Although not as popular as the single-breasted suit, the double-breasted suit still creates unique and indispensable features in the wardrobe of sophisticated gentlemen.
WHAT IS A DOUBLE-BREASTED SUIT?
Different from the single-breasted suit, which is a suit with a jacket with two separate sides connected by buttons, a double-breasted suit is a suit with a jacket with two sides overlapping each other.
WHAT TYPES OF BUTTON DESIGNS ARE AVAILABLE FOR DOUBLE-BREASTED JACKETS?
6×2 double-breasted suit
This is the most popular design on a double-breasted jacket. 6×2 or 6 on 2 is a jacket style with a total of 6 buttons on the front body, and only 2 of them are usable. The remaining buttons are only decorative, to balance the overall look.
6×1 double-breasted suit
Similar to 6×2, but the 6×1’s lapel will be lengthened to skip the middle row of buttons and only button the bottom button. This type of design helps create the effect of elongating the body, making the jacket shape more elegant, and the V-shaped part at the neck looks more opened.
4×2 double-breasted suit
Identical to the 6×2 but without the decorative top button row. This type of design helps the overall look more balanced.
4×1 double-breasted suit
Similarly, exactly like 6×1 but only button the right side of the bottom row.
2×1 double breasted suit
Only fasten the right button. This type of jacket is suitable for a double-breasted tuxedo because it is seamless, elegant with fewer details.
WHEN TO WEAR A DOUBLE-BREASTED SUIT?
The single-breasted suit is of course a more popular choice, thanks to its versatility, being able to change styles easily from casual to formal. The double-breasted suit is less flexible, although it can still be casualized to wear separately with other casual items. The double-breasted jacket covers quite a lot of the wearer’s upper body, thus easily making him look more “boxy”, which is especially not good for gentlemen of limited height.
In general, people who are not tall can still wear a double-breasted jacket, but should wear it as a full suit instead of separately. Thanks to the same color pants, the overall look seems to be longer. You can also consider using striped patterns to create an elongated effect.
One more thing to note: Because it is less flexible and more difficult to apply than single-breasted, double-breasted suits should be chosen for the second or third suit instead of the first. A double-breasted suit will also look more formal than a single-breasted suit, so you need to pay attention to the nature of the place where you wear it.