If you’re the Barney Stinson of your group – that’s Neil Patrick Harris’ character from How I Met Your Mother for those that don't know – then you’re probably always looking for fresh new ways to suit up and show off your best assets. We can help. The only thing better than a good suit is a well-fitted suit. So, whether you’re a suit jacket veteran or looking to dip your toes in the luxurious end of the fashion pool then read on. We break down how to suit up with tailor made Original Stitch suit jackets.
What is a Single-Breasted Jacket?
A single-breasted garment is a coat, vest, or jacket that utilizes a single row of buttons down the front face. The front closure of a single-breasted jacket is meant to line up down the center of the body with a small overlap in fabric when it’s fastened. The most common single-breasted jackets come with 2 to 3 buttons in a vertical assembly.
What is a Double-Breasted Jacket?
A double-breasted garment has a wider overlap and 2 rows of buttons on its face. These buttons are symmetrically laid and can number between 4 and 6. Double-breasted coats aren’t very popular in the U.S., but the U.K. adores the look. If you’re wanting to ease yourself into the double-breasted suit jacket category, then try an overcoat – such as a trench coat – to gauge how you feel about them.
Options to Customize Single or Double-Breasted Jackets with Original Stitch
With Original Stitch the differences between a single-breasted and double-breasted jacket don’t stop there because you can tailor each option to literally suit your needs. Are you a fan of notched lapels? There’s an option for that. Do you like side pockets? Great! Would you like them piped? Double piped? Laid flat or with a flap? How many buttons on the sleeve? You get the gist.
At Original Stitch we offer a fully customizable collection of premium quality dress shirts, blazers, and pants. Use them to create a wardrobe that is completely unique to YOU. Our high-quality yarns are hand-selected from – and tailored in – Japan to be extra resistant to wear and tear while maintaining a softer feel than their off-the-rack counterparts.