The double breasted jacket has been one of the biggest and fast growing trends lately. These jackets were particular popular from the mid 1930s until late 1950s, came back in the mid 1980s to the mid 1990s and becoming popular once again. Today the double breasted is on it way back on the market but with a younger, slimmer and more modern cut. This have been growing rapidly the last couple of years and have been seen at all kind of different brands, everything from high street fashion brands such as Prada to the Italian casual expert Boglioli. Today you will no longer be known as a old school mobster from the 1980s but instead as a person who enjoy fashion and tailoring when wearing a double breasted jacket.
The double breasted jacket from older days can be characterized by a heavier silhouette, with more loose drape, very wide lapels and longer lengths. That particular fashion slowly disappeared in the late 1990s but will still look good depending who wears it and how’s it tailored and known as the more classic cut. The last couple of seasons we have seen a completely different silhouette, the modern double breasted jacket has a slimmer silhouette with higher armholes, trimmer sleeves, natural shoulders and with a shorter length. This means that the formerly formal double breasted jacket has been developed to a jacket that could be worn in nearly any occasion. Down below are my five favorite picks from the season that will look as good with a pair of flannel trousers as with a pair of jeans.