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post #46 of 79
What color, pattern and weight is the cloth, what shoe style do you wear with this suit?

You may what to do plain, no cuff
post #47 of 79
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Originally Posted by Ebonyman View Post

Well, as if I needed further proof of the current trend towards the DB suit or jacket, this months "Details" magazine has a spread called "How to wear the DB Jacket. For those of you who aren't familiar, Details tends to cater primarily to 20 somethings. When a magazine with this demographic starts extolling the virtues of the DB, I think it's safe to say that the DB Jacket is back!nod[1].gif

DB is out and has been for a long time. The extra material just isn't good for modern conditions. Perhaps before good heating everywhere it kept you warmer.

post #48 of 79

charcoal with thin pinstripes, wool suit

post #49 of 79
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Originally Posted by RogerC View Post

Cue picture of the Duke

+ Fred Astaire.
post #50 of 79
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Originally Posted by GoldenTribe View Post

I am the opposite of Luftvier. I have never liked double-breasted anything (except peacoats) and will never own or wear any of them, regardless of how trendy they may become.
The exception is a two-button DB jacket or suit -- I want one of those, but I expect most of you who champion conventional DB hate the mere idea of such a thing.
Some examples (though none are flawless in my opinion):
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  I think the second one (black) looks good.

post #51 of 79
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Originally Posted by Ebonyman View Post

Here's a pic of the suit I wore today. It's a wool and cashmere blend Polo by RL.263263
I have nothing positive to say about the variants posted above....

  Looking good! smile.gif

post #52 of 79
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Originally Posted by Agatha Crusty View Post

Yes, 4x2 and the buttons in a square-type formation instead of looking like two rows of mammal teats. There's something I don't like about two buttons hovering at about the height of one's nipples.

happy.gif I must admit I feel the same way, I thought it was just me.

I'm not sure my suit collection will ever get big enough that I'll want to mix things up with a DB suit, I feel like SB suits me better. Even if I had a DZb I'd probably ignore it in favor of a SB. But I've sworn off other things only to be swayed by SF...
post #53 of 79

 I watched "Casablanca" again last night partly to see what kind of doublebreasted suits they wore in the movie. I'm kind of interested in getting one of these.

 

 Bogart wears a white suit that has only two buttons and the lapel is neither peaked or notched. He also wore a black bow tie. Laslo wears a white six (three?) button suit with a regular tie.   


Edited by FillW - 6/28/12 at 10:39am
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post #55 of 79
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Originally Posted by FillW View Post

 I watched "Casablanca" again last night partly to see what kind of doublebreasted suits they wore in the movie. I'm kind of interested in getting one of these.

 Bogart wears a white suit that has only two buttons and the lapel is neither peaked or notched. He also wore a black bow tie. Laslo wears a white six (three?) button suit with a regular tie.   

Rick's was a shawl-lapel dinner jacket. Not a lounge suit. And Laslo's was a lounge suit, quite nice, that seemed to me to be tan or khaki, not white. Admittedly, the film is in black and white. I guess the hated colorized version would settle the question.
post #56 of 79
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Rick's was a shawl-lapel dinner jacket. Not a lounge suit. And Laslo's was a lounge suit, quite nice, that seemed to me to be tan or khaki, not white. Admittedly, the film is in black and white. I guess the hated colorized version would settle the question.

  Yeah, I saw another jacket kind of like it online and it was called a dinner jacket. I agree that Laslo's suit might've been tan or off-white.

post #57 of 79
For what it's worth, I personally think the white DB shawl dinner jacket would be hard to pull off, but a tan DB suit would look great.
post #58 of 79
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Originally Posted by Master Shake View Post

For what it's worth, I personally think the white DB shawl dinner jacket would be hard to pull off, but a tan DB suit would look great.

Many Churchwells agree:

http://asuitablewardrobe.dynend.com/2012/06/tan.html
post #59 of 79
The Churchwells present an accessible standard of dress for The Everyman.

I suggest that all future StyFo "advice building a wardrobe" threads simply get an auto-response of several Churchwell photographs by Rose Callahan.
post #60 of 79

 I watched Casablanca again last night- this time looking more closely at how everyone was dressing. I was surprised at how many of the actors were wearing double breasted suits. Most of the civilians in Rick's club were wearing them and most of them were white or light colored.  

 

 Rick wears the:

 white dinner jacket

 a black pinstripe DB suit

 a solid black DB suit

 a grey DB suit

 and a grey 2 button suit (I think).

 

 I thought it was very interesting. Were DB suits the big style in those days?

 

 Incidentally I bought an Ermenegildo Zega double breasted jacket from Ebay. I'll let everyone know how it fits etc. ASAP.

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