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In clothing, the term double-breasted
refers to a coat or jacket with wide, overlapping front flaps and two parallel columns
of buttons or snaps; by contrast, a single-breasted coat has a narrow overlap and
only one column of buttons. In most modern double-breasted
coats, one column of buttons is decorative, while the other functional.
Suit jackets and blazers typically have one to four rows
of buttons (each row containing two buttons), one or two of the rows functional.
Each fastening method is identified using "number-on-number" terminology; the first
number is the total number of front buttons, the second is the number of fastening
buttons below the lapels (i.e. the second number also is the number of corresponding
buttonholes). Six-on-two and six-on-one (as shown in the picture on the right) are
the common button stances, but others exist. Stylistically, double-breasted suit
jackets usually have peaked lapels, and fasten left lapel over right lapel as usual
for men's jackets. The original double-breasted jacket has six buttons, with three
to close. This originated from the naval reefer jacket. Because shorter men may
find that six buttons overwhelms their shorter torso, a four or six button configuration
in which only the bottom one fastens may be a better option. The four-button double-breasted
jacket that buttons at the lower button is often called the "Kent", after the man
who made it popular who was the Duke of Kent.
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