View Full Version : 1956- the 'new' double breasted
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:
J. M. Stovall
07-16-2008, 09:40 AM
Funny! Nice layout and illustrations though!
07-16-2008, 01:44 PM
And in 1958, the car for the clothes...
Aston Martin DB4
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.
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]
07-16-2008, 03:37 PM
The more things change..:)
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.
07-21-2008, 11:32 PM
is this one of the mafioso double-breasteds?
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.
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