy looking to buy my first suit. I am trying to decide between a 3 or 4 button suit. I really like the look of more than 2 buttons. Are 4 button suits still good? If so, how long do you think they will be? What do you guys think? Thanks!

taittinger


Posts: 166
Registered: 3/6/05
Re: 3 or 4 button suit?
Posted: Mar 18, 2005 11:31 PM

If you only have one suit or, in your case, planning on it, I would stick with two or three button depending on your build. They are much more versatile. I think only athletes go with more than four nowadays.

taylormcd


Posts: 1,702
Registered: 12/19/04
Re: 3 or 4 button suit?
Posted: Mar 19, 2005 12:21 AM

Definitely not a four button.

youngp


Posts: 56
Registered: 3/17/05
Re: 3 or 4 button suit?
Posted: Mar 19, 2005 1:14 PM

go for a classic two button. three is conservative edgy and four+ buttons is more of an individual style. it works for some and others it does not. like i personally could never pair some sneakers with a suit...but some can, and they look great at it. so go with what makes you comfortable, but as a starter suit, go with two buttons.

hugoboss


Posts: 16
Registered: 3/8/05
Re: 3 or 4 button suit?
Posted: Mar 20, 2005 10:47 AM

Two button...

muman


Posts: 9
Registered: 3/18/05
Re: 3 or 4 button suit?
Posted: Mar 21, 2005 12:43 AM

Arent 2 button suits a little old man-ish? (by that I mean older than I am, such as a 35+ year old professional type). I am looking for something to wear to friends weddings, etc.

rolas99


Posts: 2
Registered: 3/20/05
Re: 3 or 4 button suit?
Posted: Mar 21, 2005 12:49 AM

have you seen the new trend??? if you want something stylish , the 2 button is now the way to go now. Dont go 4, you will date your suit and will look bad in a few years. 2 or 3 are safe bets. Like I said 2 is new thing now, after a long years of 3 predominace. but 3 stilll a good choice, if you want to go consevative. The 2 is staying here for a while, if you go a 2, get somethign very fit your body.

d2guy


Posts: 193
Registered: 3/13/05
Re: 3 or 4 button suit?
Posted: Mar 21, 2005 1:44 AM


i would suggest you buy three button if you dont like two button....i like the two button also but i like three too....yes depends on your build, if your quite tall like over 6 3 or 6 4, a four button is a good choice...

hmm 2 or 3 button suit !!
Posted: Jun 29, 2005 10:40 PM

hey guys, what do you think is more stylish 2 button suit or 3 button suit?

classy


Posts: 138
Registered: 4/2/05
Re: hmm 2 or 3 button suit !!
Posted: Jun 29, 2005 10:52 PM

I personally prefer 3 button suits

andy1


Posts: 725
Registered: 4/1/05
Re: hmm 2 or 3 button suit !!
Posted: Jun 29, 2005 11:29 PM


Facts:

1. A 2 button suit is typically a "fashion" suit for sport uses. So "stylishly" speaking a 2 button would be considered more fashion forward.

2. A 3 button suit is more of a classic piece used in everyday business uses. The 3 buton suit has more practical uses in the business/education/banking, etc... world.

I own a lot more 3 button suits because they seem to look better on me.

Go with what "best looks on you".

Good luck.

d2guy


Posts: 193
Registered: 3/13/05
Re: hmm 2 or 3 button suit !!
Posted: Jun 30, 2005 3:13 AM


you stated "stylish"....yes i definitely have to go with the 2 button suit or sportcoat (doesnt matter)....i own both two and three button suits or sportcoats, agreed with andy1, 3 button is a bit more for the business use

mediahound


Posts: 85
Registered: 4/12/05
Re: hmm 2 or 3 button suit !!
Posted: Jun 30, 2005 5:32 PM


folks, its not an issue of 2 or 3 buttons, but the cut of the sportcoat. for instance, i have a 2 button that looks very close to one of my 3 buttons because the top button is a bit high up etc so pay attention to the opening size when you button the top button and let that be the judge.


i agree, you should go with what looks best on you. but its a cut issue rather than an amount of buttons issue.


andy1


Posts: 725
Registered: 4/1/05
Re: hmm 2 or 3 button suit !!
Posted: Jun 30, 2005 7:05 PM


Mediahound were not talking about "sportcoats", or "blazers". Were talking about suits.

Traditionally speaking Three (3) button suits are for business or more conservative formats such as when I go to work. No matter where the buttons are located.

Two (2) button suits are more traditionally "sporty". You would wear a great 2 button suit to a club/party such as a casual New Years Eve Party.

Any more questions or comments please see the suit specialist in a better luxury department store such as the one I work in.

But again.... Wear what works best with your overall "look".



ironman


Posts: 17
Registered: 6/28/05
Re: hmm 2 or 3 button suit !!
Posted: Jun 30, 2005 9:45 PM


i agree with both andy and media hound.

The two button suit is a more casual look and not for business meetings. And a three button is a more professional look but you can still look stylish and look businss sauvy.

But.....the cut has a alot to do with the way the suit fits a person. i usually get sport cuts on all my suits because it fits my frame. but i do also own a lot of three button suits with a more traditional tailor.

so as they both said.....go with what looks good on you

hewsinator


Posts: 54
Registered: 3/26/05
Re: hmm 2 or 3 button suit !!
Posted: Jun 30, 2005 10:16 PM


I think a big part of your decision should be how many suits you already own. If this is gonna be your first suit, use it for weddings, funerals, and interviews, go 3 button with a classic cut. If you have 2 or 3 suits already, hell, even another one, get a "fashion" 2 button.

At the moment it would seem that 2 buttons are more "stylish." But 3 buttons will never be out of style, Think of all the poor suckers who bought a 4 button a while ago.

barrister


Posts: 71
Registered: 6/28/05
Re: hmm 2 or 3 button suit !!
Posted: Jun 30, 2005 11:59 PM


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