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post #76 of 79
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Originally Posted by FlyingMonkey View Post

Having done a bit of digging, I don't think it is a classic style. In the 20s-30s, there appears to have been a fad for 'fishmouth' or 'Parisian' lapels on coats whether SB or DB, but these are not the same as standard notch lapels. And they still don't look as 'right' as a peak lapel on a DB.

 

This is just musing but I think that the peak lapel looks "right" on a double breasted jacket because it follows the shape of the buttons. The way the top buttons create an angle is similar to the points on a peak lapel.

post #77 of 79
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Originally Posted by Mfon View Post

It really depends on what you're looking for style wise....I've had some great DB's from RLPL, Valentino, Paul Stuart -Phineas Cole and a few custom pieces. DB's are to be enjoyed in good health....
Canali make a damn fine db. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #78 of 79

I recently found a flawless double-breasted suit at Goodwill.  Although I wear suits to work nearly every day, I've never tried a DB, but it was so nice I couldn't pass it up for $10.  

 

Here are the details:  It's a 1980's era Christian Dior heavy wool navy pinstripe 6 x 2.  It fits nearly perfectly, with the only complaint being the overpadded shoulders typical of the period. 

 

That being said, it really does drape well, and I'd like to pull it out for special occasions if I can.  One such possible occasion is coming up.  I'm attending a college performance of Hamlet with my wife. Typical dress at this venue is coat and tie.  I know pinstripe says "boardroom" to many, but would it work for an event like this? If not when?

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