Information about Men’s Single Breasted Suit
Single breasted men’s suit means a suit with a coat or jacket having single row of buttons and a narrow overlap of fabric while a double-breasted suit has a wider overlap and two parallel rows of buttons. Single breasted suits are buttoned while standing.
In a Three Button Single breasted suits,
- Any number of the three buttons can be done up, but if one, it is the middle one, if two, it is the middle and top ones. The bottom button is rarely done up.
- Three-buttons suits present a couple of special situations. In the case of three-button suits with lapels that roll over the top button, the top button should not be fastened. These are typically older three-button jackets and contemporary three-button suits are not normally designed this way.
- With a typical three-button suit made today, one has the option of buttoning only the middle button in the manner of the old three-button cuts, or following the rule of buttoning every button but the bottom-most one. Both are acceptable.
- Three-button Suit is very trendy.
In Two Button Single breasted suits
- It is only appropriate to button the top button, when sitting the jacket is unbuttoned. Go for the two button single breasted suit if buying suit first time.
- Two button single breasted suit is an essential suit in wardrobe.
- Two Button Single-breasted suit is ideal for year round wear
Single breasted suits are classic suits for all kinds of occasions. It is perfect suits for every man.
Types of buttons
Buttons are very important aspect of suit. The selection of buttons depends on style, design, fabric and colors of the suit. Buttons are commonly measured in lignes also called lines and abbreviated L, with 40 lignes equal to 1 inch. Some standard sizes of buttons are 18L i.e. 11.43 mm, standard button of mens' shirts and 32L i.e. 20.32mm, typical button on suit jackets.
There are various types of buttons as follows
Shank buttons: This buttons have a small ring or a bar with a hole called the shank protruding from the back of the button, through which thread is sewn to attach the button.
Covered buttons: This buttons are fabric-covered forms with a separate back piece that secures the fabric over the knob.
Flat or sew-through buttons: This buttons have two or four holes punched through the button through which the thread is sewn to attach the button.
Worked or cloth buttons: This buttons are created by embroidering or crocheting tight stitches usually with linen thread over a knob or ring called a form.
Mandarin buttons: This buttons are knobs made of intricately knotted strings. Pairs of mandarin buttons worn as cuff links are called silk knots.