Tuesday, May 8, 2012
The four button front on a double breasted jacket is a change of pace whose practical use is to give a jacket the appearance of a little more length, a technique that works admirably on shorter men like the royal in the top photo. Four buttons can also give a linen or other casual jacket a bit of extra brio when the top two are keystoned (that is, spread wider than the ones beneath them) as they are on the young JFK in the second picture.
For consideration by the young, by men who wish to call discreet attention to themselves, and of course to anyone who wishes to appear a bit taller.
Posted by Will at 7:16 AM