Double-breasted suits are elegant, classy, cool and most of all, they are powerful. The man in the double-breasted suit is respected, whether he’s a stockbroker on Wall Street or a fifties gangster in Chicago, and rightfully so. The suits themselves just look like confidence, and there is no reason they shouldn’t.
So without further ado, here are our eight favorite double-breasted suits this season.
TAORMINA DOUBLE-BREASTED CHECK WOOL SUIT
Crafted in Italy, this double-breasted masterpiece is part of the ‘Exclusive’ collection from Canali. Made from premium wool, the blue and grey check pattern is as modern as it is timeless, not a bad combination.
MADISON BLUE PLAIN
Cut from a Carlo Barbera wool-mohair-silk blend, this indigo blue double-breasted suit works whether you’re in the city or boarding the private jet to Bermuda. Throw on some loafers and show some ankle and you’ve got yourself a perfect summer power suit.
GREY PRINCE OF WALES CHECK WOOL SUIT
This luxurious Brioni suit is not for rookies. The super 150s wool is as elegant as any man could ever ask for, and comes with a price tag for a prince. But this power suit is worth every penny, you can walk into any boardroom in this and immediately run the show, even if you don’t work there.
SOHO BROWN CHECK
From the modern slim cut trousers to the perfectly peaked lapels, this suit is the perfect rendition of an updated classic. This is a summer suit at its finest, and the color will casually roll into fall without a problem.
CHECKED DOUBLE-BREASTED SUIT
This slim cut 100% wool suit from DSQUARED2 is perfect for any occasion. The subtle check and high cut of the jacket make it great for the office right through happy hour. The best part about this suit is that it is currently 50% off at FarFetch. Does it get any better than that?
SOHO LIGHT GREY PLAIN
In case you can’t tell, Suitsupply is one of our favorite designers for double-breasted (and single breasted, come to think of it) suits this year. With an unbeatable price for the quality they are a go-to for any young man who wants to make a big impression. This light grey double-breasted suit from the soho collection is topnotch. If you’re looking for your first double-breasted suit, this is the one.
BROWN GILBERT DOUBLE-BREASTED WOOL SUIT
This amazing Thom Sweeney suit is found only at Mr. Porter, and is as cool as it is exclusive. This suit embodies everything that is British tailoring, from its contemporary look to the adjustable side tabs, it all screams Savile Row. Throw it on with some great dress boots or monk straps and nail the perfect look.
MADISON BLUE CHECK
Our last favorite from Suitsupply is as clean cut as the rest of them, but with a little more flair. Made from a blend of Ormezzano linen and silk, this blue-grey check features curved peak lapels with a shorter jacket and a slim cut throughout. Available at the same price point as the rest of this season’s Suitsupply lines, this powerful suit packs a lot in a small price tag.
Our Parting Words
Well men, there you have it. These suits should get you through the spring and summer looking dapper as ever and holding your head high with confidence. So whether you’re jet setting to meetings or strolling around the city, know that a double-breasted suit is always a good choice, and always a powerful look.