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Double-breasted jacket on thin people

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by linux_pro, Feb 15, 2005.

  1. linux_pro

    linux_pro Senior member

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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?
     


  2. drizzt3117

    drizzt3117 Senior member

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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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    Thracozaag Senior member

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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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    zjpj83 Senior member

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    ditto ditto

    i am small. i like db
     


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    demeis Senior member

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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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    cuffthis Senior member

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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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    alaaro Senior member

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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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    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    This is just wrong. DB favors the slim.
     


  10. STYLESTUDENT

    STYLESTUDENT Senior member

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    Your avatar is proof that DB looks good on the thin (as does SB).
     


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    cuffthis Senior member

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    Post some pics for us.
     


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    Brian SD Moderator

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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. [​IMG]
     


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    DB's are great IF they are well trimmed at the waist, as to create a defined hourglass shape.

    Jon.
     


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