“Can Can Do”.. (as I hear too much in the land of “The Truman Show” - Singapore).. When the truth is “no can can LAH”..
So the challenge as often asked - can anyone wear a double breasted suit without looking like a “fluffier” come “doppelgänger” exiting the set of a bad 90s porn film set.
Yes & No - there really is no definitive or scientific answer other than are you the star, starlet or …
The real question is, do you have the gravitas to wear a DB. Good tailoring can only do so much to hide one’s lack of. This also applies to most general style/sartorial questions I get asked every day. If you have to ask, then just maybe you are not at that place yet but not to say you won’t be tomorrow.
BUT THE REAL REASON FOR THIS POST - NiceTryBro HATES DBS & I would like to offer him my CHALLENGE ;)
For those that are not following or aware.. Do visit as he has a solid voice & definite SNARK that I appreciate..
In closing, bespoke tailoring is no different to a film production, everyone has a role & a star!
Details | Suit - MmMBC in 8.5 oz SummerPhasco for GW | Shirt - MBC in mystery linen for GW | Tie - Herringbone | Pocket Square - Drakes | Shades - vintage Moscot “Lemtosh” | Hoofs - Crocket & Jones “Begrave” (my foul weather & travel beaters)
I’m not going to lie: when Guido and I came up with The DB Challenge, I honestly believed that I would be stepping into the batters box, runners on, to receive some lame floater that I would undeniably launch into the cheap seats with zero remorse. Sure, he threw to me underhand, but little did I know he was coming with that Jennie Finch heat riser, God damn!
So where does that leave us? Well, me, for one, with my tail between my legs. But I don’t succumb that easily. Sure, Guido looks great in his DB, but this is directly related to two very important points:
- Guido’s DB is bespoke; and
- we’re talking about the “Nick Wooster of the East” here, for crying out loud.
But even taking the above points into account, I still believe that all things equal, Mr. Wongolini looks much, much more comfortable and approachable in one of his many beautiful single breasted jump offs. I suggest he wear the DB only during serious negotiations. Hey, he said it: GRAVITAS, bitches.
Well done, good sir. ::Golf clap::