1956- the 'new' double breasted

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  1. thunderw21

    thunderw21 I'll Lock Up

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    From the October 1956 issue of Esquire.

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

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  2. J. M. Stovall

    J. M. Stovall Call Me a Cab

    Funny! Nice layout and illustrations though!
     
  3. Fletch

    Fletch I'll Lock Up

    And in 1958, the car for the clothes...
    Aston Martin DB4
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  4. DerMann

    DerMann Practically Family

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    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

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

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  6. Feraud

    Feraud Bartender

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    The more things change..:)
     
  7. Fletch

    Fletch I'll Lock Up

    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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