The options for mens tailoring nowadays is vast and plentiful with different cuts, colours and styles however there is one which I feel we still don't see enough of. The Double Breasted suit. At one point granted there was perhaps a bit of a fear of this suit variety, many men didn't want to look like they were wearing a box from the 1980s however I must bring to your attention the fact there are some amazing options out there that are certainly worth knowing about.With that in mind its time to embrace the ultra wide lapel and check out the below examples of what to pick and why so that next time you have an important meeting at work or an evening soirée to attend, you will be looking impeccable and a step above the rest.
Suitsupply are a brand which are knocking it out the park at the minute and their presence and influence is only going to grow and grow. This Dutch company founded in 2000 offer an incredibly varied and vibrant mix of off the peg and tailor-made options to choose from and a very competitive price range with their double breasted pieces starting at £299 of which this one, the Havana Navy Plain, is the pick of the bunch. Crafted from pure wool by Vitale Barberis Canonico in Italy, it
features these very broad, peak lapels which give off the appearance that this suit is bespoke. The elegant slim fit only enhances those powerful lapels and in that incredibly versatile navy colour, it goes with multiple shirt and tie combinations. Really an awesome two piece to have in your
Daniele Zaccone was a chap who I actually first stumbled upon through Instagram. His page “The Italian Flair” caught my eye as I scrolled past due to his beautifully cut suits, and his splendid timepieces that he would pair up with them. Brilliantly for us, Mr Zaccone decided to venture into creating his own line of suits of which you can now buy through his sleek, stylish website. There are a couple of stand out reasons that I picked Daniel Re suiting for this short list.
Firstly and importantly the price. You can select one of his beautiful double breasted creations such as the Midnight Navy Chalkstripe Jacket for £437 with the matching trousers coming in at around £153. More expensive than Suitsupply I know, but for a total of £600 this is justified by a stunning tailor-made suit as an end product and at a fraction of the cost you would pay on Saville Row. There is also options aplenty from choosing an unstructured or half canvas jacket, to going for the side-adjuster buckles and your preferred trouser pleat. “The signature DanielRe look is a double pleat”as the website states. A very stylish chap indeed and well worth checking out for a double breasted
Reiss Personal Tailoring
My final choice is a high street big hitter who have a dedicated, detail filled section for personal tailoring, created specifically for loading up your sartorial arsenal. I’am of course talking about Reiss. Your first port of call will be to make a personal tailoring appointment at your nearest store.
Once you are logged in, embarkation begins on a fabric laden 17 step process
geared towards making the perfect suit. Everything from the style, pockets and vents is considered giving you countless options for building your double breasted masterpiece. Prices start at £645, peaking at £1345 depending on your fabric choice however this does include all your customisation options. Certainly a great option to consider if you want to go all out.
Now that you have some great double breasted suggestions to choose from, for completing your look, you've got to make sure your hair is also on point. With this in mind I would check out the Monroe London Matte Clay. It is packed full of natural ingredients such as honey to help lock in your hair’s moisture, sea salt for that extra bit of volume and bounce with citrus fruits to not only act as an antioxidants, but give of a wonderful aroma too.
This is the cherry on the cake, ideal for creating that effortlessly cool, well groomed Mr Monroe look. Buy the Matte Clay here