Monday, 23 July 2012

The Double breasted jacket for suitings - Majestic

I have been looking at the double breasted jackets for suits for quite a long time now and came to the conclusion that double breasted jackets are so very majestic and masculine compared to the single breasted version. My inspiration for the double breasted comes from looking at pictures of HRH Prince Charles who has made the double breasted jacket his personal trademark for more than 30 years.

Words by Glenn O'Brian, journalist and style authority "the thing with double breasted, is that it's for men and not boys". How true. 

The double breasted jacket tailoring accentuates the chest, slimming the waist silhouette thus bringing out the masculine character of the wearer. Probably that is why the DB is associated with power and money.

Italian author, politician and military man Gabriele D'Annunzio in a double breasted jacket
The Duke of Windsor known for his elegant & impeccable dressing in a double breasted suit, four button (one closure) leaving a very distinctive "V" shape on the chest.
 Duke of Windsor (double breasted suit) and spouse
Actor Humphrey Bogart in a Glen plaid cloth double breasted suit. Note that Mr. Bogart's jacket closing is very high up leaving a very small "V" on the chest. Accessories are, Homborg hat, boutonniere and pocket square.
HRH Emperor Hirohito of Japan in a double breasted suiting. The Emperor and the Duke of WIndsor tend to favour the four button (one closing) as they are not so tall. The closure is more flattering for them.
The Emperor in a 6 button (2 closure) jacket and this one too closes very high, the same as Mr. Bogart's jacket.
Italian actor Marcello Mastroianni in a double breasted suiting, probably a four button version.
Giovanni Agnelli (Italy) Fiat owner and dandy in a double breasted suiting
Duke of Kent in a double breasted suiting (four button) one closure, this variation is more suitable for a tall gent like Lord Mountbatten, leaving a very clear "V" on his chest.
HRH Prince Charles (the Double breasted trademark), 6 button, 4 closure. That is the DNA dress code for suitings for HRH. Looking good even when just doing some vegetable buying at the local market. 
 Double breasted 6 button (4 closure) as usual for HRH Prince Charles. Then note that hand that is always in the pocket. I have questioned earlier about the hand in the pocket as what i HRH clutching. The suit is being complimented by a pocket square and brown loafers. Very dapper and good looking.
 Cream double breasted jacket with six buttons (four closure), but only one closed, which is very rare to see the Prince doing this. I suppose it is the heat of Indonesia, I may be wrong. Compliments to the suit is: a pocket square and a red boutonniere, very classic
Sir Michael Caine (English actor) in a double breasted jacket paired with a turtle neck, which gives a more relaxed attitude..
Photos sourced from Mr. Porter, The 10th Guild, Style Forum

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