Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by dieworkwear, Aug 4, 2012.
I still think they're stupid.
I would disagree with this. Way before I became a tailored clothing geek I associated single vents with Jos A Banks and similar mass produced American brands, and double vents with more sophisticated British/Italian style. Probably because 99.9% of people who care about tailoring and can afford it will opt for double vents, either RTW or bespoke.
I too went from not really ever preferring BD collars, to liking them quite a lot, and have added a few to my rotation lately. I do, however, think that with the right tie/jacket combination, they are also great with ties, but then I'm kind of partial to the academic/professorial look. I especially like them with bowties.
Just wanted to drop in a hell yeah for the BD. Also, i too went the same way for shirt colors. You'll get over it soon, but my feeling is 75% of anybody's shirt wardrobe should be based on whites and blues.
Grey Bengal striped shirts are underrated, IMO. Pastel colors are overrated. Still, nice to have both.
I think he meant immigrants.
: ) Immigrants are fine.
I have to agree with Holdfast. Singe vents have a long tradition on hacking jackets (the precursor to the modern sports coat), sack coats (e.g. from Brooks Brothers), etc. Double vents aren't necessarily more sophisticated, but I consider them slightly more fashion-forward. The choice of single vs. double vents is purely a matter of individual taste, though clothing geeks like us may prefer one over the other on a specific jacket. If anything, I might consider someone who wears a single-vented jacket more of a traditionalist.
why do you hate the BDCs?
Well, I don't hate them. I just find it silly to button down a collar. And they remind me of the (Dutch?) business uniform of the eighties: very big double breasted suit, bd shirt with loud tie, black wingtips.
that sounds awful. im glad i dont have that association.
"Anton is a pleasant fellow, but when you meet him you feel a cold scrutiny pass over you like an open window in February." - Christian Chensvold at HuffPo.
Had a good laugh at that one
i have heard he is a very sweet fellow, irl.
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