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Tweed Odd Jacket as a DB?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Eustace Tilley, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. Eustace Tilley

    Eustace Tilley Distinguished Member

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    I have to say I love this DB odd coat from Musella Dembach. Thoughts on DB tweed odd jackets to be worn without a tie?

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    Why not, this is not a sober example anyway.
     


  3. Eustace Tilley

    Eustace Tilley Distinguished Member

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    No else with an opinion on this?
     


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    Not my taste.

    To each his own, I suppose.
     


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    I don't think DBs go well sans tie, at least not in the traditional manner. Are you going for the double-breasted coat with turtleneck look like Label King?
     


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    I dressed in costume as a louche European aristocrat yesterday, for a photo project. Wound up wearing a 4x1 DB jacket with a J. Press buttondown collar shirt, no tie. It worked well enough for me. You'd also want to tread carefully in terms of checks -- I think most checks look better on SB. I think a light-weight herringbone tweed would be choice, or a donegal in a slightly unusual color.
     


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  8. Eustace Tilley

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    It's a dark blue donegal. I agree with you on the checks.

    I already have a 4x1 DB linen coat that I wear w/o a tie, so the concept is not entirely alien to me. Naturally, the casual nature of linen lends itself better to this look than tweed.
     


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    I think you are asking two questions:

    1. Can tweed be used for a DB?
    2. Can you wear a tweed DB w/o a tie?

    I think for (1) there is historical precedence and the example you show seems no more radical than a slubby linen or wool DB so why not. For (2) any jacket can be work w/o a tie BUT should you? Since the traditional shirt for a tweed w/o a tie is a OCBD you would be wearing a BD with a DB. Again - certainly possible but it would violate a basic rule.

    Finally - the jacket looks slightly feminine - the combination of the shape and colour (or flash?) combined with 4 button stance. Nothing wrong with that if you are comfortable with it.
     


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    Not a fan of DBs without a tie, tweed or no.
     


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    Not to my liking but each ti their own.
     


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    Tweed DB, yes. DB with no tie, no thanks. I did it once and will never do it again.
     
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    Check it out...white Brooks BD and white hanky...happy now, smart guy*?


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