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Quote: The double-breasted in the 1st half of the century was, as Foo points out, the more casual lounge suit. Foo said nothing of the kind. Lucky for him ... the claim is flatly wrong. Quote: Who gives a fuck? You're right. We should be taking group pictures of each other's shoes while standing in a circle. Or yacking about whether the olive $150 Joseph A. Banks suit Gomer just bought is OK for his cousin's wedding. Me, I...
Foo's DB flannel is (perhaps) an exception. The DB is dressy but the flannel is less formal than the worsted alternative. Hence, we're sending mixed sartorial messages. The BD can thus be used to highlight the casual side of that sartorial equation and within the realm of correctness in that particular context. On the other hand, maybe it's crap like that that cost Foo the title of best dressed man in the world. Who's to say?
The thousand we might want to poll don't have to wear a suit to have an opinion about whether suit A is "dressier" than suit B. Just like I don't have to grow facial hair to have an opinion about whether a short-cropped beard is more "dapper" than a clean-shaven face. Of course one may wear what one likes. That goes without saying. But if the question is asked about whether this goes with that, it implicitly assumes that there is a right and wrong about such things and...
The DB evolved from the frock coat, which historically was more formal than the single-breasted lounge jacket that helped pushed the frock coat off the market once and for all. A DB dinner jacket is less formal than a SB model for reasons that are unclear to me, but all seem to agree on the point. Poll 1,000 people and you will find that most believe that the DB is dressier than a SB (that is, one is more "dressed-up" in a DB than a SB). That's all I said. Don't...
If Clark Gable jumped off a cliff, would you do likewise? A button-down is the most casual business shirt one might wear. A DB is the dressiest coat that one might wear. Combine them if you like but be careful. While combos like that can succeed wonderfully, they are very easy to screw up ... you don't want to look like some clueless farmer from Wichita. In this particular case, I don't think a BD adds anything to a DB or enhances it in any way. It just makes you...
Quote: some Americans think of them as either fussy or supercilious. Yeah, well, some Americans think ties are fussy and supercilious. What are we, a nation of farmers? "First they came for the double-breasted coats, but I said nothing because I wore single breasted. Then they came for the tweed, but I said nothing because I wore worsted. Then they came for the shoes, but by then, none were left to come to my defense ...." Forgot where I...
FNB said: Quote: I love double breasted suits. I only have ten or so. I would make up almost all my suits double breasted but they aren't always practical for what I need them for. When aren't they practical relative to a single breasted? When doing a guest appearance on Hee-Haw? What?
Should one embrace or dismiss a mignight blue suit as part of one's weekly rotation at the office? My usual go-to sources seem to disagree. Will Boehlke includes the midnight blue as one of six suits in his ideal basic (starter) wardrobe. Manton, on the other hand, tells Will that "A midnight blue lounge suit is elegant, but somewhat impractical -- not really right for business day wear." I would like to include the midnight blue because it allows one to kill two birds...
I'm not so sure Foxx. "Don't be in a rush to look old" and "dress cool" is too easily translated into "don't be in a rush to leave the herd" and "dress like all of the other 20-somethings." The 20-something guys in my office who seem to get credited by the 20-something girls for dressing in a trendy and cool kind of way look like slovenly soldiers of the mafia. And they all look the same; dark metallic shirts, garish $15 dollar metallic ties, square-toed pilgrim shoes,...
Got these English slippers from the wife for Christmas. Merchant: Ben Silver. Love 'em.
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