Bottom suit button to hide medical problems?

Because I have a medical problem, I think that suit jackets look much better on me with the bottom button closed? Is this OK?

I had a serious illness and had surgery. My small intestine now exits through my abdomen. I wear an ostomy pouch to the right of my belly button – this causes a small bulge. I also have a parastomal hernia around the ostomy – and it causes a much larger bulge. It’s a bulge about the size of half a large grapefruit to the right and a bit lower than my belly button. So my abdomen is uneven – it bulges on the right side.

I’ve been shopping for suits and no matter what size I try on, the jacket front will never lie flat. With only one button done, the skirt of the jacket flares open and shows the bottom of my shirt. I am trying fuller, classic cut suits, not trim fit. I find this quite distracting that my shirt shows below the top button – I think it looks sloppy. I feel that when a jacket is buttoned and I’m standing in relaxed position, the jacket should cover the lower part of the shirt. If I button the lowest button, the front of the suit covers my shirt nicely.

Many clothing sales people act as though I’m committing some terrible fashion crime by closing the bottom button, although they are unable to offer any other solution to fit a suit to my hernia bulge.

I have found that wearing a waistcoat and leaving the jacket unbuttoned looks pretty good. I don’t want to always have to wear a waist coat and I would like to be able to button the jacket and have it look reasonably neat?

What should I do?

Best shop for Casual Shirts

Hi gentlemen

I’m looking to make my collection of button up casual shirts more robust. Any suggestions for the best shops?

I will mostly be using them as day wear for university and weekend wear with raw demin, casual leather shoes and a few black jackets.

I’m of athletic build and I fit quite nicely into shirts from the shop “Yd.” but they are pricey at $90 and are not the best quality I’ve seen.

All suggestions welcome.


ps. Dark colors is my thing, I’m 5″10 so I need the height illusion.

Shirt Buttoning Trend

I’ve seen that many guys button up all the shirt buttons nowadays, especially highschool and college “kids.” That looks foolish and tacky to me, but I guess society is accepting it because everybody does it. What is you guys’s take on that trend?

Sports Jacket too tight at button area

Hey guys,

I ordered two sports coats online and took a chance at the sizes fitting based on their online dimensions…luckily…one of them fits perfectly and looks tailor made as a slim fit suit. unfortunately, the second one which was one button instead of two button…is kind of uncomfortable…at the button area the sports coat feels like its pulling a bit and I can’t really lift my arms up without tightening the shoulders and arms in uncomfortable. I’m wondering what I can do about this? Unbuttoned it’s fine but likely will look sloppy…I’m not really certain if anyone can help me here but is there a way to make that area of the jacket fit better.

I already saw Antonio Centeno’s video on tight jackets but it doesn’t apply here because unlike the asker in that video…my suit jacket DOES fit in the chest area, it just doesn’t fit in the button area…so ordering a size up would fix the button issue but ruin the chest in a trade off…I want both to fit well…maybe this jacket just isn’t compatible with my body type? Thanks.