A few years ago, we published a guest post on suit buttons, and one of the best things I got out of it was a handy way to remember the right way to button a three-button suit jacket.
It’s called the “sometimes, always, never” button rule.
Starting with the top button and working your way down:
- it’s sometimes appropriate to have the top button buttoned along with the middle one
- it’s always appropriate to have the middle button buttoned
- and you should never button the last button
Sometimes, always, never. Easy.