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Old 09-16-2013, 07:54 AM
 
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It ain't gonna actually happen because people aren't really buying them. Here in NYC at least.
Unless one wants the P. Diddy thug/douchebag look (which most fashionable men in the city avoid)

Look at my thick striped suit and the flower on my giant lapel. And the white tie


http://content.artofmanliness.com/up...2/diddych8.jpg
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Old 02-01-2014, 12:57 AM
 
Location: San Jose, CA
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Default It's making it's come back...

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It ain't gonna actually happen because people aren't really buying them. Here in NYC at least.

If you guys have seen movies in the 30's & 40's, the double-breasted look was a polished look in my opinion. The suits these days are terrible, the jacket is very tight looking and the slacks these days are crotch grabbing which looks terrible to me. It's very inappropriate. The look very anorexic and only these anorexic looking pretty boys are wearing them. The one that P. Diddy is wearing below actually looks very sharp and has a normal fit. Very professional and clean.
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Old 02-12-2014, 09:25 PM
 
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Obviously, I'm biased, but yes, they are making a comeback. Google searches for double-breasted suits have been rising steadily since 2007. Yes, they got ridiculously proportioned in the 90s. No, not everyone looks good in the classic 6x2 configuration, and the typical wide button stance of the top two buttons doesn't look good if you're not very broad-chested to begin with -- have your tailor move them closer together. If you're shorter, you should look for a 4x1 (hard to find, but not impossible). If you're portly, it takes some work to look good in DB, and you might want to skip a lot of off-the-rack suits. But fat guys like Sydney Green in Casablanca succesfully pulled them off in the old days-- but then again his was probably bespoke. It's true, some of the current offerings are a bit tight, and the trousers are peg-legged. That seems to be what younger suit-buyers want these days, and the suit industry, grateful for any customers it can get, is happy to give it to them. They do the same in single-breasted suits. There's nothing wrong with Diddy's suit. I would prefer a slightly smaller lapel, but he wears it well. There's nothing wrong with a flower, and good suits have a boutonniere loop sewn in. The gaudy ring is really the only thing out of place here. That's my horribly biased opinion, anyway. Double-Breasted Suit | The place for double-breasted suits!
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Old 02-12-2014, 09:29 PM
 
Location: SC
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All styles are cyclical. If it is out, just wait a few years and it will be back.

Personally, I love the db. They are classic styling and will always look good.
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Old 02-12-2014, 09:38 PM
 
Location: Sinkholeville
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Fashion industry would love to replace everyone's wardrobe. $$$$$

Totally impractical, you really can't walk around with the coat unbuttoned, unlike single breasted coats.

That makes them very hard to live with.
They are also hot and constricting.
They also double the fabric right over your belly, most men don't need that!

I spent the last 20 years wearing suits 5 to 6 days per week, and I'm so glad DBs were out of style for all those years.
I wore DBs off and on in the late 70's and early 80's, but never since. And never again.
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Old 02-14-2014, 11:40 AM
 
Location: SC
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Fashion industry would love to replace everyone's wardrobe. $$$$$

Totally impractical, you really can't walk around with the coat unbuttoned, unlike single breasted coats.

That makes them very hard to live with.
They are also hot and constricting.
They also double the fabric right over your belly, most men don't need that!

I spent the last 20 years wearing suits 5 to 6 days per week, and I'm so glad DBs were out of style for all those years.
I wore DBs off and on in the late 70's and early 80's, but never since. And never again.
Why can't you walk around with them unbuttoned?
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Old 02-14-2014, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Currently living in Reddit
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Nobody wears them except David Letterman.
Speaking of which...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLsg7b0D64s

I used to love 'em and looked pretty good when I was a 44 long with an 8-10" drop. Got bigger though.

However, I do still have a DB blazer I bought in Miami about 15 years ago that I want to rock someplace/sometime with an ascot
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Old 02-14-2014, 09:43 PM
 
Location: Northville, MI
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I have a double brested trench that I wear often.
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Old 02-15-2014, 05:35 PM
 
Location: Vallejo
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They've been back in style for about two years now, which means they're still pretty rare. Most people don't have the money to be spending money on something that's still very edgy and yet very formal like a DB suit.
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Old 02-16-2014, 08:56 PM
 
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Why can't you walk around with them unbuttoned?
On an unbuttoned double breasted suit jacket, one side has more fabric that hangs awkwardly on the side, giving the jacket an asymmetric look.
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