This season, two is better than one as double-breasted makes a return. With power dressing – reminiscent of the seventies and eighties – hitting the big time, a single-breasted blazer just doesn’t cut it. The natural broadness that a double-breasted blazer brings has earned it somewhat of an unfavourable reputation. This year’s take however has seen the piece slimmed down and shortened for a more modern appeal. Despite this updated approach ‘DB’ is a still an unforgiving customer and will pounce on any shortfalls in a flash.
The double-breasted blazer was ubiquitous in many autumn winter collections. Fashion houses such as Salvatore Ferragamo, Roberto Cavalli and Versace, all gave a nod to the double-breast in a variety of cuts, lengths, colours and patterns.