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Has anyone noted yet how this looks semi-double breasted ? I'm sure the overlap was taken away in the final stages, but I like how it looks as is- it sort of gets the best of both the single and double breasted worlds.

I don't like it, but then again the area around the neck on that suit looks like it needs most of the attention.
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I don't like it, but then again the area around the neck on that suit looks like it needs most of the attention.

Well, I like DBs because the prominent swath of overlapping lapel strengthens the chest and draws the eye up from the midsection, yet the problem with DBs is that the fronts aren't cutaway so it makes the hips conspicuous... I feel like medtech's basted jacket gets those cutaway, open quarters so its win-win: prominent chest with inconspicuous hips. I'm going to look into this for my next suit...
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Well, I like DBs because the prominent swath of overlapping lapel strengthens the chest and draws the eye up from the midsection, yet the problem with DBs is that the fronts aren't cutaway so it makes the hips conspicuous...

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That overlap is for fitting purposes, the finished jacket does not have that overlap
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I'm going to make this happen (sans the gold buttons and tail).

Your repository of relevant images in unequaled, do you know of any more semi-DBs?


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That overlap is for fitting purposes, the finished jacket does not have that overlap

I realize that, it has aesthetic merit nonetheless imho.
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If you brush a suit regularly and sponge it occasionally, cleaning can be reserved for spills and stains.

I've always heard this. In fact , in North By Northwest Cary Grant asks the porter on the train to Chicago,
The 20th Century Limited, no doubt, to do this with his suit. What does this mean? Sponge it with what?

Thanks.

I am wrong. It was in the Hotel, not the train.

http://www.ravefabricare.com/true-quality-cleaning/2011/3/30/bespoke-garment-care-sponge-and-press.aspx
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I've always heard this. In fact , in North By Northwest Cary Grant asks the porter on the train to Chicago,
The 20th Century Limited, no doubt, to do this with his suit. What does this mean? Sponge it with what?
Thanks.
I am wrong. It was in the Hotel, not the train.
http://www.ravefabricare.com/true-quality-cleaning/2011/3/30/bespoke-garment-care-sponge-and-press.aspx

Its meaning is pretty literal - the suit is moistened with a sponge dampened with water, then pressed (i.e. ironed). Not a common service nowadays.
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Has anyone noted yet how this looks semi-double breasted ? I'm sure the overlap was taken away in the final stages, but I like how it looks as is- it sort of gets the best of both the single and double breasted worlds.

This from the shop I worked at in NYC in 1974. DB to the top button, Sb below.

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The only one made while I was there was delivered to this guy.

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Don't know why it didn't catch on!
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Eric G would be proud to see so much INNOVATION and OUT-OF-THE-BOX thinking
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http://ericglennie.com/
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Mouse-over his comb-over to find out.
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I'm showing my age.
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http://ericglennie.com/

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Is that guy serious?
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