The Double-Breasted Suit Should Be Your Cold Weather Power Move

Desperate times, as the saying goes. We’re all jonesing for something to give us a break. And weird as it may be, this is how I cope. Doomscrolling? Please. This year calls for some serious doomshopping. I’ve been scouring the sale section of every site I’ve ever received promotional messaging from like it’s my job (it sort of is?) and I’m feeling fucking juiced. What could go wrong? (Don’t answer that.) Because in the grand scheme of things, what’s copping one more near-identical double-breasted jacket going to do? In fact, taken in the context of *gestures broadly at the world* one more jacket seems like juuust what the doctor ordered. Please don’t judge me. This is all I’ve got.

If you’re also pining for some small sense of comfort, the double-breasted suit—with its elegant, flattering drape—might, paradoxically, be one of the most comforting investments you can make right now. It’ll wrap you up in its gently structured, comfortably tailored silhouette and then give you just enough armor to shield you from everything going on out there, like the sartorial equivalent of a warm hug and a good pep-talk from a jovial Italian gentleman.

So fuck all that noise. Put your faith in the double-breasted suit, instead. At least the latter only has the power to wreck your savings. Best case scenario, you wind up feeling a tad bit better—and with a brand spanking new suit, to boot.

Double-Breasted Stretch Corduroy Blazer

Bonobos bonobos.com

$350.00

Bonobos is here to tell you it’s high time you embraced the browner side of things. 

Pleated Stretch Corduroy Trousers

Bonobos bonobos.com

$148.00

Go with the matching trousers to really bring the look home.

Ludlow Double-Breasted Suit Jacket

J.Crew jcrew.com

$525.00

Cut like your favorite single-breasted Ludlow suit and sourced from the storied Italian mill Vitale Barberis Canonico. 

Ludlow Slim-Fit Suit Pants

J.Crew jcrew.com

$325.00

For bonus points, split the set up and wear the pants the same way you would your trustiest sweats. 

Double-Breasted Check Blazer

REISS reiss.com

$545.00

Reiss’s rakish double-breasted blazer is a razor-sharp take on a style the British still do better than almost anyone else. 

Checked Slim Fit Trousers

REISS reiss.com

$245.00

(To be paired with the above for the full Savile Row effect.) 

Mid Grey Check Havana Suit

Suitsupply suitsupply.com

$569.00

Yes, Suitsupply is still the place to go if you want to source some extremely swanky tailoring at extremely reasonable prices, and this (yes, quite swanky) plaid DB number is no exception. 

Double-Breasted Wool and Mohair-Blend Suit Jacket

Acne Studios mrporter.com

$690.00

The Swedes at Acne Studios come through with a surprisingly sleek two-button take that’ll up the fashion ante of even the most staid fall fit. 

Wool and Mohair-Blend Suit Trousers

Acne Studios mrporter.com

$360.00

Ditto the trousers, which are cut to fit just as sleekly (and to sit perfectly on top of the of chunky-soled shoes you should be rocking all season long). 

Silk Double-Breasted Belted Blazer

Christophe Lemaire ssense.com

$1,110.00

Like a robe you won’t feel guilty lounging in all day. 

Double-Breasted Wool Blazer

Camoshita mrporter.com

$1,195.00

A deceptively casual take on the most traditional of jackets, made in Japan by the classic tailoring heads at Camoshita. 

Double-Breasted Pinstripe Suit

Lardini farfetch.com

$1,212.00

Soft-shouldered and made out of a breathable wool blend, Lardini’s take on the double-breasted silhouette is everything a suit should be right now. 

Double-Breasted Printed Wool-Twill Suit Jacket

Dries van Noten mrporter.com

$1,635.00

Leave it to noted gardening enthusiast Dries Van Noten to render an otherwise traditional double-breasted silhouette in a floral pattern worthy of an Old Master.

Multicolor Reconstructed Blazer

Off-White ssense.com

$1,990.00

An unabashedly freaky, hybridized take on the classic DB blazer. 

Wool Double-Breasted Lapelless Jacket

Fear of God Exclusively for Ermenegildo Zegna fearofgod.com

$2,455.00

The double-breasted jacket, now sans lapels and with just the right amount of cool-kid attitude. 

Wool Double Pleat Trouser

Fear of God Exclusively for Ermenegildo Zegna fearofgod.com

$1,145.00

Full suit too much of a commitment? Try rocking the trousers, and the trousers alone, with your crispiest cardigan. 

Double-Breasted Wool Suit

Gucci matchesfashion.com

$4,624.00

The easiest way to co-opt some of Harry Styles’s singular cool. 

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Avidan Grossman is the Style eCommerce Editor at Esquire, covering men’s fashion, shoes, grooming, and accessories.

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