Yes,for "close" i mean similar.
This is Douglas Fairbanks Jr whit a Huntsman coat in 1950;
despite the tiny revers is quite similar to a Caraceni coat.
And i have another picture of Sir Lawrence Olivier in a Huntsman Double Breasted
very similar at an transformable DB of Caraceni.
Today seems that the old quality is gone (but prices are high as never).
I quote Sator:
It is nothing that unusual at all. Any good tailor can do that. There is moderately strong waist suppression, the lapels are medium width with only a modest amount of belly. The model is proportionate and the amount of overlap at front is moderate and in keeping with his physique. There is modest shoulder padding, the shoulder lightly padded, and little touch of roping in the sleeve cap. You can tell they have used moderate structure in the chest to give it a bit of fullness.
The one big fault is that the stripes fail to run parallel to the lapel edge (see red arrow in third picture). Not good, and it should not have been allowed out of the store like that. However, they seemed to have managed to pattern match at the shoulders (which is not necessary).
The DB above in my opinion is not much 30s.
In 30s the space between buttons was more large (without that the coat was more closed on shirt and tie),
and the revers are more large.
In modern British bespoke the DB coats have buttons very close,and revers non much larges.
the 30s coat,for me was more similar to this of Pirozzi,a Napolitan tailor (less expansive of Huntsman).
Another Double Breasted similar to those of 30s is this of another Napolitan,Giuseppe Panico.
Back to Caraceni i want show a fantastic transformable Double Breasted,similar to those of Caraceni.
The picture is shot in New York in 1943:
And this is a nice tranformable DB cut by Duhnnill in New York in 1955.
Remember to me the good coats of the 90s Ralph Lauren.
Edited by carpu65, 21 May 2010 - 12:17 AM.