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post #8146 of 13589
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great tie, coat and square but bad shirt
post #8147 of 13589
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

I think it's more to the fact that DB is simply more accepted in Europe.

DB was very popular here from the 30s to the early 50s, then crashed hard and never recovered.

Manton, how about mid 80's? Don't you think they had a resurgence for about 5-10 years?
post #8148 of 13589
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A little but only slight. I was alive at the time, ahem. I never saw them in NorCal ever. They were popular among certain west side swells in LA. back east, also, you would see them though not in the prestige houses of law and banking. Flusser was a big proponent and had some influence through CatM (1985), Wall Street (1987) and his shops. But DB was still quite rare, nothing like what it was from say 1930-1952/3.
post #8149 of 13589
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Originally Posted by edmorel View Post

Holy moly, where have you been?????

Yeah, wife got pregnant and I went on a self imposed hiatus. Also packed on some pounds too during the pregnancy hence my limited shirt selection (and poor choice here). Too stubborn to buy new ones as I'm slowly starting to loose the weight.

And yes steffen, this is a suit.
post #8150 of 13589
DBs had their moment a few seasons ago so many brands presented some, from Zegna to YSL. I don't think it is going back to the mall anytime soon but it is more present in popular imagery, hats are really going strong right now amongst "fashion"or whatever people. I wear baseball caps often, newsboy caps and even a trilby. I usually lose them at some point so can't comment on durability but caps are better than hats for rain as they don't have much of a shape to loose.
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Originally Posted by Sotiris View Post

Yeah, wife got pregnant and I went on a self imposed hiatus. Also packed on some pounds too during the pregnancy hence my limited shirt selection (and poor choice here). Too stubborn to buy new ones as I'm slowly starting to loose the weight.

And yes steffen, this is a suit.

Thanks. I am very envious. Rtw suits in this material/fabric (that I can afford) are very hard to come by. And congratulations on the family enlargement btw.
post #8152 of 13589
Maybe more on the east coast?

One one my big memories of the 80's was the show 30 Something. The big powerful Myles, always wore a DB.

LA Law, I think showed them also.

I have to dig up my 1986 DB pic.

It was all over GQ.








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Dopey has said all that needs saying regarding felt hats. Here's my application of all that today.



And a few with coats:


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Out of curiousity, for those of you who 1)work in offices in which professional men are required to wear suits and ties or 2)regularly interact with those men who do, what % actually wear DB's? pocket squares? hats? In my experiece, less than 1% wear any of them.
post #8155 of 13589
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PS every day. DB, around once a week, except in Summer, when it's pretty much never.
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Maybe it is a New York thing, but I see very few lawyers on a percentage basis, including those from NY, who wear PS's.
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On DB suits, I think there is definitely a difference between the UK and some of the comments being made about the States.  I wouldn't describe DB suits as common in England (save in certain sectors - barristers, for example, commonly wear DB or three piece suits for reasons related to appropriate court dress).  But I don't think it would have the 'dandification' impact some are suggesting it would in the US.
 

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Originally Posted by etkl View Post

Out of curiousity, for those of you who 1)work in offices in which professional men are required to wear suits and ties or 2)regularly interact with those men who do, what % actually wear DB's? pocket squares? hats? In my experiece, less than 1% wear any of them.

I see more PS's now than I did when starting on my current job. DB's, almost never, which is a shame - really, I don't think anyone would care.

post #8159 of 13589
I've been wearing DBs 3x per week this winter. 5 years ago I thought the medwards option was eccentric. Now I can't believe I'm 50% there.

I wore a bowler last week to a hat costume party. I've no idea how to wear hats.
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I am in midtown east every working day where 80% of the men are in suits, and these days around a third to half have a PS.
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