In the Spring '13 shows, many designers had one thing in common — double-breasted tailoring.
For those who are unaware or need a refresher, the term double-breasted refers to a coat or jacket with wide, overlapping front flaps and two parallel columns of buttons or snaps; by contrast, a single-breasted coat has a narrow overlap and only one column of buttons. In most modern double-breasted coats, one column of buttons is purely decorative, while the other is actually functional.
Popular from the mid-1930s until the late 1950s, and again from the mid-1980s to the mid-1990s, means that it's come time for this look to have a proper comeback:
From left: ASOS Tailored Blazer With Power Shoulders, was $105.54, now $63.32; GREYLIN Double Breasted Colorblock Blazer in navy/cream, $128.00; Silence & Noise Oversized Double Breasted Blazer, was $89.00, now $49.99.Source: FabSugar