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

  1. yachtie

    yachtie Senior member

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    You cannot have skimpy peak lapels on a DB suit.

    +1 Spoils the look- might as well get a SB.
     


  2. Brad

    Brad Senior member

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    The lapels are really awful, in my opinion. You cannot have skimpy peak lapels on a DB suit.

    There is nothing skimpy about those lapels.
     


  3. Holdfast

    Holdfast Senior member

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    This thread is the best I've read in ages. Excellent photos, with lots of different styles and vibes. Awesome. [​IMG]

    DBs are great, whether for blazers or suits. What I especially like is that depending on the cut they can move from looking like a cruise liner to looking like a schooner. What I mean is that they can either achieve a stately, weighty presence or a sleek, slim effect.

    My figure means my own DBs tend to the liner end of the spectrum but my favourite ever DB was a slim, pearl grey, wide herringbone silk blend that I saw in a movie that actually made the wearer look sporty and slightly louche rather than weighty.

    A few of my own:

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  4. Brad

    Brad Senior member

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    Nice, HF. The light grey with the rusty shirt looks very Casino-ish. [​IMG]
     


  5. Holdfast

    Holdfast Senior member

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    Nice, HF. The light grey with the rusty shirt looks very Casino-ish. [​IMG]

    Yeah, I was totally channeling my inner mafiosi that day... [​IMG]
     


  6. rdawson808

    rdawson808 Senior member

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    Very nice guys. I'm particulalry fond of the brown db on that asian guy a page or so ago.

    Anyone have photos of a shorter and wider guy wearing one (and not looking like a gangster)? I'm 5'7" and 220lbs, wearing a 46-48S. I've always wanted to try a DB but fear it will look ridiculous. I've heard opinions either way.

    Thoughts? Pictures?

    thanks,
    b
     


  7. yachtie

    yachtie Senior member

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    Very nice guys. I'm particulalry fond of the brown db on that asian guy a page or so ago.

    Anyone have photos of a shorter and wider guy wearing one (and not looking like a gangster)? I'm 5'7" and 220lbs, wearing a 46-48S. I've always wanted to try a DB but fear it will look ridiculous. I've heard opinions either way.

    Thoughts? Pictures?

    thanks,
    b



    Get a flared skirt and a good deal of waist supression and you should be okay. Avoid bold stripes.
     


  8. gdl203

    gdl203 Affiliate Vendor Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Lapels are a little out of control and buttons suck but I kinda like this cut

    [​IMG]
     


  9. whnay.

    whnay. Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Worth adding this photo to the thread:
    [​IMG]
     


  10. william

    william Senior member

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    Good thread Bill. Here's a Thomas Mahon DB on a dummy:

    [​IMG]
     


  11. academe

    academe Senior member

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    william- nice one. Is this an odd jacket or part of suit? I've been thinking about getting in touch with Thomas Mahon about a DB and would be interested in seeing more...

    Good thread Bill. Here's a Thomas Mahon DB on a dummy:

    [​IMG]
     


  12. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    Good thread Bill. Here's a Thomas Mahon DB on a dummy:
    [​IMG]


    I like the general shape, but I think I'd prefer the gorge a tad higher.
     


  13. Kuro

    Kuro Senior member

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    I like everything about this. Who is this man?

    [​IMG]


    Akamine Yukio.

    http://www.incontro.jp/
     


  14. Artisan Fan

    Artisan Fan Suitsupply-sider

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    I have some nice Brioni and Kiton DBs I will try to post soon.
     


  15. unpainted huffheinz

    unpainted huffheinz Senior member

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    Edward Sexton currently makes the nicest DB to my eye. The lapels are wide to be sure, but he gets the placement of the peaks in the right spot. I would post the photo but he has one of those damned Flash websites. There are examples of his work including him wearing them there.
     


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