Double or single breasted suit now that is the question …
Double breasted styles have various different silhouettes which offer versatility for those who want something different.
The 6x1 and 4x2 styles as shown above are the most common styles of double breasted shapes. However there are many more styles which offer something a bit more unique. These unique shapes are often only obtainable when going down the bespoke route. Take style 2x1 for example of this. This style 2x1, nips the waist similar to a 1 button single breasted jacket 1 button but built with more structure and finesse. 6x3 style which has been popularised by Prince Charles is another different style of double breasted jacket. Personally I find the double breasted jackets much more stylish, as silhouette broadens the figure and adds more flare and personality.
Double breasted suits are not restricted to just suiting. The style can also be used as a sports jackets and coating. The silhouette carries decorative window check pattern well and equally as a plain. However the broader shape of the jacket seems to fit surface patterns best such as Prince of Wales. The double breasted style can also be used In formal settings.
One detail that should be taken on board, is that the jacket should never been worn undone. As the jacket will look limp and very unflattening.
What about vents? Traditionally this style has been sported without vents as the broader structure is held. However this causes visual and comfort problems when sitting down. It would be best to opt for side vents, however this can change depending on the clients personal preferences.
Overall double breasted suits are very versatile and can create a look which is much more chiseled and unique. Personally between the single and double breasted jacket I prefer the aesthetics of the double.
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