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Thoughts on odd DB jackets

RogerC

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Just a little opinion taking here: what are people's thoughts on having an odd double-breasted jacket, rather than a SB sports coat. I'm still building a wardrobe, and am trying to purchase in such a way as to allow for somewhat more flexibility. So can one get away with a DB odd jacket, especially in a fabric with some surface interest such as a flannel or a chunky tweed herringbone?
 

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Originally Posted by aj_del
Only a navy blazer for me
Same here. I have a couple of navy db blazers, but haven't seen a db odd jacket that I'd consider.
 

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This is my Paul Stuart DB navy sportcoat, but I think the SB is more versatile. If you already have four other sportcoats, add an DB, if not, get more SBs first.
 

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No to DB Navy Blazers. For the navy blazer, which I basically do not like (and I do not own one), SB is better IMO. As the main reason for having a navy blazer seems to be versatility, and as SB is more versatile, go for SB.

Until recently I did not even think of getting a DB sport coat. But last year I actually saw quite a few that I liked, for example, in a Zegna catalog. The ones I liked all had one thing in common: fairly bold stripes.

Really, nothing to go for unless you want to attract attention. Definitely nothing for the job interview. Defenitely something to consider once you are the boss.
 

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Navy blazer only and six-button, not four.
 

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Only navy. Maybe a tan or gray solid in a summer cloth. But these usually look better as full suits.
 

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I like them, but I am a bit different than most. I have a cream linen RRL that I absolutely love. It also gets compliments in the real world whenever I wear it. I had some drunk dude actually genuflect in front of me in a martini bar one night when I was wearing it. he thought it was the coolest thing he had ever seen. It was funny for a while, but he did have a problem shutting up.


Mike
 

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The odd DB jacket with any kind of pattern can be pulled off by a true dandy but is rarely successful for most of us.

I would recommend that if you want a DB with a nice pattern go for the full suit.
 

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Originally Posted by RogerC
So can one get away with a DB odd jacket, especially in a fabric with some surface interest such as a flannel or a chunky tweed herringbone?

Can one do that? Yes. I've had two MTM DB odd jackets made in the last two years and generally receive compliments on them.

Is such a garment flexible? No. Wait until you've got the basics covered before indulging in it.
 

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Originally Posted by MBreinin
I like them, but I am a bit different than most. I have a cream linen RRL that I absolutely love. It also gets compliments in the real world whenever I wear it. I had some drunk dude actually genuflect in front of me in a martini bar one night when I was wearing it. he thought it was the coolest thing he had ever seen. It was funny for a while, but he did have a problem shutting up.


Mike


WTF is that?
 

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Originally Posted by MBreinin
I like them, but I am a bit different than most. I have a cream linen RRL that I absolutely love. It also gets compliments in the real world whenever I wear it. I had some drunk dude actually genuflect in front of me in a martini bar one night when I was wearing it. he thought it was the coolest thing he had ever seen. It was funny for a while, but he did have a problem shutting up.


Mike



more people should genuflect for arbitrary reasons.
 

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Originally Posted by SpooPoker
WTF is that?

Come on dude, you should know that!

a : to bend the knee

b : to touch the knee to the floor or ground especially in worship

Mike
 

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