It’s amazing how the fashion cycle functions! One trend is out whereas there’s that ” it item” to obtain. With that being said, I remember not to long ago 3 button jackets (i.e. suits, blazers, sport-coats, etc) were frowned upon because they were considered outdated. To be honest, I have also fallen for that sartorial trap (within the exception of my Thom Browne blazer for Neiman Marcus Target collection). On the flip side, revolutionary designers such Junya Wantanabe, Raf Simons, and Dior Homme decided to fight against the fashion norm while challenging its “sartorial etiquette” . In fact, they have been embracing this for the past few seasons in their collections. Based on proper suiting, its been a golden rule to only button the middle button (occasionally the first 2) and never button all three! However, these designers counter attacked with the utilization of all three! It does look appealing, but its not for everyone. I question whether if this will strike a vengeance as a major trend for others to fall sheep for or another trend to defy the old-fashioned rules (i.e. not wearing white after labor day).
Christmas 2012 was not really a bad holiday after all. To be quite honest, I was not really expecting to get any gifts. I honestly felt like Ralphie from “A Christmas Story” because one of the gifts which made my day was the Thom Browne blazer from the Neiman Marcus Target collection. I was actually glad my girlfriend decided to surprise me with such a gift. 3 button suits does not really tickle my fancy; however the fitting and minor detailing truly suffice the overall look. I am loving for the fact its the fraction cost of an average Thom Browne blazer. After us spending money on the kid, its great someone gives you want you want for the holidays.