I always love working with other menswear bloggers, I had the chance to meet my good friend Steven Bautista about a year ago and we have always met up to shoot pictures and just talk about future projects and goals. Recently I had the opportunity to work with Steven again and this time we decided to collab on a blog on the topic of single vs double breasted jackets. Lets dive in:
Ive always liked both style jackets, however there is something about the double breasted jacket that gives a bit more classiness than the single breast. Now that being said, that does not mean that one jacket is more classic than the other. You can dress these up or down depending on what kind of style you want to go with.
So whats the difference? The extra fabric and buttons, that is all. We have to remember that the reason that gentleman moved from double to single breasted jackets was because of the economy, people could not afford to have a double breasted jacket so that had to go with a single breast. Now in days there are a lot of affordable options. For example the double breasted that I have on is from H & M (I know right) and it was about $80 and it even has functional buttons.
When to wear one? I say whenever there is a special occasion or want to make a great impression. The jacket itself shows itself off and its because a lot of gentleman do not wear them. I def recommend for all gents to at least have one in there closet, just in case.
I had the pleasure of shooting with Ivan Martinez last month, We decided to wear our favorite jackets for this Photo shoot.I am wearing my made to measure jacket from Knot Standard. If you haven’t been to Knot Standard I highly recommend them! I will leave the link so you can book your appointment.
How can you wear/separate the jackets from the pants? They come in one, two, three buttons. I stay away from those that have 3 or more buttons, but the one-button, single-breasted jackets mostly in formal wear, two-button, three-button are your everyday suit off the rack or made to measure. It’s a rare sighting when you see a gent wear a 3-button jacket.
Now, understand that a double-breasted jacket is most of the time going to be associated with a suit, although you will see double-breasted jackets in blazers, and those can of course obviously be worn with jeans if they’re not worn as a suit. Both jackets can be worn causal or dressed up. Both Ivan and I are wearing our jackets with jeans, which keeps it casual but looks professional.
Photos by Nicolas Jaramillo @nigojapics
There you have it gents, two great jackets different styles which will you choose? Let me know in the comments! Have a great week,