Originally Posted by CutandSew
The DB suit never really went away.
well, of course not. then again, what has? anything that looks inherently good but is just at the margins of the mainstream is periodically cycled in and out to keep things fresh -- it's the nature of things, right? without it the fashion industry would collapse and our savings accounts would be much better padded for it. perhaps i should have titled the post "The Return of the Double Breasted Suit -- per the Financial Times". anyway, the point was not to proclaim the second coming of the DB suit or to debate whether or not the DB went away, but to pass on a fun read. BTW, the article mentions that recent politician-wear has been boring. i have to agree -- the uniform (that i had previously thought was a US-only phenom) of dark floppy suit + solid tie seems to have taken root everywhere. watching the most recent posse of political penguins on stage (brown, cameron, clegg) was quite depressing -- clegg's yellow tie-on-white being especially unappealing. i thought even UK politicians had more evolved taste. has even a stripe here or there become too risky?