Keep It Closed: When buttoned, a double breasted jacket can be extremely slimming. But when it's open, it just hangs awkwardly.
The name of the functional inner button which keeps the jacket flaps in line.
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Double Breasted Suits
Descending from 17th-century military uniforms and frock coats, the classic "London Drape" style was created in the 1920s and was popular until the 1950s. It enjoyed an '80s resurgence as the suit for Wall Street types.
Hip brands like Michael Bastian and Band of Outsiders offer trim takes on the power suit, with the same swagger and Savile Row tailoring, but leaner lapels and buttons sewn closer together.