Double Breasted Style.

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by whnay., May 29, 2008.

  1. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    Very disturbing cap'n.

    Where are you right now, Carmen Sandiego?


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  2. yfyf

    yfyf Affiliate vendor Affiliate Vendor

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    Where are you right now, Carmen Sandiego? - B
    I'm currently in the Shanghai, a place where any sort of double breasted jacket is currently impossible. (because you would die of whatever is worse than heat stroke. Heat cancer? Heat AIDS?)
     


  3. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    Hey, my maternal grandparents were killed in Shanghai.

    I've always wanted to visit.


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  4. GiltEdge

    GiltEdge Senior member

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    Well, here it is. For the record, I am quite smitten:

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    Great Gatsby!
     


  5. Artisan Fan

    Artisan Fan Suitsupply-sider

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    Personally, I think Prince Michael of Kent's DB are very well balanced.

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    Bill or anyone,

    Who does the Prince's suits? I like.
     


  6. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    Bill or anyone,

    Who does the Prince's suits? I like.


    A to the S.

    BTW...I'm in Buckhead at the moment.

    Maybe something good for the High, but I doubt it.

    - B
     


  7. Wrigglez

    Wrigglez Senior member

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    wheres foos awsome DB? i'd have to say that that my favorite from this forum by far.
     


  8. edmorel

    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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    A to the S.

    BTW...I'm in Buckhead at the moment.

    Maybe something good for the High, but I doubt it.

    - B


    G5'd the trip or couldn't be bothered and went Falcon/Hawker?
     


  9. tjc4golf

    tjc4golf Senior member

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    All of my jackets are currently single breasted but I'm considering acquiring a double breasted one. However, before I pull the trigger, I was hoping for some input from other members as the style is a bit unusual in that the top functional button is below the natural waist. To illustrate what I'm talking about, here is a pic I found earlier in this thread that shows a jacket with a similar button stance to the one I'm considering (in addition to the low buttoning point, the jacket I'm considering is also a 4x1): [​IMG] My questions are:
    1. Is there are certain body type a jacket of this nature is best suited for? I'm thinking that this style might be best suited for someone who is a little heavy (not looking for much waist suppression) and short, or short torso relative to legs (so the longer lapels would accentuate the length of the wearer's torso). I'm average height, good balance between upper and lower body, on the borderline between thin and athletic build, and like waist suppression (erring on the side of more rather than less) - so I'm not sure if this style is best suited to my body type.
    2. If I were to purchase this jacket and take it to my tailor for waist suppression, I would still want the waist suppression done in a manner such that the narrowest point of the jacket is at my natural waist, not the buttoning point, correct?
    3. The jacket I'm considering is also a dinner jacket. Is this button stance more appropriate for formal occasions? Less appropriate?
    Thanks!
     


  10. comrade

    comrade Senior member

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    Just a personal note. Thirty plus years ago I got a double-breasted blazer from
    Paul Stuart. It fit well. It looked good. I was tres buff at the time. Nevertheless,
    I never found it comfortable except when standing. I seemed to be forever
    buttoning and unbuttoning it. I never got anything double-breasted since except
    for overcoats.
     


  11. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    Attolini for Luciano Barbera:

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  12. Film Noir Buff

    Film Noir Buff Senior member

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    Not fair VOx, everything looks better in Fresco [​IMG]
     


  13. Parker

    Parker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I'd also like to know what types of jackets call for 4x1 vs 6x2. Can either be applied in any instance, e.g. blazer, odd jacket, casual suit, business suit, dinner jacket? Or are they reserved for certain applications?

    Also, on a 4 x 1, should the buttons be parallel or keystoned? The keystone looks weird to me here.

    I've got questions!
     


  14. alliswell

    alliswell Senior member

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    Attolini for Luciano Barbera:

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    - B


    Bigger in the skirt/waist/chest/shoulder and longer than you would commission, if I'm not mistaken. Makes you look like Manton.
     


  15. RatherAnOddball

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    This question has probably come up already, if not in this thread then elsewhere, but -

    I've a long torso and short legs, and in a typical DB I expect that the flaw would only be exaggerated - unless, I suppose, I wore it open always.
    Is there any style, any tweak, any alternative cut that would help a DB to work for me, or ought I to give up on the idea?
     


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