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Can anyone tell me whether piped pockets on a DB suit is acceptable for work? Or should it be reserved for a black tie event? Are piped pockets more formal than flapped pockets in general?
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Can anyone tell me whether piped pockets on a DB suit is acceptable for work? Or should it be reserved for a black tie event? Are piped pockets more formal than flapped pockets in general?

ALL my suits have besom pockets. my tailor considers besom pockets most elegant for suits. i simply do not care...
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Figured I might as well cross post what I'm wearing today:



Do tell Andy....where does one find such a beauty? The local men's stores seem content to stock a bit more "conservative" DBs around here. I hate to do it but I might move some of my suit purchases on-line just due to variety issues.
Edited by justonemore - 6/2/16 at 4:25am
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I don't think you'll find that one on Amazon.
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Do tell Andy....where does one find such a beauty?

 

Thank you. One has it made.

 

I bought the cloth from Fox Brothers directly. It was the last bit of one of their "vintage bolts", a collection you can find on their website. Then I had it made up into this suit. The design of the suit is an evolution of a basic design that I had my tailor copy from a Cesare Attolini lookbook photo several suits ago. For this suit, I eliminated the ticket pocket that I get on almost all my jackets, and went with besom pockets, also, for a cleaner look.

 

Possibly more than you wanted to know, but you did ask!

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Thank you. One has it made.

I bought the cloth from Fox Brothers directly. It was the last bit of one of their "vintage bolts", a collection you can find on their website. Then I had it made up into this suit. The design of the suit is an evolution of a basic design that I had my tailor copy from a Cesare Attolini lookbook photo several suits ago. For this suit, I eliminated the ticket pocket that I get on almost all my jackets, and went with besom pockets, also, for a cleaner look.

Possibly more than you wanted to know, but you did ask!

I did indeed ask...and other than the fact that you took the last of the cloth, it's all good to know. Thank you for the detailed response. I guess my next search will be for a decent independent tailor...which probably means Geneve over Lausanne darn it...
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Posted ad nauseum, but it's a classic. Probably only bettered by the one of Luciano Barbera in the cream DB/green tie combo.

 

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Yesterday....Nothing too exotic just a Canali (super 140)



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Is my tailor in Messina!

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What beautiful works on this thread. I am almost ashamed of posting what's next, but I do need a bit of advice. 

 

A recent, very good discount led me to pull the trigger on this ropestripe DB from a British manufacturer. Proportions are a bit off - I'm not a huge fan of where the lapels are - but the main thing that leaves me stumped is what to wear it with. Ropestripe is much stronger than chalkstripe, and when you couple that with DB, I'm starting to think it's just too much to wear. So, went ultra classic with light blue shirt and navy grenadine. 

 

Is there any way to make this suit work, dear experienced DB wearing members? My only DB experience has been a navy sportscoat which goes with everything.

 

Apologies for the blurriness of the second picture. I just couldn't get my phone to focus because of the mirror. 

 

 

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It is impossible to help you with those pictures. They dont show anything. 

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It is impossible to help you with those pictures. They dont show anything. 

Let me rephrase: given how little I paid for it, it's not getting altered, so don't worry about the fit. My tailor would charge more to get the waist taken in than the whole suit cost me (yay for clearance).

 

What goes with charcoal ropestripe DB? When and where might it be appropriate? I would love some ideas.

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Let me rephrase: given how little I paid for it, it's not getting altered, so don't worry about the fit. My tailor would charge more to get the waist taken in than the whole suit cost me (yay for clearance).

 

What goes with charcoal ropestripe DB? When and where might it be appropriate? I would love some ideas.

The best place to look for inspiration: http://www.styleforum.net/t/379713/italian-cbd

 

Where is the suit from btw?

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I'd urge you to reconsider alterations if you think they'd help. Always view the cost of a suit as what you pay for the suit AND the alterations. Getting it on clearance reduces the forner but not the latter. After all, this isn't a casual jacket.

As for pairings, white shirt and navy or silver / grey ties. A pink shirt with navy or burgundy tie also works. Be careful with shirts / ties with bold patterns.
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