Dressing down the double-breasted suit/jacket guide part 2

Dressing down the double-breasted suit/jacket guide

Dressing down the double-breasted suit/jacket guide part 2

Ways to dress down your double-breasted jacket, number 3: Pair your double-breasted jacket with informal accessories and shoes

If you only have oxfords or only formal derbies, consider getting colorful shoelaces because they really break up the formality of your shoes and make it look like an entirely new pair which is great for casual DB combinations. If you want to have something around your neck, go with a knit tie, not with a classic silk tie and maybe something in wool or something that is a little more casual, relaxed, and softer. If you have a worsted jacket, maybe go with a wool pocket square because it tones down the formality. If you have a flannel DB jacket, you can go with something like silk because it is a contrasting texture and it just rounds out your entire outfit. Overall, get something with colors or patterns, not a plain white linen pocket square because that would be too formal.

Ways to dress down your double-breasted jacket, number 4: Pair your jacket with more casual pants and shirts

You can either go with corduroys in the summer, maybe with some linen blends or anything else that is considered casual except maybe jeans because they are just too informal. Of course, you can also consider chinos or even a pair of navy suit trousers to combine it depending on your overall look and the feel you want to get. At the end of the day, make sure that your trousers contrast your double-breasted jacket.

Ways to dress down your double-breasted jacket, number 5: Consider skipping accessories altogether

That means no tie and instead of over the calf socks, go with no-show socks, that gives your ensemble definitely a very casual appearance. Of course, the notion of no sock look only works during the summer, otherwise, you will be too cold. If you wear a shirt, skip the cufflinks, go with a barrel cuff, you can even leave it unbuttoned for a very casual feel.

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