Thursday, September 17, 2009

The double breasted suit makes a comeback

Back from the dead, the double breasted suit has been resurrected. But there are some guidelines that I would suggest be followed so as to make the most of this once glorified jacket style.
  1. Make sure the jacket has the more svelt 6-button look
  2. Peak lapels (instead of the traditional notch lapel) will add to the formality of the jacket
  3. All other previous recommendations on suit tailoring apply (see earlier posts for guidelines)
Here's an example of well tailored double breasted suit (courtesy the Sartorialist Blog). (N.B.: You could choose a slimmer lapel than the one in the picture below.)

1 comment:

  1. When are we going to see triple breasted suits? Innovation rather than recycling?