MUST HAVES | Double-Breasted Blazer

Whoever decided less is more clearly hadn’t considered the double-breasted blazer. Reinvented with less structure, slimmer shapes and in a variety of colours and patterns, the double-breasted blazer is your go-to piece this winter. 

Background Info:

Not strictly for formal occasions, incorporate a double-breasted blazer with soft button-downs, knitted ties, fine-gauge roll necks, and even a round-necked Breton shirt. Find a jacket that is tailored short in the body and with broad peak lapels to give you the most flattering fit. The blazer should accentuate the chest and slim down the waist, to give you a sharper silhouette. Choose a versatile colour and go for a lighter, neutral shade of beige, khaki, or stone, or a lighter shade of blue. 

How to Wear:

When deciding to style your double-breasted blazer, the possibilities are endless. Add a pair of chinos and a knitted tie to give casual Friday’s in the office a new definition of cool. A blazer and jeans is a smart-casual default, a proven pairing in the sweet spot between night and day. Elevate up a further notch with a double-breasted variety to set yourself apart in the crowd. 

On the more casual spectrum, a double-breasted style works perfectly with a quintessentially French Breton shirt. Relaxed yet dressy enough to work anywhere, it’s a foolproof combination for the city and the sea. For those tempted to push the boundaries even further, forego the traditional accoutrements and slip into something more comfortable, like a lived-in sweater or some sleek minimal sneakers.