Double Breasted Style.

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

  1. lordsuperb

    lordsuperb Senior member

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    What's wrong with the suit from the chest down? I would have no problem wearing that suit.

    Also, the pictures of R. Fienes show him wearing the DB with everything buttoned up. Which may distort the way the jacket is suppose to "split."
     


  2. carhadtt

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    Very good! :)

    I do love a great DB!
     


  3. razl

    razl Senior member

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    It's probably entirely proper and perfectly done from a historical standpoint, but the way the bottom third presents as, essentially, a flat square of material with a straight across "hem" look at the bottom, again just to my eye, isn't visually appealing.

    I heard someone say that an unvented jacket from the rear looked like the person was wearing a condom; the front of a db that is visually a straight line across the bottom gives me the same subconscious "do not like" feeling.

    So, bringing this full circle, I guess I'm wondering are there "proper" (not "fashion" oriented) dbs that don't have a straight cut across the bottom? Again, I'm now thinking that might not even be doable since the quarters overlap in the front and it might just be weird, but if there are such things, I'd be interested in seeing them...

    Excellent observation that I hadn't noticed + connected the dots on, thanks for pointing it out. I'll note that the pic we referred to above is essentially the same (he only has a single row at the bottom, which is appropriately buttoned, meaning no unbuttoned rows underneath).
     


  4. lordsuperb

    lordsuperb Senior member

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    I think you're over analyzing things.
     


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