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Newbie here. Question about vintage double-breasted jacket

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Good morning gentlemen,

 

I am fairly new to the dress environment as I was just graduated.

 

My wardrobe included a few suits; navy, grey, charcoal.

 

Now, I am looking for a more styling, but classic suit.

 

I've found this listing on eBay:

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/130826755381?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649

 

The seller is considering my offer at $35, which I think it is a deal.

 

However, I don't know whether or not the double-breasted suit, especially this specific one, is dated?

 

This one is the Burberrys' (1980s Vintage) with plaid and check. Certainly, it featured peak and wide lapel, which most 80s suit had. 

 

In my opinion, I feel like it is not dated since Tom Ford suits also look more of a vintage than modern.

 

In conclusion, I want to know what you think about this suit? And will you wear this suit or not? If not, why?

 

I appreciate every answers. 

 

Appreciate.

post #2 of 5
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anyone?
post #3 of 5

What's the question? Are DB jackets dated? Well, good ones have a '30s feeling, while bad ones are very '80s. To my mind, that's to do with the fit (lots of ill-fitting DB suits in the '80s), along with cut details like the height of the gorge and the button stance, and the degree of shoulder padding. DB jackets are also apparently difficult to fit.

 

Is that suit a good one? The lapels and button stance look alright to me. I will say that the shoulders of the '80s Burberry stuff I've seen have been on the padded side. I'll also say that, if the jacket has a single vent in back, then that's seriously wrong. The fabric is also rather '80s. The best you could hope for with it would be a sort of charming anachronism -- it won't look fashionable, but it might look elegant. It would be an occasionally thing, for sure.

 

Would I wear it? If it fell into my lap, I'd certainly try. I would be pleased if it worked well, but not too surprised if, for some reason or another, it did not.

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Why would a single vent is "seriously wrong"?

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Any other suggestion?

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