The eight-on-four double-breasted suit

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Billingsgate, Jul 10, 2006.

  1. Billingsgate

    Billingsgate Member

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    Jul 6, 2006
    Four-button single-breasted suits tend to conjure images of urban gaucherie, but I wonder whether the double-breasted version has been unjustly shunned. I recently had occasion to see The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945), wherein Hurd Hatfield wears an eight-on-four double-breasted suit that was at once bold and refined. I then saw a purple-label effort that was a faithful copy, but I don't know the collection to which it belongs.

    Do any other high-end RTW makers offer such a suit? Can anyone provide any information about that purple-label suit?

  2. yachtie

    yachtie Senior member

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    May 11, 2006
    I've had 6x3's done MTM by various makers but I think an 8x4 may be in the bespoke league. It is certainly "fashon forward" these days. [​IMG]

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