Double Breasted vs Single Breasted Suit
The original double-breasted jacket had six buttons, only three of which could be fastened. The XVIII century’s refer jackets worn by the military inspired it. To accommodate shorter men, a four-button version was created.
Here at ŠAKAL the double-breasted suits we do love the boxy and square cutting of the jacket itself. Our lapels are wider than the usual and we do really love the pick stitching details we’ve curated for our clients.
We always see peak lapels on a double-breasted jacket, which is another reason that it's always considered a bit higher up on the formality scale.
What should I look for in a suit?
Looking for a suit really depends on the formality of your event at ŠAKAL we try our best to cater to our clienteles needs and wants. As every client is unique and we focus on every individual’s bespoke style.
What Suit should I choose? Single or Double Breasted
A suit is a set of outer clothes made of the same fabric and design to be worn together, typically consisting of a jacket and trousers.
A Single-Breasted item has a narrow overlap and only one column of buttons.
The one button, single-breasted jackets, two-button, three-button jackets make up more than 94% of all the jackets out there and that's what you usually see the population fo what our white collar people are wearing.
A Double-Breasted garment is a coat, jacket, or vest with wide, overlapping front flaps, which has on its front two symmetrical columns of buttons; by contrast.