Double Breasted Suit

Discussion in 'Suits' started by Matt Deckard, Aug 27, 2004.

  1. Matt Deckard

    Matt Deckard Man of Action

    Not as popular today as they once were, back in the Golden Era, Double breasted suits were part of almost every mans closet.

    I think the biggest problem with the modern versions is that they are too low cut and look dopey rather than fashionable.

  2. The Wingnut

    The Wingnut One Too Many

    You're absolutely right...I have 5 double-breasted suits, one modern, the rest vintage. The modern suit is the one in my avatar. The others consists of two wool winter suits, a palm beach, and a tuxedo.

    The modern suit only buttons on the bottom button of the jacket. When I had it tailored, I asked if a buttonhole could be added and the upper button be used, and the tailor responded, 'Nah, that's the style, it's supposed to look that way.' I didn't push the issue any further as I didn't know my stuff at the time.

    I'll still wear the modern suit, as it's a bit lighter weight and color, but it just doesn't scream vintage the way my other suits do. In my modern suit, I look as if I'm in a costume. In my vintage suits, I look as if I stepped out of the past. The cut, look and feel of the fabics makes all the difference in the world.

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