Double Breasted Style.

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

  1. RogerC

    RogerC Senior member

    Messages:
    1,057
    Likes Received:
    119
    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2010
    Location:
    Oxon, UK
    I would only due hacking pockets on tweed jackets, but YMMV.

    Your lapels: too narrow and straight. Contrast with this version, worn by Vox. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jul 7, 2014


  2. Wolfon

    Wolfon Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    90
    Likes Received:
    19
    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2014
    If I was taller I would definitely try it.
     


  3. lasbar

    lasbar Senior member

    Messages:
    26,133
    Likes Received:
    1,626
    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2006
    Location:
    FOLKESTONE
    

    I agree with that statement..

    It looks great on a HIM even if the cut and the lapels are so so..
     


  4. Isolation

    Isolation Senior member

    Messages:
    1,953
    Likes Received:
    2,113
    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2013
    Location:
    London
    As mentioned before I'm about to have some plain light weight double breasted blazer and blazer suits made in light solids (burgundy, French blue) and was considering adding turnup cuffs on the jacket sleeve, what do you guys think? I think the jackets will mostly be worn in a semi casual outfit anyway, as I plan to pair them with light trousers (offwhite jeans or slacks, tan linen) and wear them for summer/spring, and I'm going to get them quarter lined, so I think the context lets me play with it a bit and add some style details without it being out of place. It'd work well with a double breasted suit the same way cuffed trousers do presumably right?

    I suppose if I don't like it I should be able to have them removed anyway. I'll check with my tailor first in any case.
     
    Last edited: Jul 19, 2014


  5. Sander

    Sander Senior member

    Messages:
    2,894
    Likes Received:
    6,176
    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2006
    You want to commission a burgundy, double-breasted odd jacket?
     


  6. Isolation

    Isolation Senior member

    Messages:
    1,953
    Likes Received:
    2,113
    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2013
    Location:
    London


  7. kulata

    kulata Senior member

    Messages:
    2,845
    Likes Received:
    4,808
    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2008
    
    For the love of everything this site represents, please don't do it unless it is required work wear.
     


  8. OTM

    OTM Senior member

    Messages:
    166
    Likes Received:
    6
    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2010
    Location:
    Oslo, Norway
    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.
     


  9. add911_11

    add911_11 Senior member

    Messages:
    2,995
    Likes Received:
    267
    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2010
    





    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?
     


  10. Sander

    Sander Senior member

    Messages:
    2,894
    Likes Received:
    6,176
    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2006
    

    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.
     


  11. kulata

    kulata Senior member

    Messages:
    2,845
    Likes Received:
    4,808
    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2008
    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.
     
    Last edited: Jul 20, 2014


  12. OTM

    OTM Senior member

    Messages:
    166
    Likes Received:
    6
    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2010
    Location:
    Oslo, Norway
    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.
     


  13. PCK1

    PCK1 Senior member

    Messages:
    3,066
    Likes Received:
    2,994
    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2014
    Location:
    NY
    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.
     


  14. Master Shake

    Master Shake Senior member

    Messages:
    1,046
    Likes Received:
    15
    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2006
    Location:
    NYC
    I like the idea of a burgundy jacket, but I have never understood the appeal of turn up sleeves.
     


  15. PCK1

    PCK1 Senior member

    Messages:
    3,066
    Likes Received:
    2,994
    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2014
    Location:
    NY
    I think it is only appropriate on evening wear.
     


Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by