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Double-breasted jacket on thin people

linux_pro

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I am consider picking up a couple double-breasted suits, and a DB navy blazer. I have been told numerous times that DB jackets do not look appropriate on a thinner person, especially one whose jacket size is 38R (like me). My pic is in my avatar. Does it look like a DB jacket would look tacky on someone with my shape? I've tried one on, and I liked it, but my girlfriend also said she thought it looked too square or something. Any feedback, guys?
 

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Actually I prefer DB jackets on thinner individuals, if you do a search, you'll find some info about it (it's called details anti-db rant) or something. I think a DB jacket can look good on someone who is tall, thin and in shape but may not be the best choice for others.
 

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I'm a 38r, and most of my suits are DB. I prefer the cut (6X2), and think it actually flatters my body type better than a traditional 2 button.

koji
 

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ditto ditto

i am small. i like db
 

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I think that the can look good on thin people. I recntly started wearing one that i got from CUFFTHIS and i had to have it taken in at the sides a lot but it is farily form fitting. I also saw one that was really slim fitting and looked good at the Zegna outlet at woodburry commons and i think it was GQ or Cargo two issues ago they had a YSL or Ralph Lauren or something DB that looked like it was on a thin individual. I think as long as they have some waist suppression you are fine.
 

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in my opinion, it's the silhouette of the jacket that matters more than SB or DB. Shoulder size, waist suppression, button stance will do a lot more (or less) for you than single or double breasted.

It's all in the tailoring.
 

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I'm not a fan of double breasted at all. Right or wrong, I associate them with a larger person.
 

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I was always of the belief that double-breasted coats look better on the thinner because they don't create a box-like effect on the upper body as they do with the larger folks.

Granted, you have to be pretty out of shape for a double-breasted coat to make you look bad.
 

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I have been told numerous times that DB jackets do not look appropriate on a thinner person
This is just wrong. DB favors the slim.
 

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I was always of the belief that double-breasted coats look better on the thinner because they don't create a box-like effect on the upper body as they do with the larger folks.
Your avatar is proof that DB looks good on the thin (as does SB).
 

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I recntly started wearing one that i got from CUFFTHIS and i had to have it taken in at the sides a lot but it is farily form fitting.
Post some pics for us.
 

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I really like a DB blazer, but the waist has to be tapered quite a bit. Otherwise you get the undesirable boxy effect, which seems prominent with DB suits.

I personally prefer single-breasted in almost any occasion, but no man's wardrobe is complete without a *nice* DB.
 

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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.
 

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