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A celebrated classic with modern-day flexibility

The double-breasted suit became a key element of men’s formal dressing, starting in the mid-1930s (with a formidable comeback in the 1980s) and while the style is still in use today, it has become more of a statement-making ensemble. For Spring, we have a texture-rich version with shaded stripes in a subdued but attention-grabbing blue, accompanied by a vertically-striped dress shirt with contrasting collar. A solid-colored tie and playful pocket square finish off the look.

The flexibility of modern-day style rules adds an unconventional layer of versatility to the double-breasted suit, allowing the pants and jacket to be worn separately and with a number of different pieces in a wide range of contemporary combinations.

The pants are easily dressed up or down – an off-white deerskin bomber-style jacket with a white dress shirt adds just the right amount of casual for a look that is appropriate for both off-duty and on. The jacket, on the other hand, can be paired with a luxurious 100% cashmere short-sleeve shirt and a pair of crisp white pants for the ultimate leisure look with a sophisticated edge.


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