Sunday, 29 November 2015

TRENDS: The Double Breasted Man- Statement!

…An Elegant and Charismatic alternative to the Single breasted suit.

The double breasted suit/Jacket is a unique statement, not known to many but should be recognized by all.

I was going through my picture archives and I noticed a lot of young guys are beginning to embrace this relatively retro style and bringing on modern twists to it. I am a fan!

A classic double breasted suit is usually a 6 on 2 button design (6 total buttons with 2 working buttons).

There is also the 6 on 1 style (6 total buttons with only the last button being active).

Asides these, other modifications exist.

There is the 4 on 1 design (one functioning button out of four).
There is the 4 on 2 design (two functioning buttons out of four).
There is the 5 on 1 design (one functioning button out of five).
You can have as many as 8 buttons.

A peak lapel is usually found on double breasted suits or jackets.

Wearing this suit in a classic cut and fabric is statement enough, hence, the need to keep it simple. You would probably have to go minimal with your accessories when dealing with a double breasted suit or jacket. It’s not the time to wear your tie bar, lapel pin, pocket square, tie all at once… save one! If you must, choose your colors wisely.

Tailoring is key. It just has to fit you right.

Make it modern with color and prints.

I think this style works well with slim guys because it adds a little bit of bulk and dimension to the torso. 
I also love it on guys with broad chest, especially when the cut cinches the waist and slightly flares out.

Looking for a way to add a little different to your wardrobe?  Get one in a neutral color for starters.
You can totally rock it to work. I suggest you make it your ‘I want to look different today’ option, not your everyday option.

More pictures to inspire you….

So who’s ready to join the Double breasted wagon? Yeah, I see you right there…and you over there!                       
As a lady, can you rock? Sure!

Thanks for stopping by.

YS: Ogunrinde Olayemi

CREDIT: Adebayo, SirUti, Loluesq, Black Lapel, Articles of Style, The Trend Spotter, Real Men, Real Style, Parisian gentleman.

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