The double-breasted suit is a style statement that shows everyone you know how to wear a suit. You can wear a double-breasted suit any place where you can wear a single-breasted style suit. It gives a welcome change of style for Man looking to mix up his attire. Lucky for you, ContempoSuits.com has them here at cheap prices that are well made and fit great. One of our best sellers is the double-breasted black suit and double-breasted white suit. These men's suits have a style, all its own. You will find that the double-breasted style looks great and will give the wearer a sense of style that just isn't found in a single-breasted suit. Shopping for deals on double-breasted style suits with either pinstripe patterns, gangster stripe or solid colors is easier than you might think.Finish your ensemble with some matching Stacy Adams Shoes and you will be all set. See what's new in the world of the Dinner Jacket and Tuxedos. See the latest jaw-dropping Mauri Shoes
The Double-breasted suit 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 suits differed from your standard single breasted 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 aren't afraid to show it. You can go to any wedding party or special event that calls for suits and notice that one man who is wearing a men's double-breasted jacket suit while everyone else is conforming and afraid and are wearing single-breasted suits or Mens Blazers for that matter. That man has confidence in who he is and doesn't feel the need for conformity and group approval. You'll be inclined to secretly want to know who this man is and what he does for a living. That is the power of wrap front style suits. This type of suit is nothing like Linen Suits.
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The double-breasted suit features a jacket that has overlapping front flaps and two symmetrical columns of buttons; by contrast, a single-breasted item has a narrow overlap and only one column of buttons. In most modern double-breasted style suits, 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, allow 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, that 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.
Most double-breasted suits and blazers 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 others styles exist. Style-wise, these suit jackets usually have peaked lapels and fasten left lapel over right lapel as usual for men's jackets. You'll notice that each one of the suits in this category button the same way.
Double-Breasted Suits These Days Have 6 Button Jackets.
These days you will find that most double-breasted suits and jacket use the 6 on 2 style front which is the classic and original style for these stylish suit. In the 1980s, a double-breasted style suit had 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 the baggy nature of the jacket. You would also find that the jacket used a 6 on 1 style which means that only the bottom side button would be used to close the jacket. The lapels would be a bit larger to accommodate the extra wide shoulders on the jacket. 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.
Should you leave the bottom button open?
In this era, you just won't find that look anymore. You are going to find that most if not all double-breasted suits 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 of suit really. It is for allowing proper movement of the jacket.
The double-breasted jacket should be buttoned while standing.
Another big faux pas is to never and I mean never wear a double-breasted suit jacket open when you are standing up and walking. If you need to open the buttons on the jacket while sitting, the moment you get up, it is imperative to properly button your jacket. Otherwise, you will look simply horrible in your suit. While you can wear a single-breasted style jacket open while standing up. I don't really recommend the look, on a double-breasted suit. You will look completely UN-done and really look like you need to button your jacket. The double-breasted suit is a special type of suit and needs to worn buttoned up. You would never see Prince Charles wearing his double-breasted suit not buttoned up. Those columns of buttons make a statement.
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 double-breasted suit jackets do not button this way at all.
These suits are all about style
Double-breasted suits were 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, double-breasted suits are not as popular in the USA except in fashion minded suit stores, and it is difficult to find them at many mainstream suit stores; 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 is often seen wearing one. They are also found in the modern slim fit suit that young men these days are wearing often.
Do Thinner Men Look Better in a Double-Breasted Suit?
I will be the first to tell you that not all men can properly pull off a double-breasted suit. You need to have a certain body type that is slimmer in proportion than not. A stocky man usually doesn't look so good in a double-breasted style suit. If you are of moderate height but thin, a double-breasted type suit will look stellar on you. If you are a tall man with a decent physique, you too will also do the suit justice. Overweight men who need to wear a suit, should really not consider the double-breasted style unless they have the height to pull it off properly.
The double-breasted suit has always been a regal style suit since it's 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 double-breasted suit is completely unlike wearing your basic single breasted suit. 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.
When shopping for a double-breasted suit,fabric and construction should always be a consideration. While not everyone likes wearing suits made of wool, the suit 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 double-breasted style suit made of better fabric so it drapes better on you, wrinkles less and stays fresh looking the time you're wearing your suit. If better fabrics used make the suit, they usually use better suit construction as well. The jacket itself will be better made with a better chest piece which gives the front of the jacket its structure and shape and allows the wearer of the suit jacket to move properly compared to a cheap suit made of inferior materials. The slacks will also have a better waistband on it 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 full poly fabric double-breasted suit because those are usually made for a price as cheap as possible. That means that many corners in the suit making a specific price level. You can wear these suits a couple of times and maybe dry clean them once. After that, all the glue used in the making of the suit will start to dissolve and create puckering in front of the suit jacket where the chest piece fuses to the shell of the jacket. That is why I always say "Buy The Best Suit You Can Afford". You will get more use out of it and it will last longer and look better on you longer as well. Once you try a double-breasted suit, it won't be your last.
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