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BruceWayne
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One button suit as a summer associate

Postby BruceWayne » Sun Mar 04, 2012 5:23 pm

No, hell no, or "if it looks appropriate outside of the button count it's OK"?

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Re: One button suit as a summer associate

Postby handsonthewheel » Sun Mar 04, 2012 5:34 pm

If it's a firm where everyone wears suits all of the time, I'd hesitate to wear it because it's going to look relatively casual. If the firm is more of a business-casual, then I'd say yes.

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Re: One button suit as a summer associate

Postby Cupidity » Sun Mar 04, 2012 5:37 pm

Everyone knows it only counts as a suit if you HAVE two button and USE one.

But seriously, wear your one button suit.

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Re: One button suit as a summer associate

Postby Old Gregg » Sun Mar 04, 2012 5:41 pm

Never. You probably won't get no offered for it, but it will be noticed. It's a waste of money, though. Focus on two button suits. One is enough for the summer if your office is business casual.

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Re: One button suit as a summer associate

Postby BruceWayne » Sun Mar 04, 2012 5:42 pm

handsonthewheel wrote:If it's a firm where everyone wears suits all of the time, I'd hesitate to wear it because it's going to look relatively casual. If the firm is more of a business-casual, then I'd say yes.


Everyone wears suits but they take off their jackets most of the time.

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Re: One button suit as a summer associate

Postby kalvano » Sun Mar 04, 2012 5:52 pm

If it's a casual firm, then sure. Just not to court, if that's applicable to your job. If it's a more traditional firm, then don't.

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Re: One button suit as a summer associate

Postby Old Gregg » Sun Mar 04, 2012 6:00 pm

BruceWayne wrote:
handsonthewheel wrote:If it's a firm where everyone wears suits all of the time, I'd hesitate to wear it because it's going to look relatively casual. If the firm is more of a business-casual, then I'd say yes.


Everyone wears suits but they take off their jackets most of the time.


It's too fashion-forward. As far as dress code is concerned, law firms are the most conservative workplaces out there.

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Re: One button suit as a summer associate

Postby romothesavior » Sun Mar 04, 2012 6:08 pm

kalvano wrote:If it's a casual firm, then sure. Just not to court, if that's applicable to your job. If it's a more traditional firm, then don't.

This, but I'll add that they pretty much universally look ridiculous. Go ask the Mens Fashion/ Style thread and see what they say.

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Re: One button suit as a summer associate

Postby DallasCowboy » Sun Mar 04, 2012 6:27 pm

http://www.askmen.com/fashion/trends_200/216_fashion_men.html

I have no idea if this is a credible source, but I ran a Google. It says "do not think about wearing a one-button suit to work."

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Re: One button suit as a summer associate

Postby skers » Mon Mar 05, 2012 4:44 pm

I don't think you should wear a one button suit ever.

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Re: One button suit as a summer associate

Postby 20130312 » Mon Mar 05, 2012 4:51 pm

TemporarySaint wrote:I don't think you should wear a one button suit ever.


This.

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Re: One button suit as a summer associate

Postby Weez11 » Mon Mar 05, 2012 4:53 pm

My rule: Always 3 button suits. For buttons, from top down follow the rule, "Sometimes, always, never."

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Re: One button suit as a summer associate

Postby 20130312 » Mon Mar 05, 2012 5:01 pm

Weez11 wrote:My rule: Always 3 button suits.


That's an awful rule unless you're 6'3"+

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Re: One button suit as a summer associate

Postby mrloblaw » Mon Mar 05, 2012 5:35 pm

The correct answer is "Why in God's name do you own a one button suit?"

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Re: One button suit as a summer associate

Postby lawyerwannabe » Mon Mar 05, 2012 5:40 pm

Didn't even know they made one-button suits . . .

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Re: One button suit as a summer associate

Postby romothesavior » Mon Mar 05, 2012 8:21 pm

InGoodFaith wrote:
Weez11 wrote:My rule: Always 3 button suits.


That's an awful rule unless you're 6'3"+

I think a three-button is a nice way to mix it up, but always 3-button? Pretty silly rule. The two is a staple of every man's suit wardrobe.

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Re: One button suit as a summer associate

Postby MachineLemon » Mon Mar 05, 2012 8:36 pm

OP, just suck it and pay your tailor to replace the buttons that fell off. Geez, the stinginess is astounding...

:lol:

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Re: One button suit as a summer associate

Postby klaatu » Mon Mar 05, 2012 8:58 pm

Weez11 wrote:My rule: Always 3 button suits. For buttons, from top down follow the rule, "Sometimes, always, never."


Also, don't forget your time machine back to 1994.

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Re: One button suit as a summer associate

Postby kalvano » Mon Mar 05, 2012 9:04 pm

klaatu wrote:
Weez11 wrote:My rule: Always 3 button suits. For buttons, from top down follow the rule, "Sometimes, always, never."


Also, don't forget your time machine back to 1994.


Says the guy with a username referencing a 60-year-old movie.

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Re: One button suit as a summer associate

Postby Rule_of_Law » Mon Mar 05, 2012 9:32 pm

Weez11 wrote:My rule: Always 3 button suits. For buttons, from top down follow the rule, "Sometimes, always, never."


I wasn't aware that members of Boyz 2 Men were gracing the TLS forums. Awesome.

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Talk about the blind leading the blind.

On a side note: A 3 button jacket can be great, if its a roll-over. You never button up the top button on these, as the 3rd (top button) is basically vestigial and the button hole is in the lapel. See J. Press for some good examples of this style.
OP: Take your 1 button back to Ozwald Boateng and ask him to stick another button on there. But seriously, just go pick up a 346 from Brooks in Charcoal or Navy. As the guys above me have said: law is conservative.

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Re: One button suit as a summer associate

Postby r6_philly » Mon Mar 05, 2012 10:13 pm

MachineLemon wrote:OP, just suck it and pay your tailor to replace the buttons that fell off. Geez, the stinginess is astounding...

:lol:


:lol:

Seriously, I don't know what a one button suit looks like, so this was what I was thinking.

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Re: One button suit as a summer associate

Postby BruceWayne » Tue Mar 06, 2012 3:33 pm

LOL so clearly the answer to my question was "Hell no". Thanks.

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Re: One button suit as a summer associate

Postby 005618502 » Tue Mar 06, 2012 3:43 pm

MachineLemon wrote:OP, just suck it and pay your tailor to replace the buttons that fell off. Geez, the stinginess is astounding...

:lol:


Hahahaha




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