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double breasted suit: out of style?

post #1 of 61
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I was considering having a double breasted suit made, since I'm very tall and skinny. However, you don't really see them much these days. The ones I do see seem to be worn by brits. Are they considered out of style?
post #2 of 61
No.
post #3 of 61
No, DBs are still very "dress formal" and much in style.
post #4 of 61
Out of fashion (that's why I wear them) but out of style? - never!
post #5 of 61
I hope not. But imo, If Brits are still wearing them they're not out of style.
post #6 of 61
If anything, I thought DBs were making a comeback with the fashion designers and their votaries? Since I am not in that crowd, I'm not sure, nor do I really care. I intend for either my next suit purchase or the one right after to be a double breasted suit.
post #7 of 61
If they're out, you wouldn't be able to tell by me. I've hade two made over the past year and a half.
post #8 of 61
Speaking of, doesn't Humphrey Bogart look great in one?



Courtest of FNB.

post #9 of 61
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Originally Posted by Sator
Out of fashion (that's why I wear them) but out of style? - never!

Bingo!
post #10 of 61
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Originally Posted by Master Shake
If anything, I thought DBs were making a comeback...

When I was in Rome last autumn I noticed that 1/2 of the coats at the Brioni flagship store were DBs. At the Brioni store in New York during the summer I found not one DB on the rack. I inquired why that might be and was told (by the Italian fellow in the store) that Americans were a bit behind but slowly catching up. He proceeded to go into the storeroom and pull out a couple of rather nice DBs to show me in my size.

I certainly hope he was wrong. I would have to get some SB coats if everyone started wearing DBs.
post #11 of 61
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Originally Posted by Dormouse
Speaking of, doesn't Humphrey Bogart look great in one?



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Actually, I don't think Bogey looks great. The length of the jacket is awfully small which becomes more pronounced in light of the tad long sleeves. The length makes the buttons look wrong, almost as if the jacket was shortened by quite a bit. The guy next to him looks good in that coat, although my preference would be to button the bottom button of the 6x2 configuration. The third gentleman looks great although again, I'd only button the bottom button
post #12 of 61
I only have one double breasted suit but I get more compliments on it when worn than any others I have. More db suits to come for me.
post #13 of 61
They have always been in style, and it happens to be that they are currently in fashion as well (actually they have been for several seasons now)
post #14 of 61
Double breasteds and three piece suits tend to come in and out of fashion, but certainly never out of style.
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The guy next to him looks good in that coat, although my preference would be to button the bottom button of the 6x2 configuration. The third gentleman looks great although again, I'd only button the bottom button
Why only the bottom button? I would only button the top myself if I had a 6x2. My only experiment into DBs was a 6x1, however.
post #15 of 61
As others note here, they're back in fashion of late, if anything. Even non-cutting edge mags like Cigar Aficionado are featuring them in their fashion spreads now, and I've seen them more and more on the bankers and lawyers of downtown Poughkeepsie lately. (Check out the December issue of Cigar Aficionado for the spread I mentioned.)

cheers,
RT
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