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post #61 of 84
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Originally Posted by Film Noir Buff View Post
What you say is somewhat true but remember people will carry some associations fixed at a certain time in their life to the grave. There are just some people who will never get over the time when double breasted odd jackets (aside from the blazer) were gauche. It is incumbent on the wearer to bear this in mind.
In that same way that some people can't get over the association of coloured/brocade vests with cheap prom black-tie? I couldn't agree more.
post #62 of 84
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Originally Posted by Sanguis Mortuum View Post
In that same way that some people can't get over the association of coloured/brocade vests with cheap prom black-tie? I couldn't agree more.
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post #63 of 84
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Originally Posted by Sanguis Mortuum View Post
If you think that wearing a DB jacket draws any more attention than wearing a bow-tie then you're sorely deluded.

It's not about drawign attenion by wearing one it the lack of attention. dB is nothing special anymore adn people will look at you and say ho hum. at least with smaller accesorie liek bowties people will comment on your look weither those coments be good ro bad there are still commetns none the less.
post #64 of 84
Oh dear, it seems neither Hackett nor The Sartorialist got the memo either:

post #65 of 84
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Originally Posted by bowtielover View Post
It's not about drawign attenion by wearing one it the lack of attention. dB is nothing special anymore adn people will look at you and say ho hum. at least with smaller accesorie liek bowties people will comment on your look weither those coments be good ro bad there are still commetns none the less.

I have no dog in this fight, well actually I have no problem with DBs. But I've read your arguments and find them a little puzzling.

It's ok if you don't like DBs. Just leave it at that. First you say they are dated. That would imply that they might draw attention because the wearer was so obviously not with the times. Now you say they won't draw any attention because they are so average, so "ho hum".

What would Jack Bauer say? Off to watch 24.
post #66 of 84
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Originally Posted by Sanguis Mortuum View Post
Whether you want to take your cues from 'fashion' or not is debatable (and most on this forum don't), but it's pretty clear that to describe the double-breasted look as 'dated' is just plain wrong.

I'm with you 100% - I'm just suggesting that to use examples that will be dated in months is not the most effective way of making the argument.
post #67 of 84
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Originally Posted by emptym View Post
I have a nice vintage db in light blue oxford cloth w/ mop buttons. I love it in the summer. There were pics on PSG's Self Edge thread. Here's a grainy version of one of them:

If you go to PSG's thread and click the thumbnails, the images are better.

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post #68 of 84
Yes, it's your favorite bon vivant:



post #69 of 84
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Originally Posted by Silly Bunny
What you say is somewhat true but remember people will carry some associations fixed at a certain time in their life to the grave. There are just some people who will never get over the time when double breasted odd jackets (aside from the blazer) were gauche. It is incumbent on the wearer to bear this in mind.
There never was such a time. DBSC's are as old as the hills (at least as far back as the turn of the last century) Also, Bowtielover is a styleless goof. Remember that, and all will be clear.
post #70 of 84
The patch pockets are a nice touch, yachtie. Is the last one a 4x1 or 4x2 worn Kent style?
post #71 of 84
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\t\t\t\t\tOriginally Posted by Silly Bunny \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tWhat you say is somewhat true but remember people will carry some associations fixed at a certain time in their life to the grave. There are just some people who will never get over the time when double breasted odd jackets (aside from the blazer) were gauche. It is incumbent on the wearer to bear this in mind. There never was such a time. DBSC's are as old as the hills (at least as far back as the turn of the last century) Also, Bowtielover is a styleless goof. Remember that, and all will be clear.
post #72 of 84
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Originally Posted by DutchDaedalus View Post
The patch pockets are a nice touch, yachtie. Is the last one a 4x1 or 4x2 worn Kent style?
4x2- I "go Kent" in the summer.
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post #74 of 84
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Originally Posted by Parker View Post

Look at those lines all askew!!

post #75 of 84
I've had a DB SC in my closet forever I was given, I tried it on the other day while clearing stuff out and found it fit me pretty well so I wore it to an event recently. The added warmth was nice as it was cold out (and living in Miami I don't have an overcoat anymore) and I found not having to think about buttoning/unbuttoning the jacket was handy. Probably not the most youthful or modern look but c'est la vie. I don't know if I'd buy a SC or blazer in DB but my the next time I consider overcoats I think I'll go DB.
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