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post #46 of 1425
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Originally Posted by Connemara View Post
You cannot have skimpy peak lapels on a DB suit.

+1 Spoils the look- might as well get a SB.
post #47 of 1425
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Originally Posted by Connemara View Post
The lapels are really awful, in my opinion. You cannot have skimpy peak lapels on a DB suit.

There is nothing skimpy about those lapels.
post #48 of 1425
This thread is the best I've read in ages. Excellent photos, with lots of different styles and vibes. Awesome.

DBs are great, whether for blazers or suits. What I especially like is that depending on the cut they can move from looking like a cruise liner to looking like a schooner. What I mean is that they can either achieve a stately, weighty presence or a sleek, slim effect.

My figure means my own DBs tend to the liner end of the spectrum but my favourite ever DB was a slim, pearl grey, wide herringbone silk blend that I saw in a movie that actually made the wearer look sporty and slightly louche rather than weighty.

A few of my own:


post #49 of 1425
Nice, HF. The light grey with the rusty shirt looks very Casino-ish.
post #50 of 1425
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Nice, HF. The light grey with the rusty shirt looks very Casino-ish.

Yeah, I was totally channeling my inner mafiosi that day...
post #51 of 1425
Very nice guys. I'm particulalry fond of the brown db on that asian guy a page or so ago.

Anyone have photos of a shorter and wider guy wearing one (and not looking like a gangster)? I'm 5'7" and 220lbs, wearing a 46-48S. I've always wanted to try a DB but fear it will look ridiculous. I've heard opinions either way.

Thoughts? Pictures?

thanks,
b
post #52 of 1425
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Originally Posted by rdawson808 View Post
Very nice guys. I'm particulalry fond of the brown db on that asian guy a page or so ago.

Anyone have photos of a shorter and wider guy wearing one (and not looking like a gangster)? I'm 5'7" and 220lbs, wearing a 46-48S. I've always wanted to try a DB but fear it will look ridiculous. I've heard opinions either way.

Thoughts? Pictures?

thanks,
b


Get a flared skirt and a good deal of waist supression and you should be okay. Avoid bold stripes.
post #53 of 1425
Lapels are a little out of control and buttons suck but I kinda like this cut

post #54 of 1425
Thread Starter 
Worth adding this photo to the thread:
post #55 of 1425
Good thread Bill. Here's a Thomas Mahon DB on a dummy:

post #56 of 1425
william- nice one. Is this an odd jacket or part of suit? I've been thinking about getting in touch with Thomas Mahon about a DB and would be interested in seeing more...

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Good thread Bill. Here's a Thomas Mahon DB on a dummy:

post #57 of 1425
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Originally Posted by william View Post
Good thread Bill. Here's a Thomas Mahon DB on a dummy:

I like the general shape, but I think I'd prefer the gorge a tad higher.
post #58 of 1425
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Originally Posted by Mildly Consumptive View Post
I like everything about this. Who is this man?


Akamine Yukio.

http://www.incontro.jp/
post #59 of 1425
I have some nice Brioni and Kiton DBs I will try to post soon.
post #60 of 1425
Edward Sexton currently makes the nicest DB to my eye. The lapels are wide to be sure, but he gets the placement of the peaks in the right spot. I would post the photo but he has one of those damned Flash websites. There are examples of his work including him wearing them there.
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