Double breasted suits are often a popular choice for weddings but they can also be a great choice for all sorts of other occasions where you might want to make a bold statement and stand out from the crowd.

It’s easy to make a big impression in a double-breasted suit these days because the majority of men are more likely to be wearing single breasted suits. Therefore it’s not just the extra buttons that will add to its appeal.

There is, however, a right way and a wrong way to wear a double breasted suit and it shouldn’t be treated in way the same way as shopping for a more common place single breasted suit for the following reasons.

A double-breasted suit should be tailored 

You may hear people say that a double-breasted suit won’t look good on you unless you have the right body for it. Fortunately, this couldn’t be further from the truth. IF you get your suit tailored then it will fit properly around the contours of your body and avoid some of the pitfalls of buying a double breasted suit off the peg such as it being tight in some areas and loose in others.

Know what to do with your buttons

One of the drawbacks of wearing a double-breasted suit is having more buttons to worry about. Follow this simple rules to avoid getting it wrong – keep it buttoned apart from the bottom button.

Choose your colour wisely 

A double breasted suit will already be making a statement so you might want to think more carefully about colour choice. Neutral colours such as grey or dark navy will always look great and ensure you won’t be making the wrong kind of impression for an occasion.