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DB Blazer with Patch Pockets?

Grammaton Cleric

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Thinking of ordering a DB navy blazer with patch pockets and dark brown horn buttons. 6 x 2 configuration (don't like 4 x 1).

I already have a bespoke SB navy blazer, hence the thought of getting something a bit more dandyish. Cloth will be a 12 oz. navy worsted from Dugdales.

What do people think?
 

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Originally Posted by NewYorkRanger
I have 3 DB sortcoats, two of them have patch pockets, the other is jetted. I think its cool.

Nice - any pics?
 

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Do it. I don't know why you need our opinions for something so basic. I guess SF serves the need for validation.
 

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Originally Posted by teddieriley
Do it. I don't know why you need our opinions for something so basic. I guess SF serves the need for validation.

A DB odd jacket w. patch pockets is hardly basic where I am.
 

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I think patch would be better with a flannel woolen than a worsted.
 

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I recently took delivery of exactly what you've described (from napolisumisura), and I've been very pleased with the outcome. It's only been out in the wild twice, but I get serious compliments on it.

 

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Originally Posted by Grammaton Cleric
A DB odd jacket w. patch pockets is hardly basic where I am.

Half of the folks will say no. Half will say go for it. If you like it, you should do it. Patch pockets on a DB odd coat is not that out of left field. You'll get 50-50 on fabric choice as well. You can't please both camps, so you might as well please yourself (not that way). Trini's point about a woolen rather than a worsted makes sense to me, and something I'd personally opt for if I were having the jacket made.
 

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A navy DB with patch seems like it would best with linen to me. Also if you go 6x2 you might want to skip the breast patch and do a welt pocket like medtech.
 

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Do it - but would go for a brighter blue rather than navy, jetted breast pocket and I agree that a nice heavy 14oz Irish linen or a flannel is the way forward.

Whatever you choose it'll look great.
 

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I thought of getting one with matching pants. Ordered a navy H&S Crispaire cloth for it and then wasnt able to make up my mind. Then finally after a month of the cloth's arrival chucked the idea.

That said, I am getting a DB with patch pockets khaki cotton suit made and it should be ready in a week.

The best example of a DB with patch pockets I have seen on SF is whnay's which was the DTO style inspiration for mine as well. Medtech's SC looks nice though I feel that the peaks are too high.
 

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Originally Posted by Parker
A navy DB with patch seems like it would best with linen to me. Also if you go 6x2 you might want to skip the breast patch and do a welt pocket like medtech.

Agreed all around. Although I might just go with 4x2 and forgo the two top buttons.
 

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