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herringbonekid

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Chester Morris and Carole Lombard, 1932:

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Fastuni

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Astaire's DB on the first pic is wonderful, but the diamond weave suit on the left eclipses him.
Also the combination of the fellow to the left on the second photo is a perfect balance of elegant and casual.
Alas the boater and flower IMO make Astaire look slightly "goofy".
 

Fastuni

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Patrick, I don't think the single link button is too formal... true it is often found on tuxedo jackets, but I think it rather makes it playful and relaxed.
It was not unusual on European sportcoats/suits:

Here three brothers from Sweden, everyone sporting a link-button sport suit:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/64897735@N08/5908857868/in/pool-swedenbefore1945


Metatron, the sportcoat combination on this Romanian photo is simply wonderful. I would also prefer it without the scalloped stitching on the pockets, though.

I have to wonder about the pins/badges on both lapels though!

 
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Nick D

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I'd assumed link buttons were exclusively reserved for dinner jackets. Oh well. Another "rule" savaged by the diversity of sartorial history.

You see them on 3-piece suits, especially in the '30s I believe. It also may have been more of a European thing, at least that's where I've seen them most.
 

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