Dressing down the double-breasted suit/jacket guide part 6

Dressing down the double-breasted suit/jacket guide

Dressing down the double-breasted suit/jacket guide part 6

Aside from formal evening attire, double-breasted suits used to be as formal as it gets when it came to suits. You may have a couple of them in your closet and you are not quite sure how you can incorporate your DB jackets into your current wardrobe, you came to the right place.

What to avoid, number 3: Do not try to dress down a striped jacket

A striped DB jacket is a very formal garment that is usually seen on Wall Street or in a business environment. Combining it with a casual sweater and casual pants is simply not something that will work and will always look weird. In the same vein, do not try to dress down double-breasted tuxedo jackets or dinner jackets, it simply will not work.

What to avoid, number 4: Do not try to put your hands in your pockets

Yes, it is true, having a hand in your pocket makes you look more relaxed but overall, if you try to just have your hands in your pockets all the time, you end up having your clothes wearing you rather than you wearing the clothes. In my opinion, it is very self-conscious even though some people might do it in Pitti Uomo in the hopes of getting photographed, it is impractical and not something a confident gentleman would do.

An idea for an outfit:

You can wear a double-breasted jacket which is a part of a suit and has brown tones off white tones and the blue overplaid brown buttons. You can pair it with a brown turtleneck sweater. You can opt for a silk pocket square with small paisley patterns in blue, that pick up the overcheck in your jacket. You can also wear a navy pair of pants and brown shoes.

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