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Fashion tip: Double breasted jacket by Christine W. Wanjala

Double breast Jacket

Double breast Jacket

Double breasted jacket:  90s fashion is making a comeback and the DB is so in. Here is how to wear it without looking like you are still living in the 90s.

Pull out those 90s pictures and not only pay a cursory glance but actually look at their clothes. Now take it all in because you are going to be wearing that for the next few months at the very least.

At the rate which fashion is moving, the 90s is our fashion decade of the moment. And everything that was a hit then is either a hit now or is so going to be. Think colour blocking, those skinny pants, bomber jackets, and coming up on the menu the double breasted Jacket.

I know it doesn’t sound too cool. I wasn’t convinced either, but then I saw a guy pull off this jacket with tapered pants and pastel shirt and I was sold.

Of course, as all trends which are just starting out, it is not for the faint hearted. You need to have quite a heart to be the only one wearing a DB in a sea of V-neck T-shirts and jeans. It also needs a guy with enough attitude and presence of mind to put together an outfit not to mention press clothes (no, there is no rough and ready with the DB). While there is no knowing which direction a trend will take after hitting the masses, for now we will say the DB does not exactly work with oversized jeans and T-shirt.

So what then does it work with?
Tapered pants: Khaki or the suit type. You could try jeans as long as they are tapered though I would think the jeans should be maybe stone wash, or faded circa 1990.
The half patterned sweater: This look which was popularised by teachers and government officials back then, is worth resurrecting, of course above a stripped or checked short (very 1990) and under the DB of course.
90s accessories: The quirkier the better, like those leather satchels, fedora, bowtie, loafers.

NB: You are not limited to trying to recreate that 1990 look, you can spice it up with some of today’s flavour and see how it turns out, like the current tapered jeans, a more modern shirt, maybe a pair of sneakers but not under any circumstances flared jeans or for that matter hammer pants.

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