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1956- the 'new' double breasted

Discussion in 'Suits' started by thunderw21, Jul 16, 2008.

  1. thunderw21

    thunderw21 My Mail is Forwarded Here

    From the October 1956 issue of Esquire.

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



  2. Funny! Nice layout and illustrations though!
  3. And in 1958, the car for the clothes...
    Aston Martin DB4
  4. DerMann

    DerMann Practically Family

    But I like walking beam-shoulders and flaring, peaked lapels [huh]

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

    Tomasso Incurably Addicted

    I caught a few minutes of Titanic (1953) this morning and Clifton Webb was wearing a similarly cut blazer. [huh]

  6. The more things change..:)
  7. 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.
  8. chalkstripe

    chalkstripe New in Town


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