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Those Italians really love their DBs.

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Those Italians really love their DBs.

They also seem to have no love for the soft shouldered neapolitan jackets.
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They also seem to have no love for the soft shouldered neapolitan jackets.
 

​That's a Style Forum thing not an Italian thing.

 

These are fantastic shoulders. I also prefer the low/long opening of the throat of the jacket.    

 

 

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Very nice. I always enjoy thsee posts. It's like a reality magazine
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That's a Style Forum thing not an Italian thing.
 
These are fantastic shoulders. I also prefer the low/long opening of the throat of the jacket.    
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How did this style and thought process permeate through the forum?
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How did this style and thought process permeate through the forum?

My supposition is that it is a nice story, and markets real well in lifestyle copy.  In addition, it is rarely seen in RTW, stands out, and is very distinctive making it easy to explain to people why "you" have something unique and special.

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My supposition is that it is a nice story, and markets real well in lifestyle copy.  In addition, it is rarely seen in RTW, stands out, and is very distinctive making it easy to explain to people why "you" have something unique and special.

You could make that case for any style of jacket done in an interesting fabric.
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You could make that case for any style of jacket done in an interesting fabric.

To some extent yes, and I do think unique and interesting fabrics are particulars that permeate the online fora.  It is just in that instance, nice and unique fabric make more practical sense than a stylistic cue that often does not look good on a large percentage of the purchasers, it's a characteristic that everyone is onboard with so to speak.  Although, fabric alone doesnt sell the romance of your suit the way the Neopolitan lifestyle of carefree unpadded shirtsleeve shoulders does, the two aren't mutually exclusive, I just think fabric is additive whereas the other appeals to a different marketing ploy or self gratifying image of oneself. Im sure there are more reasons why it became aspirational to many, just my observation how the ball got rolling.  Mix in a few rave reviews in the early days, with significant positive back slapping and you achieve upper echelon style points online regardless of the fact that more structured shoulders tend to be more flattering on the majority.  I do think it can look nice on people, and it is interesting story and I have seen some nice examples particularly in more summer/lighter fabrics.

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Neapolitan shoulders are in Naples.

The italian tailors of other cities cut in different ways.

 

Here a Caraceni DB of 1961:

The man is Mario Donnini of Donnini & Caraceni,Milan (now A.Caraceni).

 

 

Double breasted in a street of Rome in the summer of 1960 (note the policeman in summer white uniform with...unauthorized loafers!!)

 

 

 
 
 
 
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To some extent yes, and I do think unique and interesting fabrics are particulars that permeate the online fora.  It is just in that instance, nice and unique fabric make more practical sense than a stylistic cue that often does not look good on a large percentage of the purchasers, it's a characteristic that everyone is onboard with so to speak.  Although, fabric alone doesnt sell the romance of your suit the way the Neopolitan lifestyle of carefree unpadded shirtsleeve shoulders does, the two aren't mutually exclusive, I just think fabric is additive whereas the other appeals to a different marketing ploy or self gratifying image of oneself. Im sure there are more reasons why it became aspirational to many, just my observation how the ball got rolling.  Mix in a few rave reviews in the early days, with significant positive back slapping and you achieve upper echelon style points online regardless of the fact that more structured shoulders tend to be more flattering on the majority.  I do think it can look nice on people, and it is interesting story and I have seen some nice examples particularly in more summer/lighter fabrics.

This!
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any idea what tailor the Pirelli boss uses? The shoulder line is very nice, not too soft, not too rigid.
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Cross post from the Unfunded Liabilities thread because Double Breasted Style...

 

 

 

 

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