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Double Breasted Suits: 6 Button Vs. 4, Cast your vote?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Soph, Jun 13, 2006.

  1. Soph

    Soph Distinguished Member

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    [​IMG] Vs. [​IMG]

    I think the 6 is the way to go.
    Cast your vote
     


  2. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    Six, without question. More specifically, 6 on 2. I won't say that every four is an abomination, but I can't think of one I wanted to wear.
     


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    Many say that young people shouldn't wear double breasted suits. However, Whoopee's recent chan acquisition should be enough to silence even the most arden critics. I am only barely 25 and have 2 double breasted suits, one which I am wearing today and is by far my favourite suit. In terms of buttons, I favour the 6x2 by far.
     


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    6x2 here, as well. Frankly, I'd be surprised if a single soul spoke up in preference for the 4X1, although I suppose it must have its partisans, however small their numbers may be.
     


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    6x2 for me defintely.

    The 4x1, and the 6x1 both look bad IMO.
     


  6. skalogre

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    6x2 with no hesitation. Difference betqween unimaginative & tradly (I'll catch flak for this one [​IMG] ) and rakish and smart!

    [​IMG]
     


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    In dramatically sinking order of preference:

    6x2
    4x1
    6x1
     


  8. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    I have seen decent 4x1s, mostly in old pictures. They are rare, however. 4x1 is also great for a shawl DJ. The 4x1 in the pic is just fugly. Waist too low, lousy button stance, overwide shoulders, and skinny notched (!) lapels. Nothing personal, Soph. Also, don't forget the 4x2, which is the classic blazer.

    The 6x1 can be terrific if it is cut right. I hate the typical department store unwaisted keystone stance 6x1.
     


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    6 X 2. The button stance and higher waist is not only aesthetically more pleasing, but also favors my tall, relatively slender body.
     


  10. Get Smart

    Get Smart Don't Crink

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    the 6x2.

    but if done right, would prefer 6x3 [​IMG]
     


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    6 on 2 is so incredibly sharp that it's a shame to see a 4 on 2, especially a navy one with gold buttons.
     


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    I've seen good-looking 4x2s. But if you want to see a DB worn well, check out Fred Astaire in Top Hat, with a DB dinner jacket. I don't see how anyone can not like a DB jacket after seeing how FA wears his.

    The 6x2 looks a bit odd with the ticket pocket, however.

    --Andre
     


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    LabelKing Stylish Dinosaur

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    How about a 4x2 rolled to a 4x1?
     


  14. ollie

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    Hi there, i would be very happy to have the several db types, e.g. 6x3, 6x2 etc. explained. I searched the forum but wasn`t really able to figure it out....
    Thank you
     


  15. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Hi there, i would be very happy to have the several db types, e.g. 6x3, 6x2 etc. explained. I searched the forum but wasn`t really able to figure it out....
    Thank you

    The first number is the total number of front buttons. The second is the number that can actually button. That's why the first suit depicted is called 6x2: six total buttons, two can button. The top two are strictly for show. The left (his left) two are to balance the functional buttons on the other side, and hence, also strictly for show.
     


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