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Double Breasted Style.

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

  1. LeviMay

    LeviMay Senior member

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    Maybe it's just me, but these skinny notch lapels look goofy on a DB.
     
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  2. Master Shake

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    Any notch lapels look horrible on a DB.
     
  3. MikeDT

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    Now I think they look OK on the high buttoned one that Lord Mulberry posted, maybe better than peaked here. However on that 80s Brioni thing I posted ealier, that's another matter.
     
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  4. Ivar

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    I've warmed up to notch lapel DB coats. They look distinctly 80s, though, and only work on casual coats, such as the one MikeDT posted.
     
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    I know.
     
  9. SpiffEngineer

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    I have seen and thought about that Phineas Cole jacket before, and it is interesting, but far too extreme for my taste. I like 6x3 DB jackets, but I think the extra 2 buttons on this make it the equivalent of a 4 button SB. In addition, the hacking pockets and ticket pocket make the whole thing a mess. I am just happy that the model is not wearing the hat, because that would make him look even more ridiculous.

    Now I will sit back and wait for the 6x3 hate...
     
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    I like that.

    But I would never wear it.

    Even without the grey bowler, it looks ridiculous.

    But ridiculous in a faintly admirable way.

    Hacking pockets not a problem, but the upper buttons should be moved outwards. Though that would not stop it still looking ridiculous. Just in a different and less bad way than most other ridiculous things.

    Phineas Cole is like Ralph Lauren would be if Ralph Lauren was on crack.
     
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    Without the top two buttons, I don't think it would be terrible at all. I much prefer 6x2 to a high-buttoning 6x3, but I think it could work here.
     
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    I think for Phineas Cole it works - but that is because it is supposed to be uber-dandyish.
     
  13. SpiffEngineer

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    I did a quick 'shop (in paint) to show more or less what I was envisioning (though the pockets are not quite flat, and the hat is still there):


    [​IMG]
     
  14. Hampton

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    Yeah, it does look much better like that.
     
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    If you do it as a young guy, it should be a little slimmer, and you may want to think about different accessories. Also, it helps if you're in a southern country. You may consider a darker shade of tan if you're more up north.
     
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    So there's some truth to it being old-fashioned. Been looking at these elegant pictures so much so that I've come to appreciate this beauty, and dress a little beyond my age.

    What type of accessories are you speaking of?
     
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    Double breast for 2012 is about keeping it slim and shorter, I'm 1,7m, and wear 4x2 buttons on my DB because the 6x2 layout make the jacket too long, dwarfing my body. I wore my thick 14oz wool DB yesterday.

    I am 34, past your late twenties, if that makes a difference.
    [​IMG]
     
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  20. Sander

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    Hm, fwiw I don't think you're doing yourself a favour here with the 4x1. Upper body looks really short.

    @boysdontcry: if you're unsure about it, don't do it. I think you have to be confident to pull this off. But I do like DBs on younger guys; maybe start with a navy, formal suit. Very safe bet and you can get used to it.
     
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