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Double Breasted Style.

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

  1. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Senior member

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    I don't see patch pockets on any of V's three random jackets. The OXXford looks like a besom to me.

    The Oxxford has flap pockets that I tucked in that day.

    - B
     
  2. Despos

    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The Oxxford has flap pockets that I tucked in that day.

    - B


    I could tell, OXXford does single pipe pockets. One pipe on the bottom and none on the top.
     
  3. designprofessor

    designprofessor Senior member

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    Seems like I recall Manton posting a very nice dark charcoal brown DB a few months back....
    These dark brown chalk stripes on some of these images are gorgeous, the way I'd go if i were to have one done up.
     
  4. Joseph K. Bank

    Joseph K. Bank Senior member

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    I actually tried on a double chested jacket in a nice charcoal Merino fabric at Joseph A. Bank today which was on sale for $39 but I still feel that is is not an appropriate style for a professional business environment.
     
  5. Film Noir Buff

    Film Noir Buff Senior member

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    I actually tried on a double chested jacket in a nice charcoal Merino fabric at Joseph A. Bank today which was on sale for $39 but I still feel that is is not an appropriate style for a professional business environment.
    No idea that Jos A. Bank did DB suits but I would say the suitability (haha) of wearing one for business depends on who you are, what you do and who your audience is.
     
  6. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Stupid question: anybody know what flower Prince Charles is wearing in his lapel? Looks like a carnation.
     
  7. Skyler

    Skyler Senior member

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    A couple random DB jackets:

    [​IMG]


    The tie in the second photo's a knock-out... from whence did it come?
     
  8. Dragon

    Dragon Senior member

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    Stupid question: anybody know what flower Prince Charles is wearing in his lapel? Looks like a carnation.

    I would like to know too. Seems like he always wears ones that are just the right size (not too large).
     
  9. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Senior member

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    The tie in the second photo's a knock-out... from whence did it come?

    Thank you. Jay Kos.

    - B
     
  10. yachtie

    yachtie Senior member

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    I don't see patch pockets on any of V's three random jackets. The OXXford looks like a besom to me.

    They're not patch, but I'm liking patches these days. Patches with flaps..hmmm [​IMG]
     
  11. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Senior member

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    They're not patch, but I'm liking patches these days. Patches with flaps..hmmm [​IMG]

    I'm still mulling over patch hip pockets for mid to light gray DB flannel suit that I hope to have in the works beginning in a couple of weeks.

    I'll probably chicken out and go with besom pockets, but still...I can dress more with more aristocratic leisure than people who are in a stricter environment. Patch pockets might be a nice FU to the work ethic.

    - B
     
  12. whnay.

    whnay. Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I'm still mulling over patch hip pockets for mid to light gray DB flannel suit that I hope to have in the works beginning in a couple of weeks.

    I'll probably chicken out and go with besom pockets, but still...I can dress more with more aristocratic leisure than people who are in a stricter environment. Patch pockets might be a nice FU to the work ethic.

    - B


    Don't do it Bill...flannel deserves better!
     
  13. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    They're not patch, but I'm liking patches these days. Patches with flaps..hmmm [​IMG]
    I have a tan fresco collegiate style suit on the way - patch flapped hip pockets, patch breast pocket hooked single vent with track stitching and lapped seams on the trousers. But if I weren't looking for a screamingly casual suit, I would probably skip flaps on patch pockets.
     
  14. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Senior member

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    Don't do it Bill...flannel deserves better!

    Hah! Now you're encouraging me...

    Usually, however, when the cloud of possibilities in my mind finally precipitates into a commision, I end up being conservative.

    - B
     
  15. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Senior member

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    I have a tan fresco collegiate style suit on the way - patch flapped hip pockets, patch breast pocket hooked single vent with track stitching and lapped seams on the trousers. But if I weren't looking for a screamingly casual suit, I would probably skip flaps on patch pockets.

    That sounds really great, D.

    I hope that you will not be too shy to post pics.

    - B
     
  16. palmettogent

    palmettogent Active Member

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    Here's a question related to DB style. Should a DB suit always have a buttonhole in each lapel, or is that left to the preference of the wearer?
     
  17. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Bill, take a rookie's perspective for what it's worth, but I think a grey flannel DB suit with patch pockets would be pretty sweet--particularly since you have no shortage of 'proper' suits. I'd love such a combination for myself one day.
     
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    Stupid question: anybody know what flower Prince Charles is wearing in his lapel? Looks like a carnation.

    It looks like a carnation to me. The problem I have with carnations is that their base (the green leaves that hold the flower together) is too thick to fit through the buttonhole so the flower points up instead of out. But if you strip the leaves, then the flower kind of falls apart. I haven't yet tried using string to hold the flower together, or maybe it works best only with SR-style long lapel holes (I haven't tried it on anything but my Zegna suits).

    --Andre
     
  19. raphael

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    Personally, I think Prince Michael of Kent's DB are very well balanced. <snip photos>

    His ties and knots rock! [​IMG]
     
  20. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Here's a question related to DB style. Should a DB suit always have a buttonhole in each lapel, or is that left to the preference of the wearer?

    Savile Row convention is to put a buttonhole in both lapels for symmetry, though not all Savile Row tailors do it all the time. Off the row, the practice is less universal and some tailors do just one since you would never wear two flowers. To the extent there is a convention about this, it is a very low power convention and if you have your own preference for one way or the other, there is no reason not to follow it.
     

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