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Double Breasted Style.

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

  1. Ivar

    Ivar Senior member

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    The storied 8-button blazer ...
     
  2. Grammaton Cleric

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  3. Henry Carter

    Henry Carter Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Not unless the button placement is very out of whack. I'd say the missing 4th button is right under his forearm. Having a wife that rides horses, the 8 button isn't all that un-common.
     
  4. MikeDT

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    Aye aye, Cap'n!!
     
  5. Zac Duncan

    Zac Duncan Well-Known Member

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    Double breast is cool and able to enhance the mood
     
  6. matt1

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    Just another day at the office in a double breasted suit.
     
  7. Ich_Dien

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    His father is always in one.
     
  8. Lord Mulberry

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    Yeah they do look a bit low set, I always feel the top button should be just about level with the breast pocket. The horizontal gap between the buttons buttons should be about 4.5 inches. Not sure about the peaked lapels though, people might mistake you for Norman Wisdom.
     
  9. tim_horton

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    It looks like there is not enough overlap of the fabric in front / not enough space between the columns of buttons.
     
  10. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    It's intentional - they called it a 1.5-breasted jacket
     
  11. Geezer

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    Whatever they call it, it looks silly.
     
  12. Ivar

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    Speaking of 8-button suits ...

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    Looks like something out of Transformers. :lol:
     
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    Custom tailored no doubt. Very 1980s?
     
  16. MZhammer

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    Hey guys I could use some help, I picked up this vintage PRL in a thrift. Union made, fully canvassed and really cool. I thought it fit in the store but now I'm having second thoughts, are the large lapels and my small head clashing?

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    ^^This is how I want it to look! Is it just in my head or is it my head? Thanks!

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    Fabric closeup (taken for WUS so forgive the watch)
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    I know the shoulders are a touch wide but that's something only an SF'er would really notice and I figured it's worth the $14 for a fun DB every once and a while... Now I'm second guessing if the whole ensemble (Wide shoulders, extra wide lapels) is more dramatic than its individual parts.
     
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  18. Hampton

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    Can't see mutch...
     
  19. RDiaz

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    I've never worn double breasted jackets and today I tried one on - to my surprise, it was quite flattering for my phat ass, even though it was maybe a size too big. While I wait for them to order one in my size and before I buy it, may I ask if a navy, worsted double-breasted odd jacket with non-brass buttons (thus not a blazer) is not a sartorial aberration, and may I wear it safely? [​IMG]

    Sorry if it's a dumb question but I'm really noobish when it comes to double-breasted.

    It is very classically styled, no fancy stuff and nice peak lapels. Half-canvassed, and the shoulders fit neatly, with a nice chest drape that I loved on the 42S, though I want to try the 40S (42 was roomy in the waist and seat). Was just €200, from my habitual go-to brand. What do you think, get it or not?
     
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  20. Lord Mulberry

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    I like this bronze colour

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