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The Single vs Double Breasted Overcoat Smackdown

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Been pondering a bespoke overcoat. Navy DB is currently in the lead.
 

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The negative with double breasted coats is that you have to leave it buttoned at all times or it looks sloppy.
 

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Originally Posted by Vintage Gent
¿Por quÃ
no chesterfield?


I am all over the map, admittedly. I have not decided A) to get anything, or B) what to get if I get something. A chesterfield would be great, but I suspect that I would never get more than one bespoke overcoat, so I would need to really make it "count" and a navy DB is more versatile.
 

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Originally Posted by Manton
Been pondering a bespoke overcoat. Navy DB is currently in the lead.
A vanity purchase in this economy? Who do you think you are?!
 

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Originally Posted by Manton
I am all over the map, admittedly. I have not decided A) to get anything, or B) what to get if I get something. A chesterfield would be great, but I suspect that I would never get more than one bespoke overcoat, so I would need to really make it "count" and a navy DB is more versatile.

For what it's worth, if I were to invest in a bespoke overcoat--and here in the subtropics, it's low on my list of sartorial priorities--I'd spring for a chesterfield. If it's less versatile than a double-breasted navy, it's only so by a fraction, and it's considerably more aesthetically pleasing to my eye.
 

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I like DB's better in theory, and that's how I voted. However, all of my wool overcoats (peacoat excepted) are SB. The only warm coat I own that's DB is Dad's old burberry.
 

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The one overcoat I really don't like is my sole SB. I wouldn't get another.

DB definitely.

Next up will be a brown whipcord DB long (boot length) coat with a twill lining. ( Cloth arrived this week)
 

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I have four overcoats also and they are 2 of each, but I find myself reaching for the brown DB for my everyday use.
 

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I like them both pretty much equally. I have 2 SB and 2 DB. I love mixing them up and I feel like both definitely have their uses in different situations.

Since I didn't see an option for "SB and DB Equally" I chose Anne Hathaway.
 

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Longer coats = SB
Short coats = DB
 

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Originally Posted by gdl203
Longer coats = SB
Short coats = DB


I like mine long either way, mid-calf.
 

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