Return of the Double Breasted Suit...

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

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  1. jc4jax

    jc4jax Well-Known Member

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    I noticed in some of the pictures that some leave the bottom right button undone (similar in a SB) while some button them all. Which is proper or does that rule even apply to a DB suit?
     
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    ^Whatever you want.
     
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    Yes, 4x2 and the buttons in a square-type formation instead of looking like two rows of mammal teats. There's something I don't like about two buttons hovering at about the height of one's nipples.
    I don't know, each to his own style, but the DB is something I haven't really taken to...yet.
     
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    Given your member name ... I find this to be a surprise.
     
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    I'm not sure why.
    But in any case, I'm not knocking DB coats, I freely admit that I just haven't managed to make it work for me.
     
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    I just rather like your member name ... brings to mind Mrs. Christie and crusty old traditions.
     
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    Agreed. This is the best example of I've ever seen. The versions posted previously weren't my cup of tea....
     
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    Well, as if I needed further proof of the current trend towards the DB suit or jacket, this months "Details" magazine has a spread called "How to wear the DB Jacket. For those of you who aren't familiar, Details tends to cater primarily to 20 somethings. When a magazine with this demographic starts extolling the virtues of the DB, I think it's safe to say that the DB Jacket is back!:nodding:
     
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    DB doesn't really do any favours to short guys, so I will be resolutely ignoring this trend.
     
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    Cue picture of the Duke
     
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    Good-looking suit on Ebonyman. I actually have an almost identical "regular" Polo one that was made right here where I live in Syracuse, NY at the former Learbury factory about 15 years ago and it's still in great condition. Learbury made suits for Polo and Brooks Brothers until all the elderly Italian women they had making them eventually died off, the economy changed (same thing happened to Nettleton, a local shoe manufacturer on a par with AE) and lots of things basically went to shit.

    My question is with the turn toward thinner lapels even on a DB, does anyone regard the lapel width on his suit as too wide? Same deal wiith the third picture of the striped one posted by TheDarkKnight?
     
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    Just wanted to comment on your DB seersucker pic you posted. I could never pull this off, but on you, if I saw you coming I'd see man I needed to take seriously. :)
     
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    I just purchased a double breasted suit from ralph lauren and it came with unhemmed flat front trousers. Should I get the hem cuffed or plain?
     
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