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post #76 of 210
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Originally Posted by F. Corbera View Post


I forgot to copyright double monks, to my recent financial regret. Also felt lapel flowers.
Oh: crazy socks.

 

Well, you'll always have the rights to the Swiss Army Suit devil.gif

post #77 of 210
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Originally Posted by dopey View Post

Yes. I wear them all the time and I don't think I get any more comments with them than with SB suits.
I am wearing one today and going tonight to a political fundraiser for a person and race I care nothing about. I will listen for comments, watch for stares and report back.
Well . . . mine was the only DB suit at the fundraiser. I ended up afterwards at The Modern - as best I could tell from a quick survey in the relatively dim lighting, mine was the only DB suit there as well. Perhaps it is my lack of social awareness, but I still didn't feel out of place or that anyone was staring at me.
post #78 of 210
In last weekend's newspapers, I was surprised to see about half a dozen interviewees were wearing DBs. In London yesterday, I noticed that in both the City and the West End, DBs were everywhere - worn mostly as suits, or a few times with jeans.

There is no 'DB stare'. While I'm at it, it doesn't take 'gravitas' to wear a DB (PG), nor does it take 'a certain character' to wear tweed (Lasbar). And no, DBs and tweed are not 'meant' for those 'over 50' (several well-known posters).

Please leave your anxieties at the door.

OTOH, there is a white suit stare - although in the West End, it's more of a white suit glance.
post #79 of 210

Over here on the Old Continent, usually 50+ guys wear DB, which kinda turns me off that style. Few look good in them, as they're a generation that doesn't seem to care too much about fit and style.

 

The CEO of my the company I work at almost always wears DB, though, and he looks rather decent at that (I think. Not too knowledgable in DBs).

post #80 of 210

Manton,  A  knowledgeable  man once wrote, "Suits may be single or double-breasted...single being more common but double more stylish" (Antongiavanni,74,2006).  And again "Thus it [ the DB ] has always been a favorite of the best dressed...(Antongiavanni,119). Take counsel in his knowledge.

post #81 of 210
I do find that they are uncomon - it's not unusual for me to be in a room with 100 suits, and mine is the only DB. but I can't say that I have ever noticed anybody staring at my suit.
post #82 of 210

It's unnerving when people stare - DB's or not. But I rarely see DB's now mostly slim fitting single-breasted suits.

post #83 of 210
I was in Rome last year visiting a friend who is in finance. He mentioned that DBs were mostly worn by young aristocrats, basically Pitti playboys. everyone else wore SB. But he's in his early 30s, maybe it's different with the older crowd.
post #84 of 210
I will be wearing a double-breasted suit, navy Golden Bale, with a solid navy bowtie, at a gala this Saturday night when I get back to Boston.

There will also be a white linen hanky in my breast pocket.

Oh: and black stitch caps.

I thought that this would be a good thread for DB-wearers to warn people in advance to minimize the shock.
post #85 of 210
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Originally Posted by dopey View Post

Perhaps it is my lack of social awareness, but I still didn't feel out of place or that anyone was staring at me.

This is a mental state worth cultivating, even if it takes alcohol.
post #86 of 210
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Originally Posted by Eustace Tilley View Post

Well, you'll always have the rights to the Swiss Army Suit devil.gif

Simon Crompton and Gieves & Hawkes recently stole the idea already, I'm afraid.

http://www.permanentstyle.co.uk/2012/01/gieves-hawkes-perfect-travel-blazer-4.html

Goddamn bloggers.
post #87 of 210
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Originally Posted by Parker View Post

But he's in his early 30s, maybe it's different with the older crowd.

Aren't you the older crowd?

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post #88 of 210
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Originally Posted by F. Corbera View Post

I will be wearing a double-breasted suit, navy Golden Bale, with a solid navy bowtie, at a gala this Saturday night when I get back to Boston.
There will also be a white linen hanky in my breast pocket.
Oh: and black stitch caps.
I thought that this would be a good thread for DB-wearers to warn people in advance to minimize the shock.

I think more people are shocked by black shoes with a navy suit these days.
post #89 of 210
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I think more people are shocked by black shoes with a navy suit these days.

They shouldn't be--the combination can be quite sharp. Sometimes brown shoes aren't quite formal enough. Also, black shoes for an evening event are preferable.
post #90 of 210
Agreed.
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