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thunderw21
07-16-2008, 09:38 AM
From the October 1956 issue of Esquire.

The new, youthful 4x2 double breasted. This isn't your father's old, crusty DB! :rolleyes:

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b367/thunderw21/001-4.jpg

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b367/thunderw21/002-4.jpg

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b367/thunderw21/003-5.jpg

J. M. Stovall
07-16-2008, 09:40 AM
Funny! Nice layout and illustrations though!

Fletch
07-16-2008, 01:44 PM
And in 1958, the car for the clothes...
Aston Martin DB4
http://www.iceposter.com/thumbs/A11872_b.jpg

DerMann
07-16-2008, 01:58 PM
But I like walking beam-shoulders and flaring, peaked lapels [huh]

Doesn't look bad at all, though. Much better than the 6x1.

Tomasso
07-16-2008, 02:53 PM
I caught a few minutes of Titanic (1953) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0046435/) this morning and Clifton Webb was wearing a similarly cut blazer. [huh]

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b367/thunderw21/001-4.jpg

Feraud
07-16-2008, 03:37 PM
The more things change..:)

Fletch
07-16-2008, 06:50 PM
The slender lapels and natural shoulders may have been a new wrinkle in '56, but the 4x2 DB had been around awhile. It was the standard for sporty, patch pocketed/welt edged DB suits since the 20s, because a decorative chest button sewn over a patch breast pocket looked awful.

chalkstripe
07-21-2008, 11:32 PM
is this one of the mafioso double-breasteds?

http://images.buycostumes.com/mgen/merchandiser/10166.jpg
horrendous stripes, and i feel sorry for the chap who had to sport that suit for the photo, but it kinda gets the point across.