It’s nice to take a formal style and liberate it for everyday use.This is the way in which I can most easily imagine myself in a db. Have anything in olive? Which reminds me, whatever happened to olive? It’s my best color and I haven’t been able to find anything in it in years. It’s time for it to come back.
The jacket looks baggy to me, maybe it’s because his hands are in his pockets and it pulls it away from his body. The lapels are huge and I’m not a big fan of his flying collars, but I guess it’s a look. The watch is great, though.
Great to know that there are still men who do not think of style as a “fashion” thing. Yes, this jacket style is not what fashion dictates at the moment as it does not have that “I outgrew my jacket on my way from my flat to the office” look, but it is certainly a beautiful jacket and probably from the 80′s. My congratulations to this gentleman who understands that true classy style sets trends, not follows them!
I love how the details make all the difference here. If these buttons were any other color it would not have the same striking effect, I love this almost nautical effect the white has against the blue. And that pocket on his upper left chest, correct me if I am wrong but looks like it was created for a cell phone. I love the wide lapels. Especially since it can hide the cell if it were in there.
I like the color and the fabric and I love the wide lapels. I’m not crazy about the cut. To me it looks like a woman’s jacket (an older woman) – esp. where the shoulders meet the arms. It’s a bit puffy there. I also think the buttons are too wide apart and that the jacket in general should be a bit more fitted without robbing it of it’s casualness.
On the other hand, perhaps it’s his pose. If his hands weren’t in the pockets the jacket might look better.
I will say that this guy (if it’s the same guy I think it is) always has his own style thing going on and that really goes a long way in my book. Whether or not I like every piece he wears is irrelevant (certainly to him but also to me) because he’s always worth talking about.
I love the idea of a casual DB. I have a few myself. My favorite one is in dark denim and is very versatile. I wear it over my workout clothes or a more tailored pair of slacks. But it is cut close to the body and has more of an early 70′s vibe than this one.
Lastly, DBs, IMO, tend not to be flattering on larger or wider frames. If you’re not slim you might wanna get a second opinion on sporting one. The width of the lapel and the horizontal distance of the buttons is very important. It can make you look wider.
Too contrived, results are so bland, especially when coming right after the ultra-cool gentleman shown right below. Appreciate the effort though…
BTW Sart, I do find it interesting that you would perceive DB as the most formal of jackets, since you are someone who has had access to the fashion world, and must have at least seen DB jackets shown and worn in the most casual of styles by at least a few designers, if not by the style-makers that you inevitably come across :-)
Maybe I am too much of a traditionalist but this has got little to do with DB: the slanted breast pocket, the redundant top button(hole), the patch pockets…and yes, the lapels almost peaking over the shoulders are also over the top.
But I admit, he wears it in a very cavelier manner.
I’m not sure I can follow along with you here. I really don’t like the jacket with tighfitting slim pants, at least the way its worn here. It looks to me as if the jacket is actually too small, the pockets awkward for hands, the sleeves too short, even if it is loose in the waist. Give me a pair of loose linen pants with it and I might like it, but not here. Or maybe I’d like it larger with slim pants but preferably on a woman then. Also, the color combo is dull.
The fabric of that jacket is to die for. Perfectly aged and worn. I would LOVE to have the jacket with a few feminine alterations. Pull it in at the shoulders and switch the pockets to side pockets. And of course I’d have to have the glasses. He looks kind of like a James Bond villain. I’d like it with linen pants too, but I like the slim cut jeans as well. 6 of one, in my opinion.
The work wear style pockets on this jacket are out of place, really breaks up the elegant line that’s needed. This jacket should not be worn with jeans, the jacket color really poses a problem. The jacket is best suited with a pair of chino’s. the shirt is a bit messy as well. Cut his legs off and he could bounce around.