October 13, 2010

Fashion Term of the Day: Double Breasted

 Ever come across fashion related terms and not know what they mean?

Thanks to my inquisitive nature I always run to the dictionary, but some people just don't have the patience for all that.

So I am here to help, Ferocious Fanny to the rescue! I will be bringing you words and phrases that are used to describe different articles of clothing.

Today's term is Double Breasted.
Double Breasted is used to describe a style of Coat or Suit Jacket, even Blazers and Cardigans with two parallel rows of buttons on the front. It originated from jackets worn by Navy sailors in the early 1900's.

Throughout the 20th century, specifically 1930's to 1950's double breasted suit jackets were a staple in every man's wardrobe. Eventually women joined the bandwagon as well. Decades later from the 1980's to 1990's a double breasted revival was born.

This militant influenced outerwear isn't as popular as before, however it still remains a classic. Let's just say things have gotten way more casual over the years.

Next time you are out shopping and the tag says Double Breasted that's exactly what it means. We learn something new everyday don't we?

xoxo Ferocious Fanny

No comments: