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post #8056 of 12606
I think the arm crease thing originates in the military, but Charles got the habit from his great uncle Louis Mountbatten, with whom he was close, who had them on his lounge suits as well as his uniforms.
post #8057 of 12606
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

I hate the creased sleeves and I can't stand the way he buttons both buttons on his coat. Other than that, i agree with ed, he almost always looks good.

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Ahhh "all these chicks clapping and they ain't using hands..." , now I get it, rather cheeky!
I don't get the creases either but I guess that's his thing. I like all the buttons being done on his coat (not that I would do it),in some ways to me its the ultimate symbol of his comfort in the suit. He buttons the thing up, goes about his life doing everything without ever unbuttoning/rebuttoning the jacket. The jacket has to be cut to allow for that type of mobility I would think.
I button both DB buttons sometimes. Not always, but when I remember and feel like it. That is not very often, though I do it most of the time when I wear my DB blazer.
post #8058 of 12606
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(not that I would do it)
would you even wear DB?
post #8059 of 12606
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would you even wear DB?


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Of course! Actually have one in the works. Its not my everyday steez but I like them and my wife has been demanding that I get one shog[1].gif
post #8060 of 12606
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My mistake. I honestly thought you thought DB was too iGent
post #8061 of 12606
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Do you reckon HRH's shirt and tie could be thought of in terms of foo.gif 's post on the Italian background -- the idea that the internet wants to simplify that down to two solids, but in practice it's more patterned? Or are the patterns here too strong for that?
 
*Edit: shows what I know.

In England, sky blue bengal stripes don't even count as a pattern, it seems to me. They will be worn with literally anything.
post #8062 of 12606
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Originally Posted by edmorel View Post

Ahhh "all these chicks clapping and they ain't using hands..." , now I get it, rather cheeky!
I don't get the creases either but I guess that's his thing. I like all the buttons being done on his coat (not that I would do it),in some ways to me its the ultimate symbol of his comfort in the suit. He buttons the thing up, goes about his life doing everything without ever unbuttoning/rebuttoning the jacket. The jacket has to be cut to allow for that type of mobility I would think.

+1, it's rare to see someone "owning" a jacket and a look as well as he owns his DB style

Some things I like about the POW's outfits:

- the shades of medium grey and blue-grey that he favors, which project an elegant but friendly vibe

- the curvy but not oversized lapels, saggy besom pockets, square button config, and narrow wrap of his DB

- the tiny tie knots combined with the spread angle of his shirt collar
post #8063 of 12606
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My mistake. I honestly thought you thought DB was too iGent

I like DB's like the ones the Prince wears. "Sedate" in that the peaks aren't by your ears, some belly to the lapels, the button config. etc. His DB's are my ideal, others that I see are too igent/in your face for me.
post #8064 of 12606
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Originally Posted by edmorel View Post

Ahhh "all these chicks clapping and they ain't using hands..." , now I get it, rather cheeky!
I don't get the creases either but I guess that's his thing. I like all the buttons being done on his coat (not that I would do it),in some ways to me its the ultimate symbol of his comfort in the suit. He buttons the thing up, goes about his life doing everything without ever unbuttoning/rebuttoning the jacket. The jacket has to be cut to allow for that type of mobility I would think.

it seems to me that his jackets are just beyond that slim fitted look. which i think looks great on him, and allows for the mobility and comfort you mentioned. i admire how truly comfortable and easy he looks in a very formal suit. serious, yet somewhat relaxed and at ease.
post #8065 of 12606
It is sometimes difficult for me to reconcile edmorel's sartorial conservatism with his other, um, comments.
post #8066 of 12606

Hummm. Is DB really too iGent if not too flamboyantly styled? I was even considering going DB for everything from now on (except staple items), as I like it better on my figure and well, just find it much nicer than SB...


Edited by RDiaz - 3/18/13 at 2:38pm
post #8067 of 12606
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Hummm. Is DB really too iGent if not too flamboyantly styled? I was even considering going DB for everything from now on, as I like it better on my figure and well, just find it much nicer than SB...

These days, yes. Their scarcity makes them so.

That being said, I love'em.
post #8068 of 12606
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Originally Posted by E,TF View Post

I think the arm crease thing originates in the military, but Charles got the habit from his great uncle Louis Mountbatten, with whom he was close, who had them on his lounge suits as well as his uniforms.

 

yes, the prince has a military trained valet who presses his suits, thus the creases down the arm. I am basing this knowledge on this video I saw quite some time ago, though. (skip to 4:20)

 

post #8069 of 12606
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These days, yes. Their scarcity makes them so.

That being said, I love'em.

 

 

Well, that would make the simple act of wearing a sport coat too iGent around these parts, so... tongue.gif

 

Guess one has to accept his iGentry when DB just works better for him!

post #8070 of 12606
The whole notion of iGentry is complete bullshit and is not worth considering for even a fraction of a second.
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