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post #766 of 1454
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More Prince Michael of Kent. Now, I've read a lot about short men in double breasted suits (I'm roughly 5'7") and I know they all say it's ok if done right. I, however, have quite a broad torso and shoulders and not overly long legs to compensate for this. Does this exclude me from realistically pulling off a double breasted suit? I would like one but it would be a rather large chunk of money to drop on looking ridiculous.
A well cut suit, whether DB or SB will flatter any man. Find your self a talented tailor. Ignore the gaylords on here who think because you are a certain shape, colour or complexion that you 'can't' wear certain items, cuts, colours etc.
post #767 of 1454
The trick is to find a jacket with a high buttoning point and narrow button spacing, so that the center of attention is as high and slimming as possible.

Also, Wickla or Arkla?
post #768 of 1454
I rather like this chap's DB



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post #769 of 1454
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I rather like this chap's DB



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Me too...

I love the warmth of the colour mixed with the linen..
post #770 of 1454
Cheers guys. Bray, actually. Not sure if that's better or worse to be honest. Sartorially speaking, Ireland in general is a bit of a black hole though ain't it?
post #771 of 1454
I haven't lived in Dublin in ten years, but Peter Barrie off Grafton Street and Louis Copeland on Pembroke Street were OK for suits. Shoes were a complete disaster. You're better off ordering from the UK for everything - TMLewin would be my choice.

Where were you thinking of going for a DB suit?

Bray is only a little bit Wicklow - all the sheep are indoors.
post #772 of 1454
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Cheers guys.

Bray, actually. Not sure if that's better or worse to be honest.
Sartorially speaking, Ireland in general is a bit of a black hole though ain't it?

The Irish love their checkered shirts...

They're absolutely everywhere....
post #773 of 1454
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Me too...

I love the warmth of the colour mixed with the linen..

Yeah, I can't find the uncropped photo I had of it though, he has a bottle green umbrella and a tan briefcase and looks absolutely epic.

It also got me thinking there are very few brown suits on SF, at least to my knowledge, when I think they look very good.
post #774 of 1454
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Yeah, I can't find the uncropped photo I had of it though, he has a bottle green umbrella and a tan briefcase and looks absolutely epic.

It also got me thinking there are very few brown suits on SF, at least to my knowledge, when I think they look very good.

Brown on SF is perceived as a farmer/out of town colour...

That's just idiotic...

Brown ,especially darker tones of the spectrum, is offering great colour depths ...
post #775 of 1454
Saw a dark brown glen plaid with purple overcheck VBC S110s cloth today. Seriously thinking of getting it made. Would have ordered it except I thought it was too slick for a brown cloth.
post #776 of 1454
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Brown on SF is perceived as a farmer/out of town colour...

That's just idiotic...

Brown ,especially darker tones of the spectrum, is offering great colour depths ...

Hear, hear.
post #777 of 1454
Will just had a guest post on his blog featuring the Gordon Yao DB suit below (click for full size). What do you think of it?

post #778 of 1454
http://www.boston.com/lifestyle/fash...designer_shoe/

http://www.bostonherald.com/entertai...&position=also

Soft shoulders: check.

High armholes: check.

Bellied lapels: check.

Plastic buttons: check.
post #779 of 1454
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Saw a dark brown glen plaid with purple overcheck VBC S110s cloth today. Seriously thinking of getting it made. Would have ordered it except I thought it was too slick for a brown cloth.
Brown and Purple/Lilac can be a nice combination. Take a picture and show it to us. One thing to remember it's not easy to look at a swatch of cloth and visualise how it will look made up.
post #780 of 1454
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Originally Posted by alliswell View Post
I haven't lived in Dublin in ten years, but Peter Barrie off Grafton Street and Louis Copeland on Pembroke Street were OK for suits. Shoes were a complete disaster. You're better off ordering from the UK for everything - TMLewin would be my choice.

Where were you thinking of going for a DB suit?

Bray is only a little bit Wicklow - all the sheep are indoors.

Yes, I was slightly tempted by Louis Copeland but I just wasn't all that convinced. Maybe I simply feel he's been doing cushy boring business suits for politicians too long to be able to do anything interesting. I don't know.
Ok ok, so it's not exactly in the country but I'm still not from Dublin... promise.

I'd agree to the point made about checkered shirts as well. They're also usually poor quality and style. They also tend to be worn in ways that are simply displeasing to the eye/sensibilities.
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