Dress It Down: Double-Breasted Blazer

| WEARING | Al Bazar double-breasted blazer, Brooks Brothers Black Fleece shirt, A.P.C. jeans, Timex watch, Bag and shoes c/o Coach | PHOTOGRAPHY | by Rob McIver Photo

I’ve been talking a lot about trends recently. Some of them I wish would die, while there are others I’d be happy to see more often out and about on the street and in the office. Double-breasted suits and blazers have made a comeback in a big way recently. They may have been “trending” at one point, but they’ve become so much more commonplace now that rather than seeing them as a trend, guys are seeing them as an option. Often thought of as a more formal choice, the double-breasted blazer is equally at home in a casual setting.

Casual Double Breasted Blazer - He Spoke Style

Don’t overthink an outfit with a double-breasted blazer. Especially a casual one. The blazer itself will make a bit of a statement so keep the rest unassuming. A simple white button down shirt and pair of worn-in denim are all you really need. Easy going with a bit of sartorial flair.

When is a double-breasted blazer appropriate? My answer: any time you’d wear a single-breasted blazer. The only difference is the amount of attention – good attention – that you’ll draw as someone on top of their style.

Double-breasted blazers often get a bad rap for being big and boxy. The guy who cites this as a reason to not wear one isn’t paying attention to proper fit. Make sure it fits as close to the torso as possible without the fabric pulling and that it’s not too short.

Casual Double Breasted Blazer - He Spoke Style

Casual Double Breasted Blazer - He Spoke Style

Thanks for reading.

Stylishly Yours,

He Spoke Style


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  • http://www.twentyfirstcenturygent.com Ben Heath

    Hi Brian,

    This is a really good look. Double-breasted blazers have come and gone in fashion but looks like this could stay for a while. Hard to find one that fits well though!

    Ben | http://www.twentyfirstcenturygent.com

    • http://hespokestyle.com Brian Sacawa

      Agreed. As I’ve mentioned previously, the fit from Al Bazar blew me away. Perfect for my body type.

  • Dan J.

    I just can’t get with the worn-in denim with a blazer look. I wear jeans with a blazer quite regularly, but they’re either colored jeans or a dark, uniform blue with no obvious faded or worn areas. I could perhaps see faded jeans with a very soft, unstructured cotton blazer but anything more formal than that and the contrast between top and bottom is simply too great. It looks unbalanced to my eye. Of course, it would be a boring world indeed if we all thought and dressed the same, so I’m not attempting to tell anyone else what to do. But this one is a miss for me.

    I really like that jacket, though, so it’s quite unfortunate that Al Bazar doesn’t have an online presence.

    • http://hespokestyle.com Brian Sacawa

      Thanks for the comment, Dan. This is why I love my audience. Not your thing, but respectful. I really appreciate that we can have these kinds of conversations on the site. Cheers.

      And, yes, I agree. I’d love there to be an online Al Bazar presence. I’m just speculating, but their lack of one may be due to the fact that you can’t get the type of full service online that you can in the boutique. I think I mentioned in a previous post that this blazer was let out 1cm on each side. No way you’d get that kind of “perfection” buying online. And perhaps that’s what Lino and crew want to preserve.

  • http://www.igeeokafor.com Igee Okafor

    Loving the lapels on the double breasted blazer.

    Igee Okafor
    Style Enthusiast/Blogger

    • http://hespokestyle.com Brian Sacawa

      Cheers, Igee. Thanks for the comment!

  • Harvey

    Is Al Bazar a bespoke shop? I notice it’s been featured a lot recently, and I’m loving their style! Very classic, yet modern at the same time

    • http://hespokestyle.com Brian Sacawa

      It’s a menswear boutique in Milan. I picked up a few shirts plus this blazer when I was there in November. There are in-house tailors so alterations can be done very quickly.