The double-breasted suit, when and how to wear? This questions are asked by many men. This beautiful suit is a classic that has repeatedly disappeared from the streets but came back with a lot of power. Today it´s sporty and modern. The cut is accentuated waisted and a bit short with a great slim look. That’s why the double-breasted suit looks today urban and self-confident with a pinch of casualness. The old picture of outdated and unfashionable suit is gone. The reason is the modern cut and the great fabrics.
When should you wear a double-breasted suit and when not?
You don´t see it on the street so often, since many think it´s too elegant for everyday life. But there is no rule prohibiting of wearing it in everyday life. However the example in the picture is a bit too extravagant for normal office day. In this case, prefer to use a dark blue or anthracite one. With a plaid double-breasted suit you should rather impress on other occasions. For example, a vernissage, a wine tasting or a cocktail evening. This kind of suit is worn buttoned, so is much more suitable for standing parties.
Who can carry a double-breasted suit
Of course, a slim and / or athletic figure has a great advantage in a double-breasted suit, because the body is slightly emphasized. Is someone a very self-confident type who has no problems to show more robust figure, then he can wear this suit with dignity. Because like many things, it depends on the personality.
I wore this beautiful piece for the ballet performance at Stuttgart Ballet. It really is an eye-catcher. Nevertheless, I have to admit that he was not bought in the current state.
The story of this double-breasted suit
It comes from the collection of Hugo Boss but is also a rarity there as well. There is a big outlet near Stuttgart, namely Metzingen. With a little luck you´ll find nice things there at very good prices, the way I do!
The self optimization
I’m almost never 100% satisfied with the clothes I buy. I think they can always fit a little better and can always be change in some way. The magic word is optimization. At first I let the suit optimize so it fits to my taste and it does now. Meaning, the jacket was done tighter at the hips, the sleeves narrowed and shortened, so that the envelope comes out from the shirt nicely. The pants were also made a little narrower and also slightly improved on the length. Especially a modern cut pants should have the right length and rather shorter than too long.
Create a unique piece with a little imagination
Actually, I was already satisfied with the changes I made. Nevertheless, I found the opportunity to individualize it. I know some very good button shops here in Stuttgart, such as Goldknopf. It is always worthwhile to look over. The selection is great. I discovered very nice buttons, had the “old” once removed and sew my own on it. I especially liked that they match the suit´s color very well and look like they were meant to be there from the beginning on. Quite by luck, the buttons have a “G” in the middle, which fits to my double-family name. So one fits the other. With that it became unique.
I did that by the way with a few other suits and blazers as well. The results are very good. Just make sure that the buttons match the color of the fabric. They should also be unanimous in style. A classic corduroy blazer with shiny or very modern buttons can look a bit strange and unnatural. I am always looking for nice buttons to optimize suits and give them that special something.
Suit: Hugo Boss
Shirt: Charles Tyrwhitt
Wood Watch: JORD Watches
Photography: Roman Novitzky