August 28, 2008  ·  mail  ·  style

Mailbag: Three Button Suits

Reader M.N.S. writes: "Is the three button suit out of style in 2008?" Answer: The three-button suit is never out of style. Two-button might be a better bet for social outings, but for anything happening before 8pm (like your entire workday) three is a great way to go, and good on you for bucking the trend regardless. This is a matter of personal style, and just how British, American, or Italian you culturally place yourself. If you go with three buttons, make sure to get one with a close, tailored fit. And always leave the third button undone. But you knew that.

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