How to style a double breasted suit

Elevate Your Casual Look

Double-breasted suits have seen a huge surge in popularity in the last few years and it’s not hard to see why. Suits are often presumed to be for formal occasions but they can be a great casual staple. In today's climate, it's important to maximise the value of your suit so knowing how to style your suit or blazer in a variety of ways will ensure you are getting the most out of your purchase. The type and colour of the suit you choose will affect how versatile it can be. To maximise the versatility potential opt for a double-breasted blazer in neutral tones like stone or grey so it will combine multiple different styles. For a casual setting style it with a simple t-shirt and jeans.


Embracing Casual Smart Attire

Double-breasted suits are the perfect option for when you want to master that infamously tricky smart casual vibe. Ideal for those occasions where you want to look smart but not overdressed the key is to strike a balance between relaxed and formal elements. Start by changing the trousers to smart chinos, style with a crisp shirt and simple neutral loafers to pull the ensemble together. Keep accessories to a minimum and focus on a smart watch and statement pocket square.

Experiment with different textures and colours to add depth to your outfit. The key to mastering smart casual is alll about mixing and matching to create a look that is effortlessly stylish. 

Mastering the Smart Look

For occasions when smart is the only choice crank up the formality and go all out. Often a suit is worn for work so when the opportunity arises to wear a suit for a non-work event be bold and go all out. 

A double breasted suit exudes elegance and sophistication and is an excellent choice for formal occasions such as weddings, christenings or any event that calls for a polished appearance. A classic way to style this look is to pair the suit with a quality stripe shirt. Opt for a plain tie to keep the prints to a minimum and simplify the look. Finish the ensemble with polished dress shoes and a smart watch.

Double breasted suits are a versatile stylish option and can elevate your look for a myriad of occasions. Whether you’re aiming for a casual look or smart there are an abundance of ways you can incorporate this modern classic into your wardrobe. If you take our key tips from this blog and master how to mix and match casual and smart pieces you’ll exude confidence and rock a double breasted suit with flair and ease. 


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