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Double-breasted refers to a jacket that has overlapping front flaps and two symmetrical columns of buttons. In most modern garments, one column of buttons is decorative, while the other is functional allowing the wearer to close the jacket properly. The other column of buttons, placed on the outside edge of the suit jacket, allows the overlap to fasten reversibly, right lapel over left lapel. To strengthen the fastening, a functional inner button, called the jigger which is an anchor button, is always added to fasten the over-lapped layers together from the inside. The jigger button keeps the jacket in a symmetrical fashion allowing the front of the jacket to lay properly for the perfect look.
Double-breasted attire for men first came on the fashion scene in the mid-1930s and stayed popular until the 1950s. There was a certain defining difference and attitude about the way that these types of men's suits differed from your standard style model with the way it wraps over. A certain uniqueness that beckons others to gaze upon you and notice that you actually understand what style is and aren't afraid to show it. You can go to any wedding party or special event that calls for wearing a suit and notice that one man is wearing a men's Kingsman style while everyone else is conforming and afraid and are wearing regular style suits or men's blazers for that matter. Men fashion trends will confirm this. The alpha man has confidence in who he is and doesn't feel the need for conformity and group approval. It is not complicated to see why this outfit looks great.
Why wear a double-breasted style suit?
Style is the main reason why you wear a double-breasted suit. It is the type of suit that stands out in a way that really attractive women catch the eye of everyone in the room. Wrap-front design suits have long been worn due to their classy appearance that just stands out from more mundane single breasted type suits. The style and cut of the jacket have a way of accentuating your physique if you are in decent shape compared to a basic suit. It has a way of making you look slimmer and taller at the same time. Who doesn't want to look slimmer and taller? Another reason to wear a double-breasted suit is that it tells people that you are an alpha male. A man who leads and commands respect. Most men are just not confident enough when getting dressed so they stick to the tried and true. A man who has confidence is more likely to dress unique and stand out in a good way. The double-breasted style lets you do just that.
How to select the right DB style fit.
When you have an occasion to get dressed up and you choose an outfit, It is important to know the parameters. Is it a day occasion? Is it a night occasion? Does the occasion take place during the Summer like a Wedding? Does it take place during the colder months?
If the occasion takes place during the warmer months and during the day, you should consider wearing a lighter color double-breasted suit. The lighter color is far more favorable and upbeat for going to a daytime event when you have to look your best. Think of either a khaki color or a light gray for suiting your needs.
If the event is a nighttime event, wearing a darker color is what you should strive for. If the event is of a more formal nature, you should consider either a dark navy number or a charcoal color suit. Black is also a good choice. Either way, know your setting and time frame.
2. Personal Preference.
As a man of style, it is important to know what you like. Do you like wearing a solid color? Do you prefer a patterned fabric? Do you like all of the above? Do you like your choice to have 4-buttons or 6-buttons on the front? Should the button's columns be straight or slanted style? These are all things to consider. It is good to know what you feel like wearing or like to wear. You may be in the mood for one or the other.
3. Know your size.
A man who wears a double-breasted suit is more than likely not a first-timer. Usually, a veteran when it comes to wearing clothing. If you are new or inexperienced in wearing men's clothing, it is important to know your size. Perhaps you haven't worn one in a while. Do yourself a favor and get measured so you know exactly what size to get and not have to go through the whole inconvenience of returning and exchanging. A well-informed buyer is a smart shopper.
Most double-breasted suits and blazers available for sale primarily have 1 to 4 rows of buttons (each row containing two buttons) for each flap of the front of the jacket, 1 or 2 of the rows being functional for fastening the jacket. Each fastening method is using "number-on-number" terminology; the first number will be the total number of front buttons on the jacket, while the second is the number of fastening buttons below the lapels (i.e. the second number also is the number of corresponding buttonholes). 6-on-2 and 6-on-1 are the common button style, but other styles exist. Style-wise, these jackets usually have peaked lapels and fasten the left lapel over the right lapel as usual for men's jackets. You'll notice that each one in this category button the same way.
Suit styles these days have 6 button jackets.
These days you will find that most of them use the 6-on-2 style front which is the classic and original style. In the 1980s, you would find a completely different silhouette due to the use of shoulder padding which gave the jacket a baggy look and attitude. You would find that the jackets of that era had a closed back on the bottom. In other words, there were no side vents due to their baggy nature. You could also find a 6-on-1 style which means that only the bottom side button would be used to close the front. The lapels would be a bit larger to accommodate the extra-wide shoulders. It is a completely different look from the 6 on 2 versions and only takes a glance at any movie from that era to notice how dated that particular style looked. Men's fashion guides fully confirm this. You may see some that only have 2-button fronts but those are extremely trendy and usually worn by young men that are on the cutting edge of fashion.
Should you leave the bottom button open on the jacket?
In this era, you just won't find that look anymore. You are going to find that most if not all ensembles come with the 6-on-1 style which has a look that doesn't go out of style since it's the original design. The jacket is more properly tailored for a better fit and look compared to the sloppy baggy look of the 1980s-style double-breasted suit. When you wear the modern version, you need to know that you should never button the last button. Although you have two buttons to fasten, you always leave the bottom button UN-fastened. That goes for any type really. It is for allowing proper movement for the wearer.
Your jacket should be buttoned while standing.
