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Tweed Odd Jacket as a DB?

post #1 of 24
Thread Starter 

I have to say I love this DB odd coat from Musella Dembach. Thoughts on DB tweed odd jackets to be worn without a tie?

 

AppleMark

post #2 of 24
Why not, this is not a sober example anyway.
post #3 of 24
Thread Starter 

No else with an opinion on this?

post #4 of 24
Not my taste.

To each his own, I suppose.
post #5 of 24
I don't think DBs go well sans tie, at least not in the traditional manner. Are you going for the double-breasted coat with turtleneck look like Label King?
post #6 of 24

I dressed in costume as a louche European aristocrat yesterday, for a photo project. Wound up wearing a 4x1 DB jacket with a J. Press buttondown collar shirt, no tie. It worked well enough for me. You'd also want to tread carefully in terms of checks -- I think most checks look better on SB. I think a light-weight herringbone tweed would be choice, or a donegal in a slightly unusual color.

post #7 of 24
Everyday that passes on this forum, I fall further and further behind the curve.
post #8 of 24
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by YRR92 View Post

I dressed in costume as a louche European aristocrat yesterday, for a photo project. Wound up wearing a 4x1 DB jacket with a J. Press buttondown collar shirt, no tie. It worked well enough for me. You'd also want to tread carefully in terms of checks -- I think most checks look better on SB. I think a light-weight herringbone tweed would be choice, or a donegal in a slightly unusual color.

 

It's a dark blue donegal. I agree with you on the checks.

 

I already have a 4x1 DB linen coat that I wear w/o a tie, so the concept is not entirely alien to me. Naturally, the casual nature of linen lends itself better to this look than tweed.

post #9 of 24
I think you are asking two questions:
  1. Can tweed be used for a DB?
  2. Can you wear a tweed DB w/o a tie?

I think for (1) there is historical precedence and the example you show seems no more radical than a slubby linen or wool DB so why not. For (2) any jacket can be work w/o a tie BUT should you? Since the traditional shirt for a tweed w/o a tie is a OCBD you would be wearing a BD with a DB. Again - certainly possible but it would violate a basic rule.

Finally - the jacket looks slightly feminine - the combination of the shape and colour (or flash?) combined with 4 button stance. Nothing wrong with that if you are comfortable with it.
post #10 of 24
Not a fan of DBs without a tie, tweed or no.
post #11 of 24
Not to my liking but each ti their own.
post #12 of 24

Tweed DB, yes. DB with no tie, no thanks. I did it once and will never do it again.

post #13 of 24
I think a DB without a tie looks queer, somehow.

With regards to the DB in tweed -- http://www.styleforum.net/t/140983/double-breasted-tweed-sporstcoat

However, that coat in your picture looks quite good.
post #14 of 24

Uh oh...

 

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Originally Posted by DocHolliday View Post

Personally, I think it's really hard to pull off a tie-less DB.


Check it out...white Brooks BD and white hanky...happy now, smart guy*?


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post #15 of 24
The car shot, I think, is more iconic.
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