I loved the movie Kingsman: The Secret Service so much and was totally inspired by the fashion. I mean, international spies who operate using a Savile Row tailoring shop as a front – hello!
The styling and sets were gorgeous and felt very now, but with a definite 70s vibe (fitting considering what we’ve been seeing on the runways this season.) Colin Firth and the other Kingsmen wore impeccably tailored suits that featured my current clothing crush: double-breasted jackets.
So true, Colin
Double-breasted jackets have been back in a big way the past few seasons after an unfortunate, incredibly unflattering, boxy period in the 80s that almost killed them for good. Now, they’re slim, sexy and infinitely chic.
Here’s a recent vintage find I did back-flips over. It’s a Givenchy Monsieur double-breasted blazer in navy, and when I saw those gold buttons in that famous logo… well, those are the days that keep you thrifting through all the crappy excursions where you come home empty-handed!
Givenchy gold logo buttons, to die for
It fits a dream as well – no need for alteration! It would appear that my arms are freakishly long, hence sleeves are nearly always a good couple inches short. I’ve had to throw back many a beautiful vintage jacket into the wild as a result.
Vintage Givenchy blazer – thrifted for less than $20!
White oxford – Uniqlo
Old faithful black jeans – Scotch & Soda
Leather boots – Winners
Double breasted jackets really aren’t that hard to wear. As part of a suit they make for a smart, powerful look or they can dandify a really casual look paired with jeans or slim slacks. I even like to wear one open with a t-shirt underneath, it creates a really interesting silhouette.
I paired mine with jeans, my old faithful leather boots, a crisp white shirt, and an ascot.
Feeling very upper crust – Please bring the yacht around, Jeeves.