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Since World War II, single-breasted suits have become increasingly popular all over world. Financial figures from Central District, Lujiazui and Guomao, entrepreneurs who ring bell on Nasdaq exchange, and even politicians from different countries, most of them wear single-breasted suits.
You may not know that single-breasted suit, so popular in modern society, was not even considered a decent dress in eyes of tailors.
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Product of pure rule of British aristocracy
In 1666, there was a more thoughtful King Charles II in England. He thought popular men's jackets and cloaks were too flamboyant and restrictive, and he condemned nobles to wear tunics, shirts, and breeches.
Portrait of Charles II
In words of an eyewitness, Samuel Pepys at time, "This is done to teach nobles to be concise in style."
Therefore, nobles began a radical reform of clothing: firstly, length of clothing became shorter and shorter, no longer long styles dragging floor; estate.
In early 19th century, British playboy George created a simpler court dress with simple lines and elegant colors. This is prototype of "morning dress" that princes wear today when someone from British royal family gets married. .
At end of 19th century, in order to be able to wear and go hunting in countryside, and to be easy to put on and take off, nobles at that time cut off "tail" from jacket and created a single-breasted button on chest, which is similar to today's single-breasted button .The costumes are very similar to hunting attire of nobles in Downton Abbey.
At this moment, prototype of modern single-breasted suit was born.
The minimalist design allows it to resist flow of time
It was time of First World War, when single-breasted buttons could be mass-produced and popularized among civilian population. Military tunics and business cards of last century also gradually became a thing of past, appearing only on official occasions and on some special occasions.
At that time, marking of single-breasted and double-breasted buttons was very serious. Single-breasted buttons were worn by civilians, while double-breasted buttons could depict officers (double-breasted buttons originated from British Royal Naval).
At time, tailors jokingly referred to single-breasted suits as "three-seam" because they looked down on a single-breasted suit and even thought it was not a piece of clothing that normal people could wear. wear.
The class tag has since been deprecated for obvious reasons. Today's single-breasted models are certainly choice of most people when customizing suits, as they also provide unlimited possibilities for subsequent design.
The standout feature of single-breasted suit is its simple design, which allows for greater flexibility.
From a practical point of view, single-breasted suits have an obvious impact on modification of human body.
When you fasten buttons at waist and roll up lapel collar, waist immediately becomes thinner and you look slimmer. It will perfectly suit male figure, besides, minimalist single-breasted suit also brings more style options to men's life.
Unique and well dressed
Single-breasted suits have only one row of buttons, and number of buttons is usually between 1 and 3, which is business style. If you want to look more casual, you can replace straight pockets with slanted ones; if you want to be more formal, you can add a small ticket pocket at waist; in terms of material, you can safely use flannel or tweed.
Occasions of wearing it are also very specific:
Single-breasted, single-button design: originally worn for occasions such as celebrations and banquets, it is still relevant today and can be worn at work and in life.
Single-breasted with two buttons: This style is suitable for both formal occasions and business casual. It can be called a universal style. It is most formal of single-breasted ones.
Single-breasted models with three buttons: suitable for formal occasions.
With regard to buttoning and unbuttoning suit jackets, since seventeenth century, long-established suits have undergone countless changes from fabric to cut and fit.
If suit has only one button, fasten it immediately; for a single-breasted suit with two buttons, only top button should be fastened; if it is a single-breasted suit with three buttons, you can only button top button. middle or fasten first and second buttons from above. Only in this way costume will not dangle with limbs, and overall line looks cleaner and neater.
Unlock while sitting
If you sit down without unbuttoning your suit, entire jacket of your suit will be pulled out to sides, preventing your limbs from extending freely and making your movements appear stiff and tense. Therefore, when a man sits down, he must unbutton suit so that suit can follow curves of body and sit naturally on trend in seat.
A single-breasted suit, like a canvas full of endless possibilities, has become a symbol of a modern civilized business country. And all this thanks to simple design of a single-breasted button. Less is more, this is secret of a single-breasted suit.
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