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Sunday, September 13, 2009

On the Street....DB Sportcoat, NYC

It is great to find a DB sportcoat that actually feels sporty.

Usually they are too long, too square, and too boring.

The big trick to why this jacket looks so cool is how slim the sleeve is in the upper arm.

If there is one alteration that guys don't do enough it is having the sleeves slimmed down on a suit. That separation between upper arm and chest drops ten pounds on the look of an average guy - try it you'll see.

Comments on "On the Street....DB Sportcoat, NYC"


Blogger stacy said ... (8:24 AM) : 

the fit is brilliant - as is his posture and your shot.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:38 AM) : 

Just lovable. Watch, pants, glasses, open shirt. So curious about the shoes...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:43 AM) : 

this one doesn't look like he needs to drop 10 pounds!


Blogger Soren Lorensen said ... (8:43 AM) : 

beautiful cut on a lovely figure

and a magnificent beard


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:46 AM) : 

What a striking silhouette. Wow.

The big trick ... is how slim the sleeve is in the upper arm.

If there is one alteration ... it is having the sleeves slimmed down on a suit.

Terrific commentary too. Hadn't noticed this - will have to test soon.

Also like how this is another argument against the idiotic "no white after LD."


Blogger mom & son said ... (9:08 AM) : 

i adore his jacket!


Blogger Elise said ... (9:19 AM) : 

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Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:28 AM) : 

Works for women too, I think. The slim sleeve. I almost bought a denim jacket (and I dislike them) simply because the upper sleeve hugged my arm in just the right way.


Blogger Pearl Westwood said ... (9:35 AM) : 

The grey really works with the horn rimmed glassses too.


Blogger Marie El. said ... (9:46 AM) : 

Oh THe watch and glasses..A++


Blogger JFK Jean said ... (9:58 AM) : 

I'm just loving the fact that he found it in a gray tweed


Blogger Zueva said ... (10:13 AM) : 

I like photo


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:49 AM) : 

How can you have a sleeve slimmed down in the upper arm? If the scye (armhole) is cut too large, then its too large... I don't really see how you can alter that... That is a big problem on most RTW coats nowadays. Anyone?


Blogger The Calvin Show said ... (10:54 AM) : 

I've never been a fan of white pants on men but I think they help, along with the white shirt, to make the jacket really pop. *Sigh* I can't wait until I get back to the city.


Blogger Nandi said ... (11:03 AM) : 

*this guy is king of swag! Love it


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:09 AM) : 

Is he wearing a woman's jacket?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:34 AM) : 

I agree. This one guy in particular looks emaciated, rather than fly.


Blogger Laguna Beach Trad said ... (11:59 AM) : 

Nice shot, Sart! Love the sunglasses, haircut, and ivory trousers. You say: "The big trick to why this jacket looks so cool is how slim the sleeve is in the upper arm." Well, for those of us chaps who work out and play rugby and therefore have large biceps, what do you suggest?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:41 PM) : 

yes to the jacket, very nice but not so warmed by his slightly sour expression.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:11 PM) : 

I do not think that is a woman's jacket, looks like Band of Outsiders to me.

As to the weight comments, shouldn't a conversation about personal style focus on how someone dresses to suit their body, rather than judging them for not meeting the standards of convention?


Blogger hayleysherie said ... (1:44 PM) : 

Oh I love this coat.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:01 PM) : 

I like the glasses! does anyone know which brand they are?


Anonymous Daisy said ... (2:06 PM) : 

this picture is beautiful, in case you didn't know :)


Anonymous The Finn said ... (2:24 PM) : 

What is the story with the skinny look? A normal man, with normal muscle definition, can never wear an outfit like that. It would look so stupid.

I therefore wish more pictures with, well, normal size people.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:17 PM) : 

I scrolled down too excitedly today and i ended up combining images-- suddenly the double breasted peacoat was being worn with the with the blue pocket dress while the mans contortional posture looked horrible, the outfit still looked pretty good.



Blogger julia said ... (3:30 PM) : 

forget the expression-the fit is the important part:)
cool, i ll tell my guy this trick and if it doesn t work i ll get back to you.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:32 PM) : 

I agree with comment before, arm hole can't be altered.

slimming of sleeve can only happen from just above elbow to cuff which will exaggerate the large arm hole.

if you want a slim arm hole, do what this guy in the photo did, which i assume is a woman's jacket (check the opening)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:48 PM) : 

I am mad about how he rolled up the coat sleeve. I do that when I don't feel the need to alter such pieces like leather jackets. Very cool. Love his look... will steal.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:46 PM) : 

I think the issue is that everyone's clothes should fit well. If you have big biceps (like my husband and others) you will need a bigger sleeve. If you are more slender, you will look good in a jacket that fits your thinner body.
If a man wears a women's jacket to get the best fit, so what? I sometimes buy shirts in the children's department, because they fit better. Buy what works and rip the label out!


Blogger Alice Olive said ... (10:00 PM) : 

I love this. Grey with white. Wonderful.


Blogger Darcy said ... (10:01 PM) : 

Smashing photo. Great tip on the arms. I'll keep that in mind.


Anonymous Holly said ... (10:03 PM) : 

Yep! I agree with the tighter jacket sleeve.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:25 PM) : 

OMG I love the girl in the jeans. Nothing like Levis bootcut. Excellent work.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:46 AM) : 

mm divine. so much to be said for good quality


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:54 AM) : 

anyone know what brand glasses they are?


Blogger Laurie Luxe said ... (4:38 AM) : 

this shot is very beautiful.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:49 AM) : 

wonderful shot!

the glasses are persol for you who asked

beautiful jacket, does anybody know the brand?

thank you


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:38 AM) : 

i go to school with him, he is both nice and naturally quite small! love his style


Anonymous Debarge said ... (9:05 AM) : 

yup i'm all for sleeves taken in!


Anonymous Pam said ... (9:25 AM) : 

I love that scarves are coming back into fashion...for both men and women! I love the ultra long scarf on the man above. Anything to lengthen the look is a good thing in my opinion.


Blogger the brown man said ... (10:14 AM) : 


I completely agree with you that not enough men have their sleeves slimmed down. However, one thing I think you should point out and which you would have noticed is just how high the armhole itself is cut - it's not an oblong shape, but more rounded and that makes a critical difference in fit and elevates the sophistication of the jacket. Ultimately, the wearer just looks better.

P.S. Congratulations on getting your first book out.


Blogger green lantern said ... (12:30 PM) : 

Sart, you are so right. I also have a fetish that demands my jackets fit the contours of my chest. I see men wearing jackets that have a permanent fold of fabric between the armpit and the chest. It dulls the senses, especially on a DB coat. I buy RTW coats with primary focus on my chest/waist not my back/lats.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:41 PM) : 

I'm from Italy, what does "DB" stand for?

Thank you very much.


Blogger thomas said ... (1:16 PM) : 

Great advice!


Anonymous togs said ... (2:40 PM) : 

Double Breasted!


Blogger JustNorman said ... (2:59 PM) : 

That's a great looking coat. I think I'm gonna save up and spring for one.
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Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:19 PM) : 

love the outfit especially the persol glasses and coat
hate the beard


Blogger The Clever Pup said ... (8:43 AM) : 

this guy definitely doesn't need to shed any pounds. He looks like he can hardly support his head.


Anonymous Uwe Noelke said ... (11:58 AM) : 

good shot. funny glses.


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