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I was fortunate in obtaining a new Oxxford peaked lapel single button Tuxedo in my size from ebay. And it has cuffs that button and the buttons in a little plastic bag. My question:
How many buttons per cuff and how and where should they be placed?
Thanks in advance for your help.
Gurdon
PS: I do not plan to wear it with cowboy boots.
 

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Hello,

I am also about to make a dinner jacket and I was wondering how many buttons to put on the sleeves. It will be a single breasted, peak lapel, single button. I am of slight, slim build, and only 1.65m tall.

Thank you.

Clarence
 

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Is there any particular reason why there should be 4 buttons?

I do not know what the 'traditional' standard is, but it just seems to me that 1 button in front and 4 buttons on the sleeves don't go together very well.

Do more buttons indicate more formality?

Clarence
 

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Romana1911 said:
Almost every jacket I can think of has four buttons, whether it is a tailcoat or a linen blazer. Just one of those things...
I have some with 4 some with 3 some with 2. It's all personal preference. Charles (Prince) has a blaer with 5 sleeve buttons. Spcing is also arbitrary I have seen coats with overlapping buttons and have seen coats with buttons quite far apart (X Men 3, Superman Returns)
 

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jml90 said:
Charles (Prince) has a blaer with 5 sleeve buttons.
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I think thats derived from the Welsh Guards who have 5 buttons on the sleeves of their military tunics.
Other regiments have their own figurations such as "two and two" (Coldstream?). Hackett copied this for their "SR" line a few years back.

An old tailor once told me the following "rule" re cuff buttons..

2 for odd jkts
3 for lounge suits
4 for tails
5 if you are the Prince of Wales

I have never followed it and usually have four on all my suits and jkts unless it is a linen or cotton when I have 2 (1" spacing)
 

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Gurdon:

Four sleeve buttons were made standard by British tailors, but Italian tailors tend to favor three. It's really your choice.

The first button, the one nearest the hand, should be 1 1/4 inch from the bottom of the jacket sleeve.

Quality sleeve buttons "kiss" or touch.
 

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Andy said:
Gurdon:

Four sleeve buttons were made standard by British tailors, but Italian tailors tend to favor three. It's really your choice.

The first button, the one nearest the hand, should be 1 1/4 inch from the bottom of the jacket sleeve.

Quality sleeve buttons "kiss" or touch.
I don't beleive that last statement look at PAtrick Stewart's suit their and I doubt the suit is of low quality
 

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"I don't beleive that last statement look at PAtrick Stewart's suit their and I doubt the suit is of low quality"

Hopefully you come here to learn. Andy is right, according to both Savile Row and Neopolitan standards.

Most contemporary movie suits are made as inexpensively as possible. No pockets. No linings. Don't believe what you see. Do believe what you read here.
 

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it use to was long long ago. one button jacket had one button on the sleeve, two button had two on sleeve three button had three on sleeve. then ready to wear had a great idea, four button on sleeve. attention all salesmen, tell your customers that four sleeve buttons indicates a superior suit to the three button sleeve.
 
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