Double Breasted Style.

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

  1. Slewfoot

    Slewfoot Senior member

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    While I still need to get a good outdoor shot of this in action, here's my contribution. It's unbelievably comfortable.

    WW Chan
    Minnis Air Force Blue

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  2. J. Cogburn

    J. Cogburn Senior member

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    FNB said:

    When aren't they practical relative to a single breasted? When doing a guest appearance on Hee-Haw? What?
     


  3. Film Noir Buff

    Film Noir Buff Senior member

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    FNB said: When aren't they practical relative to a single breasted? When doing a guest appearance on Hee-Haw? What?
    I agree with you in principle. However, in practice, I find that single breasted suits come in handy in many situations; probably because some Americans think of them as either fussy or supercilious.
     


  4. archetypal_yuppie

    archetypal_yuppie Senior member

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    DBs always make me think of Michael Caine in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Don't know how to post a pic. Its prob very difficult.
     


  5. J. Cogburn

    J. Cogburn Senior member

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    Yeah, well, some Americans think ties are fussy and supercilious. What are we, a nation of farmers?

    "First they came for the double-breasted coats, but I said nothing because I wore single breasted. Then they came for the tweed, but I said nothing because I wore worsted. Then they came for the shoes, but by then, none were left to come to my defense ...."

    Forgot where I read that, but I like it.
     


  6. George

    George Senior member

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    DB's look absolutely terrible. Banish!

    Why do you think they look terrible?
     


  7. Film Noir Buff

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    Yeah, well, some Americans think ties are fussy and supercilious. What are we, a nation of farmers? "First they came for the double-breasted coats, but I said nothing because I wore single breasted. Then they came for the tweed, but I said nothing because I wore worsted. Then they came for the shoes, but by then, none were left to come to my defense ...." Forgot where I read that, but I like it.
    No, we are not a nation of farmers and we have a fair share of people who respond positively to double breasted suits. However, as conformist as it is to keep in mind the reactions of others when we choose clothes, it can be a disaster to disregard it altogether. I am non conformist in some areas and for some purposes and very conformist in others. The suit itself is a very conformist article of clothes. The challenge is to be as non conformist as possible with a suit before being regarded as a crack pot or a misanthrope. That sounds like a quote from the wardrobe of Anne Frank.
     


  8. joshman

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    While I still need to get a good outdoor shot of this in action, here's my contribution. It's unbelievably comfortable.

    WW Chan
    Minnis Air Force Blue

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    MAGNIFICENT. BRAVO!
     


  9. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    Steed (E. DeBoise):

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  10. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    Thom Browne for Brooks Brothers Black Fleece:

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  11. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    Vox and Slewfoot, your suits look terrific!
     


  12. weilian

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    Thom Browne for Brooks Brothers Black Fleece:

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    show off..
     


  13. Slewfoot

    Slewfoot Senior member

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    Thanks guys! I'm very happy with the way it came out. I'm getting my second DB on my next HK trip this month: a navy blue H&S Fresco. I already have the trousers from an existing suit so this way I can wear both jackets as odd blazers or as a suit. Versatility, here I come!
     


  14. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    Slewfoot, that looks fantastic.
     


  15. Slewfoot

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    Thanks, Foo! The next DB I get will be from Peter Lee so it'll be interesting to compare the two.
     


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