Bespoke Suits | Double Breasted Suits
Double Breasted Suit refers to a coat or a jacket with wide, overlapping front flaps and two parallel columns of buttons or snaps; by contrast. In most modern double-breasted coats, one column of buttons is decorative, while the other is functional. The other buttons, placed on the outside edge of the coat breast, allow the overlap to fasten reversibly, right lapel over left lapel. To strengthen the fastening, a functional inner-button, called the jigger (or anchor button), is usually added to parallel-fasten the over-lapped layers together from the inside.
The original double-breasted jacket has six buttons, with three to close. This originated from the naval reefer jacket. Because shorter men may find that six buttons overwhelms their shorter torso, a four or six button configuration in which only the bottom one fastens may be a better option. The four-button double-breasted jacket that buttons at the lower button is often called the "Kent", after the man who made it popular - the Duke of Kent.
Popularity of double breasted suits came up in the mid-1930s and lasted till late 1950s, and again it gained a prime importance from the mid-1980s to the mid-1990s. Now a days double breasted suits aren't found popularly at many retail clothing stores but for our high end customers at L & K Bespoke Tailors, Hong Kong we do make double breasted suits with a flavor of bespoke couture added in it to provide our customers with a rich feel for the suit they are wearing.
At L & K Bespoke Tailor's Hong Kong, we have brought back the double breasted suit with retribution and are distributing the great feeling with our customers. Today the double breasted suit is back with our expertise which is leaner than before but as masculine as it used to be previously. The elegance and power of a bespoke double breasted suit has once again come back with a swift at L & K Bespoke Tailors, Hong Kong.
Please have a look at the following styles of bespoke double breasted suits, you may please contact us or fix an appointment with us to get your made to measure double breasted suit for your extravagant personality.