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Old 08-11-07, 03:47 PM   #1
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Buttoned or unbuttoned?

Warning: No laughing or I'll come into your homes and eat all your chocolate chip cookies leaving behind only oatmeal raisin. Trust me. I'll do it!

I bought a suit at DI for 18$. It seriously looked like it could fit a 6'5'' man. Really. So I had a friends mom hook it up. Everything was fixed size wise and length wise other than the length of the coat. It looks so long it could almost be one of those sailor coats.

So I ask you this. Buttoned? Or unbuttoned? Dun dun dun....

I only ask this because.. honestly I think it looks goofy buttoned up because of it's length.



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Old 08-11-07, 04:01 PM   #2
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Old 08-11-07, 04:04 PM   #3
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Old 08-11-07, 04:08 PM   #4
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Yes, but unbuttoned I look like some dude out of the X files. All I need is a compact glock and I'll be sittin' pretty.
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Old 08-11-07, 04:15 PM   #5
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Buttoned you look like an undertaker with a tude.
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Old 08-11-07, 04:18 PM   #6
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So. Undertaker look, or sexy X files mulder with glock look. Choices.. choices.
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Add a fedora AND a Glock, you'll be set in the Irish Mafia.
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I honestly think it looks better buttoned. It just looks weird having a coat that big floppin around unbuttoned.
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Old 08-11-07, 04:25 PM   #9
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I like oatmeal raisin cookies, so I guess I'm allowed to laugh.

Anyway, I'd say go buttoned for business, unbuttoned for a more casual look. Oh, since I'm allowed to laugh since I don't fear getting my chocolate chip cookies eaten...




Just kidding... you look good in that suit.
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I am just glad my prayers were answered and this thread was dealing with the suit jacket and not the trousers. Get a belt and have your right arm surgically shortened, as it appears to be about 6" longer than your left.

I am not sure that there is anything that buttoning or unbottoning could do to improve the way that jacket looks on its victim, I mean, errrrr model.
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Old 08-11-07, 04:42 PM   #11
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PLEASE go get that suit fitted. It costs less than you think to have it taken in by a tailor.

Little things like that will amaze you in how easily you can pull it together and clean up when needed.
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+1 , Dipper said what I was trying to say in a much better way. I could have been polite if I wanted to, which I didnt.
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Old 08-11-07, 04:55 PM   #15
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+1


Either have the arms lengthened, or the shirt arms shortened. At the very least, Jon, go see a pro tailor, and get a pro opinion as to where to go from here if you want to have one really nice suit for any purpose, be it funerals, interviews, weddings, or mission.

By the way, in general, you clean up really nice. Proud of my Foo-grandson.

Edit: looks like you have nice collar stays, or is that a button-down collar?
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Old 08-11-07, 05:17 PM   #16
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If you button, it's only one and open is equally appropriate, unless you are at a funeral, then it's all of them.
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Standing - buttoned
Sitting - unbuttoned

Get it properly fitted and you will definately need a new tie.
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I am with Jsharr, it took a while for me to build up enough courage to open this thread - what with the underwear modeling and all...
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This is all messing me up.

Jon with a haircut and a suit and tie? I'm not used to this. I'm used to seeing fishnet stockings, pink shirts and duct tape.

What is going on here? You turning all Mormony on us since you went to Utah? You were granted your special undies, weren't you?
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Jon, for once, don't listen to Siu. I can listen to her all day and night if need be. You look fine.

But, seriuouly, you should take that same get-up to a good tailor, and say, "Make me look professional." And cough up the dough for the pro fitting. After that, you have one really good suit, for whatever purpose. Unless you get taller or, um, wider....

Meh. Just some friendly VV advice....
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This is all messing me up.

Jon with a haircut and a suit and tie? I'm not used to this. I'm used to seeing fishnet stockings, pink shirts and duct tape.

What is going on here? You turning all Mormony on us since you went to Utah? You were granted your special undies, weren't you?


I'm still that other guy, just trying to look presentable when the time calls. Plus the suit was 18$ !!!! chaps ralph lauren. Good price. I just got a pair of 70$ leather shoes, marked down to 50$, half off for getting a sears card, and I had some left over gift cards, ended up costing 15$. They are slip ons too.

To VV, Siu is just playing, plus I value her opinion always.

Everyone else. I should have shown you the suit before it got fixed up. The pants were 6 inches too long, the arms were 4 inches too long, and it could have fit a 300 lb man. I took it to a friends mom who was a professional seamstress. She hemmed the sleeves, and pant legs, she reduced the crotch, moved over the buttons, and took out about 3-4 inches of the coat so it would be snugger. She did everything she could with the way the seam placement was on this suit. My only wish is for the coat to be 3-4 inches less in length.
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Please, Jon, show us the suit afterward.

I'm eager to see the work of your seamstress. Every man should have one all-occasion suit.

I like longer suit-coats. Reminds me of the suth'un blake. Google that. Sech-say. Heh.
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This IS the suit afterward.

Everything fits me in length. I asked for the sleeves to be shorter so the shirt goes past a little.
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Wow, you mean like this Vega?

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This IS the suit afterward.

Everything fits me in length. I asked for the sleeves to be shorter so the shirt goes past a little.
I see no pics yet. But the description is reassuring.
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