Welcome to Jacket’s Required, hello, I’m Dominic Lacquaniti, designer and tailor.
There are 3 basic types of jackets –
- Sports coats
- Blazers and
- Suit Jackets
I’m going to focus on suit jackets today for this 101.
Suit Jackets are historically meant to wear with matching trousers and to be a tighter fit, so not great for layering. The reason to not wear them with anything else is the color will then age differently then the matching trousers. Common fabrics for suit jackets are
- Worsted wool – great for cold weather
- Cashmere – Luxurious feel
- Linen – Extremely light weight, good for Spring and Summer but wrinkles easily
Seersucker – Thin cotton meant for Spring and Summer, typically in white and blue
- Silk – THE most luxurious fabric for a suit jacket, very breathable.
Navy blue is the most common color for a suit jacket, followed by gray and black.
There are 3 basic styles of suit jackets:
- 2 button single breasted – this is the most common and it’s timeless
- 3 button single breasted – this is ideal for taller men as it helps frame their body
- 6 button double breasted – this is considered highly formal and is best used for special events
This has been Jacket 101 – so now you know!
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