When it comes to choosing a stylish mens suit—everything matters…right down to the number of buttons on the suit. According to GQ magazine’s complete “How to Buy a Suit” guide, the first feature to consider after finding the right size is the number of buttons on the suit. Not only does it reveal a lot about the cut and the fit, but it may be the difference between what is in and what is not.
After being virtually unseen for a good 30 years, three-button designer suits made a huge comeback in the late 90s. Today, the three-button suit has become the traditional choice for young men everywhere. You will have no problem finding a great three-button suit at any retail outlet. GQ recommends a three-button suit with a roll-over lapel, instead of a high-cut lapel, so that when you fasten the middle button the lapel will naturally fold over and hide the top button.
Almost hard to find nowadays is the four-button suit, reminiscent of the zoot suits of the 1940s. According to GQ’s online blog Style Guy, at best it’s a fashion statement. But so far there is no style rule that says you can’t wear a four-button suit. In fact, because of how it complements their body type, the four-button suit usually appeals to various athletes and men seeking big and tall clothes. If you are going to wear a four-button suit, keep your style in check by buttoning every button except for the bottom one.
Then, there is the two-button suit. Two-button business suits used to appeal to the older, more conservative crowd; however, designers today have flooded the scene with sleek and modern variations. According to GQ, the two-button suit is “what’s most in style right now.” In a recent post on men.style.com/details, fashion designer Giorgio Armani suggests that, “a two-button suit is more timeless than a three- or a one-button.” But…if you are still not sure how many button to choose, consider Armani’s fourth rule of style: “The worst sartorial faux pas you can make is looking like you’re trying too hard. To develop your own individual style, really consider what suits you.”
So, whether you are searching for a two-three-or four-button suit, Menswear eCollection offers a wide variety of stylish mens suits so that you can look your best and stay within your budget.