Return of the Double Breasted Suit...

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Ebonyman, Sep 16, 2011.

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  1. GBR

    GBR Senior member

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    These are all dreadful pastiches of a double breasted coat and represent some misguided designer thinking he or she is clever.
     


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    I don't mind a 2B as a dinner jacket, but I think it doesn't make a balanced looking suit.
     


  3. Quadcammer

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    hate the DB, will never wear.
     


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    Your every post is a dreadful whinging soliloquy representing the verbal diarrhea of a misguided moron mistaken in thinking anyone cares about his incessant daily menstruating.

    Luftvier, fair enough. Thinking on it a little longer, you're right, I wouldn't want it to be a suit jacket, but rather an odd coat.
     
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    It really depends on what you're looking for style wise....I've had some great DB's from RLPL, Valentino, Paul Stuart -Phineas Cole and a few custom pieces. DB's are to be enjoyed in good health....
     


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    Here's an old photo of my doublebreasted seersucker from St. Andrews. Its hard to tell in the photo, but the buttons are mother of pearl. I've posted this pic before, whenever the seersucker doublebreasted topic comes up:

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    Unfortunately for you, he's also right.
     


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    Nice suit Dan. Thanks for staying of topic.

    Anyone else care to post some pics of DB wares?
     


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    yfyf's 2 button DB looks great IMO, and a fantastic cloth
     
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    Although they are technically not "designers", I have always liked the Anderson & Sheppard and Tom Mahon DBs. I plan on getting a Mahon DB in a grey flannel chalkstripe in the near-future. I think RSS has some nice examples of Richard Anderson DBs. Yachtie's DBs, as well as Foo and whnay.'s Rubinaccis are pretty sweet, too...
     
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    I think its hit and miss. I look good in most single-breasted blocks but double breasted can make me look fat. E.g. the Canali drop 7 block fits me really well as a single breasted..but the double breasted version does me no favours at all.

    The best double breasted jacket I've tried on was a new Zegna model, I think it was the Milano model.

    Is it harder to get a double breasted to fit as well as a single breasted?
     


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    +1
     


  13. Agatha Crusty

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    My first suit was a grey double-breasted bought for a wedding when I was 17 years old. For some reason that suit worked, but it's never been repeated for me. I actually like the DB coat, but I no longer wear it because it doesn't seem to work for me. Unless is is well-fitted it tends to look either as though the coat is hanging off your body - like the Prince of Wales in his later years - or that it is burying you. I'm also not keen on the fact that DB jackets are cut square at the hem.

    I'm actually receptive to the two-button DB jacket that was posted..this looks good:

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    But that's as far as I'm about to go with a jacket. I do however have two double-breasted cardigans, which I wear under jackets in autumn/winter. Like this:

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    This one does look good, it's just the examples posted earlier that are awful.
     


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    …but it would look better as a 4x2 or 6x2, imo.
     


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