Dressing down the double-breasted suit/jacket guide part 1

Dressing down the double-breasted suit/jacket guide

Dressing down the double-breasted suit/jacket guide part 1

Ways to dress down your double-breasted jacket, number 1: Pair your jacket with more casual pants and shirts

Specifically, that means skip the white or pale blue shirt and instead, go with something maybe in a washed denim. Alternatively, you could also go with flannel because it makes you look softer and way more relaxed. In terms of colors, you can consider earthy tones and pastel tones in the range of brown, ivory, or yellow. These warm colors are perfect when combined with a double-breasted jacket. Alternatively, you can go with check shirts ideally with some color such as maybe red or blue, maybe green, or something darker but you should know that you need to incorporate color because that sets the shirt apart from a formal business shirt. For your pants or trousers, it means that you can go distinctly more casual.

Ways to dress down your double-breasted jacket, number 2: Pair your double-breasted jacket with informal accessories and shoes

You should skip the Oxford and instead go with a monk strap shoe, maybe a double monk or loafers. Traditionally, most men would have never worn a loafer with a double-breasted jacket but it is something the Duke of Windsor introduced simply because it made everything more relaxed. In terms of shoe colors, brown is your friend, it makes everything more casual but you can even go a little further, maybe opt for olive green, maybe a light gray, or just something unusual that you would not find in a classic business wardrobe. That being said, burgundy or oxblood is always your friend. You can also opt for suede shoes because suede is always more casual than regular calf leather. Choose derbies over oxfords because they are a little less formal.

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