How to Wear a Double-Breasted Suit: From Be Dapper.

Reposted from Be Dapper.

How to Wear a Double-Breasted Suit

The double-breasted suit is back, in a big way.  Gone are the boxy shoulders and overdone lapels that dominated the double-breasted suit back in the 80’s.  Now the lines are trimmer, the lapels are thinner and all kinds of guys are wearing them (not just your stockbroker.) Today I’ll go over how you can rock a double-breasted suit with confidence without looking like a bad Gordon Gekko impersonator.
Fit Trumps All
You should be used to me stressing fit by now, but really: fit trumps all.  With a double breasted suit you’re going to want to keep it short.  If you’re already used to shorter jackets then you’ll know what to look for, if not then you need to ignore the old “grab the bottom of the jacket rule.”  I’d recommend the jacket hit an inch or two above the crotch of your pants.  Your lapels shouldn’t be so wide that they’re flapping in the wind.  If you like Tom Ford, you can embrace his take on lapels but I prefer something a little more toned down.  Between 2.75″ to 3.5″ wide is a good rule of thumb.  Lastly, the shoulder pads should be slim and nearly non-existent.
A perfectly fitted double-breasted suit | GQ.com
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2 Comments on “How to Wear a Double-Breasted Suit: From Be Dapper.”

  1. July 2, 2011 at 4:39 am #

    Thanks for the repost!

  2. July 1, 2011 at 4:07 pm #

    I AGREE WITH MOST OF YOUR ASSESSMENTS, HOWEVER I BELIEVE THAT IN THIS PHOTOGRAPH THE JACKET MIGHT BE A BIT TOO SHORT…

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