Idea for a Double-Breasted Odd Jacket

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  1. Eustace Tilley

    Eustace Tilley Senior member

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    I know Manton will hate this, but I am considering a 4x2 DB odd jacket from the fabric below. Its a 11oz. wheatish-brown shetland, and I intend to get three patch pockets. I imagine pairing this coat with mid-grey worsteds and flannels.

    Thoughts?

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    UncleCozy Senior member

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    Patch pockets on a DB is a big no-no in my book. Interesting material, will pair well with many many things! (though not pp's)
     
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    GiltEdge Senior member

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    Patch pockets on a DB is a big no-no in my book. Interesting material, will pair well with many many things! (though not pp's)

    Then you're missing out on one of the staples of men's tailored clothing.
     
  4. Eustace Tilley

    Eustace Tilley Senior member

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    Patch pockets on a DB is a big no-no in my book. Interesting material, will pair well with many many things! (though not pp's)

    Well, I already have 2 DBs with patch pockets - look great. [​IMG]
     
  5. Master-Classter

    Master-Classter Senior member

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    there's some shot of one of those famous old italian guys with a brown DB peak lapel patch pocket suits, I don't know his name but I know the pic. IMO, do it... and go with white MOP buttons too unless you wanted something like dark horn, or if I'm seeing correctly there's some green specs, so maybe a dark green? some other ideas:
    [​IMG] - white MOP [​IMG] - patch pockets [​IMG] - patch pockets in a way, more like a hunting coat or something
     
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    MikeDT Senior member

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    Patch pockets on a DB is a big no-no in my book. Interesting material, will pair well with many many things! (though not pp's)
    I have two DB jackets with patch packets. I quite like the look. [​IMG]
     
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    Could be nice. Would love to see finished product. Might also be worth a cross-post to Unfunded Liabilities.
     
  8. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I'm about to take delivery on roughly the same in tan linen (flap pockets, though). A winter version would be a bit unorthodox but might be a nice change of pace in the right setting.
     
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    I'd think about getting well matching buttons, might be a tough one.
     
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    Don't think it's a good idea, TBH. Even if you've covered the basics, I can't think of a situation where one should reach for a DB SC in solid brown over a SB counterpart or where the former is more suitable/appropriate than the latter. And if you haven't covered the basics - then [​IMG].
     
  11. Eustace Tilley

    Eustace Tilley Senior member

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    Thanks for the comments.

    I'm thinking of dark brown horn buttons. White MOP buttons are a little too Pitti Uomo for me.
     
  12. IndianBoyz

    IndianBoyz Senior member

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    How about a bit of wood. [​IMG]
     
  13. Eustace Tilley

    Eustace Tilley Senior member

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    How about a bit of wood.

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    Nope. I think the coat will stand out enough without having to go all glitzy on the buttons. Would be a bit much.
     
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    [​IMG] Dark would look nicer on DB probably.
     
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    all this being said, I do have to concur that I think a SB would be better, since off DB's (even a navy blazer) seem a little dated to me, but I'm young.

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