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La Vera Sartoria Napoletana. Dark charcoal s130's worsted from Loro Piana, with very subtle vertical self stripe. Hand stitching everywhere. I didn't get a chance to photograph the handwork, but it's sublime.

Not mine. Could be mine - for US$1,250. I kid you not.

Sorry for the incredibly shit photos. But please note the good fit across chest, with no significant lapel bowing - my Achilles Heel with RTW. Note also the high trouser rise. (Alas, no pleats.)

Try to ignore the shirt, which is what I was wearing with jeans this afternoon.




I like it and if it were me I'd buy it smile.gif
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
 

 

Yes, I was asking because of the explanation for not buttoning bottom button etc.

 

Additionally, I think the historical reason might have been for a dressier alternative to duffle coats, i.e. to prevent wind from entering in the small flap of the SB coat.

Peacoats where made popular by the us navy duffel coats buy us brits, both these coats are military derivatives of nautical outwear, these features are seen by the large toggles used to fasten the duffel coat they are massive because when your hand are so cold you loose all dexterity having massive toggles makes it allot easier to fasten the jacket, the peacoat is double breasted as i said before this make the jacket allot warmer while still allowing lighter materials in the shoulders and elbows allowing for great mobility and still plenty warm.

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I like it and if it were me I'd buy it smile.gif

 

But you'll buy anything :nest: 

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Based on this image, the left-side buttons on the outside have a functional history, allowing the lapel/flap to be folded back and buttoned out of the way. I wonder if there are buttons on the inside for all of those buttonholes on the right-side front?



I was unable to find an example which buttons as sebflynn would prefer.
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I'm curious what the feeling is here regarding DB odd jackets/blazers. I've been noodling (not sure if I'm using that correctly), about a summer jacket in linen or open weave wool; in cream or blue. I think I've seen some examples with patch hip pockets as well. Would a DB blazer suit be too much?

Also, should DB's be avoided if you're short? I'm 5'5", but thin, and you always hear stuff about keeping everything vertical, no extra pockets, buttons etc.

Any thoughts??
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I cant remember the last time I actually went to a physical store to buy anything other than socks.
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Originally Posted by macjedi View Post

I'm curious what the feeling is here regarding DB odd jackets/blazers. I've been noodling (not sure if I'm using that correctly), about a summer jacket in linen or open weave wool; in cream or blue. I think I've seen some examples with patch hip pockets as well. Would a DB blazer suit be too much?

Also, should DB's be avoided if you're short? I'm 5'5", but thin, and you always hear stuff about keeping everything vertical, no extra pockets, buttons etc.

Any thoughts??



I've been lusting after a linen DB for the summer. White or light blue. Seriously.

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And too busy; plain navy or burgundy tie, done.

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But you'll buy anything nest.gif  

Haha normally yes - but now that I have an appointment booked to get fitted for B&TAILOR I have stopped buying suits and jackets smile.gif

I must confess though, I recently discovered the most beautiful socks in the world and have stocked up on those - William Abraham of New York.
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I'm pretty excited to see Cox and JFrat establish a relationship with B&T. Not just because of my personal tie to them, but also because both Cox and JFrat have unusual and interesting tastes. I know JFrat's first commission will be a staple of sorts...as well it should be...but I'm imagining his wardrobe a few years from now.

 

And it wouldn't surprise me if Cox picks a pattern so "fuck you" it comes with an erection.

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I'm pretty excited to see Cox and JFrat establish a relationship with B&T. Not just because of my personal tie to them, but also because both Cox and JFrat have unusual and interesting tastes. I know JFrat's first commission will be a staple of sorts...as well it should be...but I'm imagining his wardrobe a few years from now.

And it wouldn't surprise me if Cox picks a pattern so "fuck you" it comes with an erection.

I am beside myself with anticipation for Tuesday (the day I gly to Sydney). I have also got some amazing fabric in my wardrobe for future orders.

That leads me to ask - I have some very dark navy cashmere / vicuña / silk fabric - would you recommend getting a three piece or a double breasted suit from B&TAILOR in future?
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I cant remember the last time I actually went to a physical store to buy anything other than socks.

I went to REI to buy a bag of chalk the other week. Otherwise this area is just about dead for shopping

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Thread Starter 

I have no idea how vicuna hangs/drapes/whathaveyou. But I don't really like how cashmere wears in single breasted jackets. It's just so loose and fluid. Not in a good way. So I say double breasted (as the overlap and the added button (the jigger) will lend some structure there

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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

I have no idea how vicuna hangs/drapes/whathaveyou. But I don't really like how cashmere wears in single breasted jackets. It's just so loose and fluid. Not in a good way. So I say double breasted (as the overlap and the added button (the jigger) will lend some structure there

It's definitely very fluid - I'll go for the DB - I don't have one in navy so that's practical at least.
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