The Society of Cool!
There seems to be a trend for D/B suits to make a big comeback, spoken to several people I know in the trade and they say their new ranges for next year will certainly include D/B,
I know we think of Mod suits as being slim fit mohair but there was a time when D/B were popular I myself had a dark blue chalk stripe made by Burtons in I guess about 1970ish. but if I am honest I would think twice about another as I think it maninly suits a taller slimmer person.
But in Prince of Wales check, nice pin through collar shirt paisley tie and polished Oxfords is all good in my book.
Certainly a Db suit is the next purchase I hope to make when it comes to suits. Hopefully in a couple of months.
Personally they're not for me. I'm not the right shape for them and resemble more of a badly wrapped kebab when wearing a DB jacket.
Having said that, I recall Mark Powell had some tasty bumfreezer DB blazers in a while back.
As for 'being en vogue' again- I guess there are 'classic/timeless cuts for a DB jacket (ala the POW check one above) which are always going to be acceptable in a club/out, or more contemporary cuts now available which will inevitably have a shelf life.
If your a similar physique to me !! I would avoid too strong a check it makes you look wider although I like the window pane I would avoid a full on POW, stripes are good, with a longer point collar and narrow tie it directs the person looking at you to the centre and gives the effect of being slimmer.
I Hope lol
I love DBs, but I tend to go for the 3-button (or is that 6?) style, with a higher button stance.
Have any of you looked at the Duncan Quinn website? He's tailor based in New York and I'm sure his prices are way out of my range, but take a look at his lookbook, particularly 'Look 9'. That's the type of DB I love!
Nice site, very Duchamp, is he English ?
At first, I thought he was English, but I think he's pure New Yorkian. There was another tailor associated with him that I've seen photos of online... I think his name is David Reeves. Many of his outfits appear to be Mod-influenced.
I try to save these photos for future tailor jobs.
I also like a nice double breasted suit, I have a grey one and a very fitted black one, also have a d/b jacket. The only draw back with a d/b suit is that you need to have it fastened all the time or it just doesn't look right.
I like them but sadly I haven't got the body to carry one off anymore. You can be too slim or a fat git like me and it just doesn't work. Head on over to DNA groove http://www.dnagroove.it/en/prodotti.php?idcat=9&cat=man and check out the Barolo, I just love those high gorge, frogmouth trousers, the lot
I've had that double breasted look myself in the past with dogtooth or Prince of Wales check. However even small double breasted lapels never feel right to me. Call it training in my early years or indoctrination, but I don't think I could do double breasted suits anymore.
15 years ago I bought a blue herringbone Nicole Fahri high button d/b blazer. It was made in Italy where evidently the style was to have it so high buttoning that only the tie and very little of the shirt is on show.
I wore it twice then the bloody thing went out of fashion. Finally I dug it out the ther day, and wore it for work and found an ex girlfriends watch in the pocket....have hidden that at work from the present Mrs McAlister...hmmm
Just more daft comments on the passage of time and fashion...nurse!...my pills! lol