Q: Hey, Ward. I keep seeing double-breasted blazers popping up in stores. Won’t they make me look too boxy?
A: The 90s were unkind to the double-breasted suit. Big, oversized, and boxy blazers were indeed the look at the time, and it took a while for clearer heads to prevail. Finally, those days are behind us and the double-breasted suit is back with class. These days the DB jacket is slim and cut to fit a man’s form as well as a single-breasted jacket. It should fit snugly without being too tight, and you want to keep that sucker buttoned at all times, even when sitting down. Want to ease into it? Pair a DB jacket with a pair of jeans and leave the tie at home. There’s something very casual and yet dressed-up about the look that makes it stand out more than the usual go-to single breast.