There are many “rules” in men’s fashion, and two of the most prevalent are broken in this J.Lindeberg herringbone jacket:
1. Never buy a 3 button suit/blazer.
2. Never fasten the bottom button of a jacket/blazer (unless it’s a 1-button).
Traditionally, the sartorially inclined shy away from recommending 3-button blazers and suits as they tend to be boxy and create unflattering and outdated lines when compared to a more modern 2-button suit. We also say that the bottom button of a jacket should never be clasped, as it diminishes the flow of the garment and creates a rather tight, uncomfortable and restricted look.
The reason why both of these rules can be broken here is that the buttons are set much higher than on a normal jacket, cut to create a nice, open “v” shape with the lapels when the bottom two button are fastened.
If we were to adopt the normal style rules with a jacket such as this, which implore us to button the top two buttons and leaving the bottom unclasped, we would end up with an almost comically high “v” shape in the lapels, as the top button is set irregularly high.
So, gentlemen, a quick and easy to absorb post today whose purpose is nothing more than to demonstrate that style rules can be broken and, when done well, produces some glorious results.