Double Breasted Style.

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

  1. Isolation

    Isolation Senior member

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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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  2. The_Foxx

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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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  4. Butler

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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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  5. Isolation

    Isolation Senior member

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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.
     


  6. Betelgeuse

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    My second DB from a couple of weeks ago. Sorry fot the bad pic.

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  7. 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
     


  10. Butler

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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!
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  11. VRaivio

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    A great-looking suit, Butler, I gave my virtual thumbs-up right after first seeing it on T-J-o-S. You're one lucky chap.
     


  12. mbaltazar

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    Double breasted suits are amazing classic menswear. I've read somewhere on this thread that they are not "business appropriate". I don't see why. I work in a conservative industry and I wear my 2 DB suits and my DB sports coat just as I wear a SB suit. I like to notice that on whnay initial pictures, many of the suit cuts where shorter in lenght than they became later on. I also favor DB with a little shorter skirt, as it flatters the wearer, so it doesn't seems like we have a huge torso and minimal legs.

    @betelgeuse: nice jacket! I have a similar one :)
     
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    Nice DB butler love the fabric and buttons
     


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    Gents any thoughts on this button stance? I usually don't buy Longs but the length was what I wanted to wear with pants rather than jeans. Sits right even with my naval but seems a bit low.

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