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Double Breasted Style.

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

  1. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Best for Sunday, next-best for work, third-best for the garden.
     
  2. MZhammer

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    The Venanzi suit has been tailored. Thoughts?
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  3. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    It looks like a good suit. Congratulations!
     
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  5. Gianni Cerutti

    Gianni Cerutti Senior member

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    Great look...compliments.
     
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  6. kulata

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    DB with no tie?

    Marzotto says it's OK as long as you don't imitate him
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  8. Gianni Cerutti

    Gianni Cerutti Senior member

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    Well I would say that may be fine even without the double ties. It always depends on how you know bring. I see it well with a turtleneck sweater.
     
  9. Ich_Dien

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    I never think DB with an open shirt collar works, even with overcoats. Time and time again I rather keep my tie on in the bar/pub/restaurant than take it off after work...or look in the mirror after putting an overcoat on and go back to get a scarf.
     
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  10. Lord Mulberry

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    I agree with you 100%, it's always gotta be a tie for me and the higher the opening gorge on the jacket, the better IMO. A lot of my mates wear DB suits but it's more of a winter thing; they don't look right open. Quite a few mates are going do the path of having a jacket only made and wearing them with complementary trousers, shirt and tie. Looks great if you can carry it off, sadly I don't have the figure to carry it off these days
     
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  11. kulata

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    I don't think it's that bad of a look. Starting to like it

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  12. Isolation

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    Hi, this is from another member but I can't recall whom does anyone know?

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    What does everyone think of it? I really like it and want something bespoke very much like that, though I'm relatively new to tailored suits. I believe to note with this jacket's cutting is the low set buttons, relatively large amount of drop, largish lapels? I'm also thinking perhaps to have it made with pagoda shoulders? What do you guys think?
     
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  13. RogerP

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    Pretty sure that's Claghorn and very sure it's an awesome fit.
     
  14. E TF

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    Yes that's claghorn. Lovely jacket.
     
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    I agree on the whole, though I came across this picture of Vox in the back of a taxi recently, and think it looks good.

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  16. Isolation

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    Yeah thanks for the help, I really love it as well. I'm pretty keen on getting something similar now. I wonder what kind of fabric I should go for for something like that? I don't know my fabrics that well and have traditionally mostly just used VBC and Zegna for worsted but I assume this is a British fabric. Thoughts on making it pagoda/slightly roped? Not sure if it might be too much.
     
  17. E TF

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    You could PM claghorn and ask what cloth that is. Hopsacks and serges are generally used for blazers, there must be dozens or hundreds of options.

    Pagodas are not my cup of tea. Bit of roping could be ok. Depends what you want to achieve - what I like about Claghorn's jacket, and the one of Vox I just posted, are how relaxed and comfy they look, how natural. Roping to my mind is slightly at odds with that feel, and pagodas definitely so.
     
  18. Isolation

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    Thanks. I think you're right. Claghorn's outfit to me feels especially good because it seems to strike a balance between being both quite masculine and powerful and yet warm and comfortable as you say, and I think it has a lot to do with the outfit in general too. I do think getting the fabric right is key I am just not very knowledgeable about it. I'll go pm him later I guess.

    I'm still quite undecided about the pagoda, I just like it as a personal preference and I feel like it's good for my body/look/situation. I guess I'll just think about it some.
     
  19. Butler

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    Still pretty cool in Copenhagen:
    Steven Hitchcock DB Minnis flannel 2 vent with 18 ounce Winter White flannels - Turnbull & Asser shirt, Hermes pink tie, white silk PS, blue suede tassel loafers.





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    A little something for the "matchy matchy" contingency to bitch about: matching tie, cufflinks a n d coat lining - oh dear :bigstar:
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    and some historical precedence:

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  20. Gianni Cerutti

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    the double-breasted if you know lead is fine even without a tie. for it is beautiful with a beautiful ascot!
     

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