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DB Tweed odd jacket: your thoughts...

Jupiter

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I am considering having a double breasted tweed odd jacket made.

Do any fellow members have any experience with them? If so, any suggestions regarding weight, cloth etc. would be appreciated.
 

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Originally Posted by Jupiter
I am considering having a double breasted tweed odd jacket made.

Is this because the depth and breadth of your odd jacket wardrobe is so vast that you need only a few truly unique jackets to complete it? Or are you more just starting out?
 

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In fact, the idea of a DB tweed odd jacket never came to my mind...
...for good reasons, I think. Though it makes sense if you see the tweed jacket as something to keep you warm outside, the formal character of the db just makes it impossible to pull off. As a tailor, I'd probably refuse to make it.
 

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Originally Posted by Mildly Consumptive
Is this because the depth and breadth of your odd jacket wardrobe is so vast that you need only a few truly unique jackets to complete it? Or are you more just starting out?
I have a few tweed odd jackets already, and they are pretty much the same: 2 button, notch lapel and double vent. I am considering the DB tweed just to get something a little different.
 

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Originally Posted by Jupiter
I have a few tweed odd jackets already, and they are pretty much the same: 2 button, notch lapel and double vent. I am considering the DB tweed just to get something a little different.
Sounds like you have your heart set on a DB tweed jacket. If you are going to have this garment custom made, why not get a matching pair of tweed trousers?
You would have a DB tweed suit, a popular look of 1930's style icons when visiting the countryside.
 

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Get a matching umbrella and knickers too. Otherwise all stylish gents are going to tut-tut at you.

 

tlmusic

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Originally Posted by dkzzzz
Get a matching umbrella and knickers too. Otherwise all stylish gents are going to tut-tut at you.



LOL
 

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I have a db tweed jacket.

I regret getting it, honestly, but probably also because the lapels are quite weird.
 

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I'd like one.
 

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Originally Posted by Jupiter
I have a few tweed odd jackets already, and they are pretty much the same: 2 button, notch lapel and double vent.

I am considering the DB tweed just to get something a little different.


Have you considered a 3 button single-breasted? Or a 2.5 button single-breasted? I would consider those before a DB.

Or, if it's variety your after, have you considered odd jacket details like patch pockets, ticket pockets, hacking pockets, throat latches, half-belts, pleated shoulder backs, cuffs, etc?
 

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Originally Posted by Film Noir Buff
Sounds awful. I would get a SB peak lapel tweed jacket before I got a DB one...actually, Id never get a DB tweed anything.


Frankly, I wouldd prefer a nice lambs wool or cashmere in a tweed pattern to tweed, and I would still never get it DB.


You are such an Amazon in your single-breasted jackets.
 

Jupiter

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Originally Posted by dkzzzz
Get a matching umbrella and knickers too. Otherwise all stylish gents are going to tut-tut at you.



Nice one. I get the point.
 

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