August 30, 2013  ·  style

DB in the Dog Days

It's remarkable how far the double-breasted coat has evolved in its latest incarnation. Once appearing almost exclusively as half of a uniform for bankers and dandies, contemporary DB styles underwent a rapid transformation with tailored fits, patch pockets, shorter lengths and light construction to become—unexpectedly—a great casual choice for warm weather when worn with chinos. As with most summer outerwear, cotton or linen in light colours will safe choices, but consider also options in minimally lined tropical wool—it'll be comparably breathable and a lot more wrinkle-resistant.

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