We women fortunately don’t have too much to worry about when it comes to which buttons to button on our jackets. It’s important that the jacket fit well when it is buttoned, but we’re not obligated to wear it buttoned, even in the most professional of settings.
For men in the professional area, however, there are rules about how they should button their jackets, in particular the three-button jacket. It’s called the “Sometimes, Always, Never” rule: top button ‘sometimes’, middle button ‘always’, bottom button ‘never’.
This blog from The Art of Manliness summarizes the rule. Help the guys in your life, whether spouse, son or friend, look their professional best in their three-button jackets and share this with them. Because in fashion, sometimes you can break the rules, but always knowing the rules is better than never knowing them.