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post #16 of 22
If you're really worried about how someone with your build would do, just check out an old pic of Prince Charles. No worries there--- and always DB for daytime in town. If you don't want a boxy look, go for natural shoulders. Anderson & Sheppard, or their imitators will show the way. (RLPL, et al.) Charles was an A&S man until last year. I like the A&S cut and I'm not especially slim (a 48L more or less, sometimes more), but the broad shoulders in the coat and cut of the lapels mitigate all of that.
post #17 of 22
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Excellent..  I feel free..  Like I could spin around with my arms wide open and sing a song.  Okay, not that free... but free like I could go put a bid on one of these: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws....45&rd=1 http://cgi.ebay.com/ws....me=WDVW And has anyone ever heard of Paulo Solari?  Is this a good buy?: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws....60&rd=1 Thanks for all the feedback.  I feel liberated at last.  I can buy a DB suit..  Yaaayyy..
 The Brioni and Kiton look phenomenal. koji
post #18 of 22
Double breasted suits look best on men who are in shape. But that is true of most clothes I suppose. For some reason fat men started thinking that dbs somehow somehow hid their girth and they have co-opted the look. Unfortunately, they are wrong, and its one of the least appropriate cuts for a heavy man.
post #19 of 22
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Excellent.. I feel free.. Like I could spin around with my arms wide open and sing a song. Okay, not that free... but free like I could go put a bid on one of these: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws....45&rd=1 http://cgi.ebay.com/ws....me=WDVW And has anyone ever heard of Paulo Solari? Is this a good buy?: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws....60&rd=1 Thanks for all the feedback. I feel liberated at last. I can buy a DB suit.. Yaaayyy..
That last suit you linked is a bit old... I wouldnt buy it. The Brioni is my favorite, but it does have much better photos than the Kiton.
post #20 of 22
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Heres some pics, this is the suit cuffthis gave me, i had it taken in at the sides, its listed at a 41r but fit like a 40/39r and now after being altered fits more like 38/39. I'm usually a 38/39 depending on brand. Note i'm only 5'11" give or take an inch and 148 pounds. Edited by demeis on Feb. 15 2005,13:47
Waist suppression looks fine. As a thin person (5'11" and 148 lbs makes you thin in my book), this DB suit doesn't make you look thinner. It makes you look elegent, which is what you want (I hope so).
post #21 of 22
I'd prefer the cashmere texture of the Kiton (though it may wear less well than the Brioni). Both are outstanding coats.
post #22 of 22
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Heres some pics, this is the suit cuffthis gave me, i had it taken in at the sides, its listed at a 41r but fit like a 40/39r and now after being altered fits more like 38/39.  I'm usually a 38/39 depending on brand.  Note i'm only 5'11" give or take an inch and 148 pounds. Edited by demeis on Feb. 15 2005,13:47
Waist suppression looks fine. As a thin person (5'11" and 148 lbs makes you thin in my book), this DB suit doesn't make you look thinner. It makes you look elegent, which is what you want (I hope so).
That is what i was going for i didn't want to look to thin, i'm to thin by my own standards
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