The double breasted blazer is back.
Last seen in the early 90s, it was soon placed under house arrest and eventually banished to attic chests and charity shops alike. We remember seeing an unfortunate olive green version at a family wedding. The young wearer looked like an uncle. An unfortunate, awkward, pre-teen uncle.
The resurgence we witnessed six months ago would suggest that the double breasted blazer has been hard at work, shedding those excess pounds, eating healthy and becoming wealthy.Goodbye boxy. Sayonara awkward pastel hues. Hello fitted. Can I buy you a drink velvets, tweeds and vibrant wools!
Indeed the cuts are far slimmer now; a lot of the excess fat has been trimmed. The buttons sit much higher with peak lapels. This is more than a fleeting throwback however. The double breasted blazer has learned its lesson and looks set to stay.
Seen on the runway in velvet for Burberry Prorsum and in corduroy for Ermenegildo Zegna, here’s our pick from the more affordable high street for this season’s most essential wardrobe filler.
Will you be buying a double breasted blazer this season?