Although a lot of custom tailored suit. That’s because tailoring knows no age: it’s timeless. Clint Eastwood proved this recently at the premiere of his movie Jersey Boys. The 84-year old actor looked amazing in a funky, pinstriped, black suit, paired with a patterned, brown tie.
The three-buttoned “look” has seen a resurgence in popularity recently thanks to the likes of Andrew Garfield and Ryan Reynolds. Their championing of the high jacket gorge and a long, straight silhouette easily rivals the two-button suit for most chic suit of the year. Eastwood proves that the look isn’t just suited to young, twenty- and thirty-something men; more mature, distinguished men can get in on the action too.
If you’ve ever wondered what the etiquette is when it comes to three jacket buttons, remember the “sometimes, always, never” rule. What this means: Starting from the top, sometimes button it; in the middle: always button it; at the bottom: never button it! Clint Eastwood has it down and so should you. But what’s the rationale behind this rule, I hear you say? With a three button jacket, you’re advised to always button the middle button because this will accentuate your waist and the flare around your hips. Buttoning the bottom button, on the other hand, will spoil this elegant shape. Buttoning the top bottom is just about preference.