Double Breasted Suits?

I recently bought a double breasted suit from Zara, simply because I really liked it. It's slim cut, so not the traditional double breasted suit, and it fits very nicely. I realized though, that I will probably not be able to wear it to work, so it was not the wisest investment. I was thinking about this, because I was watching The Firm from 1993 and many people were wearing them back then.

I personally think they look great - both the slim modern ones and the looser traditional ones. I think a comeback for a double breasted suit is not as far fetched as one might be for, say, a three piece suit.

What do you guys think about double breasted suits? Do you ever see people wearing them in your companies? Will I be able to wear my Zara suit to work in the near future? Why are so many stores selling them?

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Sep 3, 2017 - 1:55am

Not really work appropriate for most places. To be honest I would probably make fun of you behind your back but maybe your firm is less conservative. If BB just do yourself the favor and save it for social events.

Sep 3, 2017 - 4:45am

I have a double breasted suit that I wear to cocktail events. It looks nice, especially when it's tailored and it fits really well. Usually not appropriate for the workplace, but a full charcoal/black blazer might work. Depends on the firm.

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Sep 3, 2017 - 4:16pm

Yeah I haven't had the chance to wear it to a cocktail event, but I'm really looking forward to doing that. Wouldn't you wear a tuxedo to such an event though?

Not in my country. Tuxedos are reserved for weddings and galas.

Sep 3, 2017 - 8:18pm

I have never seen anyone under the age of 50 wear one. Maybe you will be driving the new trend?

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Sep 7, 2017 - 9:50pm

The 90's "mainstream" DB suits got a bad rep in the late 90's/early 00's when they looked woefully dated. Wide / extended shoulders, 6x1 button setup, low button-placement and gorge, no vent. Baggy/full cut High-rise pants with deep pleats. Yeah, those looked terrible.

If you look at more timeless DB suits, those look just fine. I think the modern DB looks fantastic, and there's been a resurgence in those the past 3-4 years...though not in most industries - more a fashion thing.

Hopefully a DB suit will become acceptable again, but who knows? Things move super slow in banking. Solid single-breasted navy / gray / charcoal suits look uniform and will not offend anyone.

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