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I think there's a definite place for some structure as an alternative to soft shoulders, particularly in a DB.  I agree on switching the buttons (are you thinking lighter horn or something else?), but I'd wear it happily otherwise.  

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Monkeyface, not sure if you were being facetious, but the sun was out! Beautiful.

Noodles, leave your pants alone.

Elio, the gorge looks fine to me.
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Monkeyface, not sure if you were being facetious, but the sun was out! Beautiful.

Noodles, leave your pants alone.

Elio, the gorge looks fine to me.

 

Dankjewel :) Glad to see you enjoyed your time in Amsterdam.

What do you think about the silhouette of the jacket, too short? Too blocky? With SB jackets/suits, I know exactly what look I'm aiming for and how to achieve that, but with DB I'm a complete n00b...

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The gorge is a bit low but probably not too bad on it's own. At least in that pic the buttons look a bit high. In combination with the gorge the jacket looks off to me. It really might be the photo, though.

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Late reply, but too low, IMO.  Suit? 

 

Ha, I knew you wouldn't like it! You prefer your gorge to be high, isn't it?
Slightly better shot. Though I like it that the low gorge creates an illusion of height, I'm not convinced about the overall silhouette. It's too blocky for my taste and perhaps a tad too short? Or maybe I'm just not used to DB yet...
Obviously I have to let out the sleeves and exchange the buttons. It's definitely true blazer fabric (serge), but the buttons are too suitish, I think.

 

 

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I guess I find pretty much all odd DBs a bit boxy.  That aside, FWIW this looks good IMO.

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Noodles, leave your pants alone.

Elio, the gorge looks fine to me.

+1.

Noodles, spend less time having picnic attacks about your clothes and more time wearing and enjoying them.

Elio, I think the jacket looks great. DBs can be a bit shorter than a comparable SB. Swapping the buttons does sound like a good idea, though.
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Elio, I also think the jacket looks nice.  In this case, I don't think it really matters about the height of the gorge - I think you have a DB that fits you well and just looks good on you. 

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What does everyone wear for casual rain jackets? Mid or light weight.

How casual are you thinking? If very casual, and if a "technical" jacket is among what you'd consider, I'd heartily recommend the Arcterex Theta AR. You WILL stay dry.

On the other hand, if "casual" in a more dressy "I'm viewing my grounds with my hounds" sense, I don't think most here would care for the look. In my own practice, if my Theta would be too casual for the rest of what I'm wearing, I just grab an umbrella.

Regarding military hems, it doesn't speak well of my local alteration persons but the best job I got was over the phone. I ordered a pair of cavalry twills from O'Connell's and rolled the dice by having them do the hem. I specified I wanted a cuff with about a 3/4" drop from front to back and an inseam of X inches right at the seam. They are perfect. I guess I respectfully disagree with the notion a cuffed hem can't be done well if slanted.
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Thanks for all the feedback, gentlemen. I really appreciate it! :fistbump:

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Beyond plain white and blue shirts, what is the most practical color/pattern for CBD?

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Beyond plain white and blue shirts, what is the most practical color/pattern for CBD?

Lots of blue/white variations....micro check, graph check, blucher stripe, pencil stripe, university stripe, etc.
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Beyond plain white and blue shirts, what is the most practical color/pattern for CBD?

White/blue stripes and checks. Preferably on the thinner side.
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Monkeyface, not sure if you were being facetious, but the sun was out! Beautiful.

Noodles, leave your pants alone.

Elio, the gorge looks fine to me.

You make it home? Still coming to the dinner tonight?
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Beyond plain white and blue shirts, what is the most practical color/pattern for CBD?
Blue stripes on white ground
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Dinner is up in the air at the moment. I'm hoping to go to the trunk show early, between my kids' soccer games.
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