Thanks for everyone’s input on jacket fit.
Now I have been planning to buy my first DB jacket for over a year now. Still unsure if I can pull it off successfully !
What do you think about a light tan linen db jacket ?
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I'd err to a darker coat, like a navy or air force blue linen especially if it's your first and if you aren't sure about it.
It's funny the DB/coat tightness debate has come up because I actually have a new dark grey DB suit on the way from Aquascutum, being British it could be a good comparison to the Italian silhouette that we have been talking about, with a slightly stronger shoulder, longer skirt in the coat and heavier canvass.
I must admit, to some embrassment that I don't know of this Imran fellow, though I have seen his tumblr pop up now and then. Is he a member?
To me, Vox's steed (british) coats are what I consider to be a perfect fit of a coat. Extremely clean lines, a bit of drape and shoulders that have a bit of structure but aren't really padded. And the trousers of course are excellent again with very clean lines down the whole trouser. His NSM (italian) stuff to me has never fitted as well and probably not co-incidentally has less structure to it. Whether that's your thing or not, or if you prefer lighter coats is personal preference but standing side by side structured looks better to me.
If I was to buy am un-structered, un-lined un-everything suit or coat which I'm not against, I'd be using it as a casual piece worn with linen shirts or even polo's in the italian kind of way they do and i'd let it flap about a bit and wrinkle up. Wouldn't use it for a work suit based on that.