Today we will talk about double-breasted blazer and how to adopt it to your daywear wardrobe.
In such blazers there are two parallel columns of buttons (3 buttons per column). Two of them (bottom and middle right) are buttoned up and the rest are false – for decoration only. You could find double-breasted blazers with only four buttons or even with just two; and on the contrary there are blazers with more than six buttons – but they are the exceptions.
And there are 5 tips which could help you find an ideal double-breasted blazer and make you look as elegant as ever.
Fit your size
Double-breasted blazers consist of two layers of fabric in the front – overlapping front flaps – and two columns of buttons. That is why men with less than athletic body should be cautious wearing them. In general it is not so easy to choose the ideal double-breasted blazer, but it is worth it. All men look gorgeous in their perfect-fitting outfits.
Choose your vent
Blazers could have one or two vents or even not to have such at all. What you prefer – one or two – it is a matter of your taste. Both options are quite traditional. Usually one vent is chosen by American gentlemen while the British prefer blazers with two vents. However, two vents do give a little bit more freedom of movement and allow you to access your trouser pockets easier. Blazers without any vents were popular in the 80s but now they are considered as old-fashioned.
Select your fabric
The majority of double-breasted blazers are made of woollen fabrics – worsted wool flannel, tweed, and etc. Summer blazer are made of linen, cotton or silk. The only thing that should be avoided is synthetic materials.
Find your tailor
The most expensive blazer is worth nothing if it is ill-fitting. But a cheap blazer, perfectly fitting the figure, could look like a million bucks. Therefore after you measured it carefully, it is advisable to go to your tailor and get it custom-fitted to your body.
Take care of your lapels
A good blazer is not the most fashionable blazer but well-fitted. The width of the lapels should be selected not according to the fashion and trends but to the proportions of the face and shoulders.
Cover photo: Fabio Vizzari