Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Button Up

(Source: The Sartorialist)
It's not universally understood how to button a jacket up. Convention dictates that the last button is never done up and this stems from King Edward VII. As he put on weight he unbuttoned the last button on his jacket to give him some relief and the gentry followed suit. The convention has stuck probably because it is a less rigid way of wearing a jacket and looks better as well.

Always leave the bottom jacket button unbuttoned to be sartorially correct.


  1. I love that cool fact! How fab..... Thanks Marc!

  2. Is this the case with double-breasted too? And what about if you have a four button suit?

  3. Yes, with all double breasted jackets leave the last one unbuttoned. With a single breasted 4 button you can leave the last and also the second last button undone but with this jacket you can also do all 4 up.