Is flannel always looks better in a double-breasted suit?

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  1. lasbar

    lasbar Senior member

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    I was asking myself if some cloth always looks better in a certain suiting style...
    For example , I do find flannel more adapted to a double-breasted suit than a single breasted one...
    I also personally prefer the one button suit to be made of worsted than anything else...
    Have you got some firm choices on the use of certain cloth on certain suits styles or silhouettes?
    What are your valuable opinions on the issue?
     


  2. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I was asking myself if some cloth always looks better in a certain suiting style...
    For example , I do find flannel more adapted to a double-breasted suit than a single breasted one...
    I also personally prefer the one button suit to be made of worsted than anything else...
    Have you got some firm choices on the use of certain cloth on certain suits styles or silhouettes?
    What are your valuable opinions on the issue?


    I agree with your general comment - some cloths seem to tell you what they should be - and with your specific comment re flannel. All four of my flannels are DB. I have a few more flannels in reserve and all but the LL triple check will likely be DB. I do want to get an SB gray flannel, though.
     


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    I prefer my flannel suits SB 3pc -- YMMV
     


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    unpainted huffheinz Senior member

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    The double breasted jacket is a natural pairing with flannel since it provides more warmth than a single breasted jacket.
     


  5. lasbar

    lasbar Senior member

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    We had a few great examples of this magic pairing on Style forum...
    The picture of the Japanese gentleman is showing a great example of how a db flannel + ticket pocket can be interesting...Nothing boxy and boring ,with some great tailoring.
     


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    I think woolen or worsted flannel can make anything look better. Plain worsteds have their place, but they tend to be a bit boring.
     


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    I've found that I only use flannels as DB's (2pc or 3pc) or 3pc SB's. I think it's because it's a winter cloth and showing a lot of shirt with a fuzzy winter cloth is oxymoronic to me.
     


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    Flannel dosen't look good anywhere except the hunting grounds. And double breasted has been out of style for sometime so mixing the two would only hurt your cause.
     


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    Frog in Suit Senior member

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    If I ever get a flannel suit, it will be a three piece, 3-button, most likely with a ticket pocket. I may never do it as I probably do not need another warm suit...

    Frog in Suit
     


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    Flannel dosen't look good anywhere except the hunting grounds. And double breasted has been out of style for sometime so mixing the two would only hurt your cause.
    And the planet you're from is....?
     


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  12. aportnoy

    aportnoy Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I agree with with the 3 piece SB or DB approaches. I currently have the Minnis Airforce blue flannel and the Harrison's brown w/ blue windowpane POW in work in DBs as well as a Gloden Bale mid-grey flannel in an SB 3 piece.
     


  13. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I've done both. Woollen vey dark flannel DB (like a very chic pair of pajamas), and worsted dark grey and charcoal SB (more workhorse). Just had the Eden in Paris arrive yesterday, and while I was all set to go SB, now I'm not sure. There's also a fantastic special at A&S--- sort of a mid-grey nailhead--- that could work as a 3-button or a 6x2. Or both. [​IMG]
     


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    rnoldh Senior member

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    Maybe it's a bit of a regional thing.

    The couple of flannel suits I have are SB, 2 BTTN.

    And around the courthouse or on social occasions, I don't see much flannel DB.

    Of course, it doesn't get very cold here often.

    I wonder how other Houstonians like VG, Shikar, and Kaizen feel.
     


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    Flannel in Houston? I'm getting a rash just thinking about that one.
     


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