Another big faux pas is to never and I mean never wear the jacket open when you are standing up and walking. If you need to open the buttons while sitting, the moment you get up, it is imperative to properly button the front. Otherwise, you will look simply horrible wearing it. Wearing it unbuttoned gives you a boxy and sloppy look which is the complete opposite of why you are wearing a suit like this in the first place. It is especially noticeable with French cuff dress shirts. While you can wear a single-breasted varient open while standing up. I don't really recommend the look, on a double-breasted design suit. You will look completely UN-done and really look like you need to button up. The look is a special type and needs to be worn buttoned up. You would never see Prince Charles wearing his not buttoned up. Those columns of buttons make a statement.
Origins of the double breasted suit
While the original double breasted suit jacket has 6 buttons, with 3 to close the front. This style originated from the naval reefer jacket. Think of the stylish Pea coat. Because short men may find that 6 buttons don't look right for their shorter body, a 4 or 6 button format in which only the bottom one closes will be a better option. The 4-button style jacket that buttons at the lower button is often called the "Kent", after the man who made it popular, The Duke of Kent. As stated, most modern design jackets do not button this way at all.
Tips for buying a DB suit
If you're looking for a new double breasted men's suit, there are some things to consider before making your purchase. First, make sure you choose a quality brand. Second, does the fabric have a nice feel to it? The material needs to have a quality feel to it. Nice and smooth. Not a rough feel. The shoulder seams are also an easy way to determine if the suit is well-made. They need to have smooth seams. There should not be any puckering. All of the parts should sit without sticking out on either the top of the shoulder or the front of the shoulder. The buttons on the jacket should be secure without looking like they are hanging on. Overall, it should hand nicely on the hanger for a nice presentation. You should expect to pay more for high-quality. Second, make sure you buy one that fits properly. This means choosing a size that is appropriate for your body shape. Finally, make sure you try it on before buying it. This will help you determine whether the fit is right for you.
How much should you spend on your suit:
How much you spend on a double breasted suit depends mostly on two things. Your dedication to quality and your financial situation. There are two major price points for the DB style. The first major price point is the $150 - $300 range. In this range, the type of suit you are going to find is going to be half-canvassed. The meaning of half-canvassed is the front structure of the jacket.
The canvas is what gives the jacket its shape and the way it sits on the man wearing it. They are usually half stitched and half fused in construction. It is a cheaper method of suit-making but certainly not unacceptable. The fabrics used can either be super 150s poly/rayon or wool. Generally, you can spend about $150 on a poly/rayon version and around $300 on a 100% wool version that has a half-canvassed jacket. Many huge brand names use this method of manufacturing. It is the overwhelming method of manufacturing for affordability and quality.
The full-canvassed double breasted suit is where the big money is spent. On a full canvas jacket suit, it is fully hand stitched which gives the canvas underneath a better way to move with the wearer. These versions are almost always over $1000 dollars and can easily go to $2000 depending on the designer label. Because of the superior craftsmanship used, a full-canvassed double-breasted suit will last for years of regular use.
Is the Kingsman design popular?
The Kingsman profile was extremely popular from the mid-1930s until the late 1950s and came back in style again from the mid-1980s to the early 2000s. Today, these double breasted versions are not as popular in the USA except in fashion-minded stores, and it is difficult to find them at many mainstream shops which cater to more mundane looks. However, they are still popular in England. In America, they are produced for and made by the high-end menswear lines of Joseph Aboud and Ralph Lauren who are often seen wearing one. It is the most stylish men who enjoy dressing in them these days. They are also found in the modern slim-fit that young men these days are wearing often.
Do Thinner Men Look Better in a DB look?
I will be the first to tell you that not all men can properly pull this off. You need to have a certain body type that is slimmer in proportion than not. A stocky man usually doesn't look so good wearing one. If you are of moderate height but thin, this type of silhouette will look stellar on you. If you are a tall man with a decent physique, you too will also do the fit justice. Overweight men should really not consider this style unless they have the height to pull it off properly.
Can I wear a fit double breasted mens suit to a Wedding.
If you are a man who knows how to get dressed up, wearing one to a Wedding is a splendid idea. What is better than going to a function where everyone is already dressed up and looking better than everyone else because you are wearing this particular style? It tells everyone at that Wedding that you know how to dress and have style.
The double breasted suit has always been a regal style since its early days. When you decide that you want to wear one, you are actually decided that is certainly going to impact how you carry yourself and how you look. The wrap-front style is completely unlike wearing your basic single-breasted variant. When you see other men wearing them, you are seeing a man who has complete confidence in himself and isn't afraid to show it. Isn't that what being a man is all about?
How do I know if the suit is good quality.
It is always important to know how the suit you are looking at is of good quality. When shopping, the fabric and construction should always be a consideration. While not everyone likes wearing clothing made of wool, the one you choose should at least be super 150s poly/rayon or poly/viscose which is another name for the same type of fabric. You want your choice made of better fabric so it drapes better on you, wrinkles less, and stays fresh looking the time you're wearing it. If better fabrics are used, they usually use better construction as well. The jacket itself will be better made with a better chest piece which gives the front its structure and shape and allows the wearer to move properly compared to a cheap double breasted purchase made of inferior materials. The slacks will also have a better waistband on them which also has structure added so the waistband doesn't roll over on you while you're wearing it. Men with a belly know what I'm talking about here.
Unless you are just wearing your suit a couple of times, I would stay away from a polyester getup because those are usually made for a price as cheap as possible. That means that many corners were cut to make a specific price level. You can wear it a couple of times and maybe dry clean them once. After that, all the glue used in the manufacturing process will start to dissolve and create puckering in front of the garment where the chest piece fuses to the shell or outside fabric. That is why I always say "Buy The Best You Can Afford". You will get more use out of it and it will last longer and look better on you longer as well.