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Double Breasted Style.

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

  1. Isolation

    Isolation Senior member

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    For the love of everything this site represents, please don't do it unless it is required work wear.
     
  3. OTM

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    Are you guys kidding? It will look awesome!

    It's spring/summer wear, cmon now.

    Isolation, with the shoulders you could risk having it look a little uniform-like with the turn-back cuffs.
     
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    I actually think a burgundy blazer can be really nice, especially if it is a well made, single breasted and nice trimmings.

    I have turn ups on my suit and blazer sleeves regularly.

    Where are you going to get your pagoda shoulder?
     
  5. Sander

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    I think a burgundy jacket can work. But db, pagoda shoulders, turnback cuffs? I think it will be very hard not to look like in costume.
     
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  6. kulata

    kulata Senior member

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    My exact sentiments. Let's be frank, the burgundy colored DB jacket is pushing it a little, now to combine it with a laundry list of very peculiar details will result in what Sanders just called it.
     
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  7. OTM

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    I think the pagoda shoulders are at odds with your intention to wear it casually.

    If you do patch pockets (+1 for chest patch btw!) and MOP buttons, I think a natural shoulder would be better. That is, if you do not have very downward sloping shoulders and actually need the build-up.

    I think it will look very good with white linen trousers, white shirt, navy knit tie and tan shoes.
     
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    The burgundy is very loud...I would tone everything down if you want it to be a truly wearable piece and not some flamboyant evening jacket worn once a year.
     
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    I like the idea of a burgundy jacket, but I have never understood the appeal of turn up sleeves.
     
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    I think it is only appropriate on evening wear.
     
  11. Isolation

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    I looked at some pictures and thought the turnback cuffs aren't actually that noticable, I guess it depends on how I have it down but I thought it is mildly subtle.

    I wasn't planning to get it extremely roped, just so the shoulder has a clean line, which I prefer, and I think I want it on most my suits not just my DB anyway so I don't think it's a huge deal. I'll talk to the tailor and see if I can try turned back cuffs and have it removed if I don't like it first. Either way I'll post some pictures when I do get them so you can be the judge of it.

    As for loudness I think my age and general context in which I wear it does allow me a bit of flexibility. I don't really work in a conservative enviroment so it'll get more wear than most people I think.
     
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    did anyone post this yet? thought this was really nice proportions, shape of the lapels, etc., altho a DB with tassel loafers is breaking traditions too much even for me :)
     
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    The versatility of THE ELECTRIC BLUE DB Dormeuil Tonik 30 % mohair suit, by Steven Hitchcock, worn with shirts by NSM and Sean O'Flynn, tie by Hermes, Rubinacci PS, Double Monks by J. Lobb, blue suede tassels by Crocket & Jones.

    From the proper suit to jacket white cotton trouser combi, to the dreaded, sockless, no tie, and jeans combo :hide:

    :bigstar:

    Source http://www.the-journal-of-style.com/

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  15. Isolation

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    This looks really good.

    Sorry for spamming with questions, but it's been bugging me since I haven't seen many versions of it, do you think hacking + ticket pockets on double breasted jackets is appropriate? I mean I know some people just don't like hacking and ticket pockets in general, but I don't know if there's some taboo against it for db jackets, I suppose it might with conflict the lines the buttons create or something.
     
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    My second DB from a couple of weeks ago. Sorry fot the bad pic.

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  17. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Hacking, almost certainly not. Ticket pockets can be OK. Apart from Butler (above), John Hitchcock of A&S likes ticket pockets on his own DBs. Nevertheless, there are arguments to keep the front of the jacket less complicated. Some would even do without flaps on the pockets.
     
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    nice summer suit Butler

    IMHO if buttoning only one button of a DB, it has to be the top button, as in the first picture
     
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    I always get a roll to lower button a n d a second jigger button, which leaves me with the option to do both as demonstrated here!
    :bigstar:
     

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