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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Claghorn, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. Henry Carter

    Henry Carter Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    no


     
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    No way. I absolutely love a well cut DB suit or navy blazer. The only thing is there is less margin for error with respect to fit on a DB jacket. I don't think I'd wear a DB patterned odd jacket, though.
     
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    I think DBs look really good, as long as you don't go over the top pitti style with the matching and patterns.
     
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    DonRaphael Senior member

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    EFV Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I don't wear DB jackets much myself, but I can't agree with sprout at all. I think the style is very contemporary, and I mostly see it on younger people really. Hardly a relic.
     
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    I agree. At least here in Europe we can see them very often... I would say it is a trend among younger men right now.
     
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    Historical reenactment is a big thing these days.
     
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    EFV Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Sure, and I've got friends who are very into that. DB's on the other hands have been all the rage with people who are more fashion oriented for the last couple of years.
     
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    Was watching Jeeves and Wooster, and was able to date the show because they had 3 piece db suits, haha.

    I think one of the differences between db and sb is that with the latter, open quarters are more popular and it lends it self to a very casual flair, but the boxed up nature of the DB just naturally creates like a stronger more rigid frame. It's more military, obviously, and I think in a world of hyper modern aesthetics that can be a good connotation.

    One day I will have a black db suit, and you will all laugh at me.
     
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    So we agree, then?
     
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    No. We'll only laugh at you if it isn't a dinner suit (i.e. dinner jacket and trousers).
     
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    That's a good point, I guess db djs are quite acceptable, but yes I definitely mean something like what I posted on WAYWRN

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    (the above is not actually black, just looks it due to lighting/editing)

    But it's okay, I am used to being laughed at =P
     
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    I know this is good (wide range of formality, good background for ties, so on, so forth):
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    ... but what about this?

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    Seems like it demands a darker coat, but thoughts are appreciated.
     
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    ^ What's up with the cuff buttons? The master tailors at T&A can't be bothered to line them up properly?
     
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    Canali. Really nice. I scored them on special. I could have bought a matching belt but I thought that might be, er, gilding the lily.
     
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    Interesting. My own bias is that the top shirt doesn't offer that wide a range. Casual no tie to OJT, but I wouldn't see wearing it with a suit. Am I off here, I am totally open to the idea, I have a shirt in the same pattern and would love to see it as more versatile than I currently do. The bottom shirt I see as great with darker OJT rigs, but also not with a suit. I'd love to hear I am wrong.
     

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