Dressing down the double-breasted suit/jacket guide part 3

Dressing down the double-breasted suit/jacket guide

Dressing down the double-breasted suit/jacket guide part 3

Ways to dress down your double-breasted jacket, number 6: Play with your configurations

Most double-breasted jackets or suits come in a six-two configuration, two of which are buttoned. Traditionally, you would button the two lower ones which would create a much more formal look. Alternatively, you can leave the bottom button undone or you can button the whole thing just on the bottom row and see how it looks. You could also consider unbuttoning the jigger button on the inside which will cause your lapel to be not as structured and will be a little less symmetrical and therefore, more casual.

Ways to dress down your double-breasted jacket, number 7: Play with your configurations

Some people will even go as far to button the outside bottom button but the inside top jigger button which really results into a kind of asymmetrical look and I suggest you skip that because it just looks like something is wrong with your suit but people cannot pinpoint it. Overall, it does not make you look more casual but more like someone who has glasses on that are crooked.

Ways to dress down your double-breasted jacket, number 8: Pair your DB jacket with a sweater or polo shirt

Sweaters and cardigans are obviously less formal than dress shirts. For a casual DB ensemble, the turtleneck sweater is ideal because it creates some visual interest in an area where you usually have neckwear or a bow tie. Because it covers your neck, you will feel warmer which is in line with the two layers of fabric in the double-breasted jacket that will keep you warmer than a comparatively single-breasted one. For example, let’s say you have a navy double-breasted suit or a navy blazer, it can look really great with a lighter or medium gray turtleneck sweater.

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