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Suits With Double Breasted Vest?

Discussion in 'Andy's Fashion Forum' started by LoneWolf, Jan 11, 2018.

  1. Hebrew Barrister

    Hebrew Barrister Active Member with Corp. Privileges

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    This is my guess as well. Giamatti would look terrible in the old school DB vests shown in this thread. He'd look like a pregnant woman.

    I would say that if he has to be in a DB waistcoat, the cut of the one shown is probably about as flattering as it will get.
     
  2. bespokewrinkles

    bespokewrinkles Active Member with Corp. Privileges

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    Totally! Just to add, if the trousers are of a type without the waistband, the vest can be made shorter, because not as much overlap would be necessary to over the waistband.

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  3. Flanderian

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    Not that I'm am sufficiently punctilious regarding my personal dress, but isn't the ideal standard that the bottom of the vest should just meet the top of the waistband? :icon_scratch:

    Edit: BTW, still love those check trousers! :icon_hailthee:
     
  4. WA

    WA Honors Member

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    Below the waistband and above the pockets.
     
  5. bespokewrinkles

    bespokewrinkles Active Member with Corp. Privileges

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    Thanks! The waist needs to be at least at inch past the waistband I'm afraid. Otherwise the waistband might show itself in certain postures. Mr. Alex Hill's self-made outfit for example, great as is, suffers from the waistband peeking issue.

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  6. Mr. B. Scott Robinson

    Mr. B. Scott Robinson Senior Member

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    Yes, high waist trousers, no belt with the waistcoat covering the waistband of the trousers is correct.

    The difficulty is that I have a small paunch requiring that wear suspenders with high waist trousers. When wearing a waistcoat, when I must utilize "the necessary", I must half undress. A real pain.

    Cheers,

    BSR
     
  7. Flanderian

    Flanderian Connoisseur

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    Thank you gentlemen! While i no longer have any suits with waistcoats/vests, that's typically where they fall on me. When I had a tailor, I only had him making SB vests and the front at the buttons would sit as you described, though of course, that portion is actually longer as the vest's waist curves upward from that point.

    MY question was prompted more be a vague recollection of reading an ancient and erudite guide to fit that I recalled using the term "kissing" for where the vest meets the waistband. Obviously, I remembered wrong. o_O

    Worry not about that small paunch! Given sufficient maturity, and proper attention to the niceties of life, it should be possible to achieve a fully developed one! :D
     
  8. eagle2250

    eagle2250 Connoisseur - Moderator

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    ^^In response to the conclusion reflected in the words of your final paragraph above, 'boy, you can say that again' and in all caps! LOL. ;)
     
  9. Matt S

    Matt S Connoisseur

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    The high-rise trousers and shorter waistcoat would actually be much more flattering because they would give his body a smoother line. The problem with a long waistcoat on a larger man is that is hangs off the belly.
     
  10. Flanderian

    Flanderian Connoisseur

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    +1.
     

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