In clothing, double-breasted refers to a coat or jacket or similar garment having a wide overlap in the front with two parallel rows of buttons. The wide overlap puts extra layers of fabric where the opening occurs to retain body heat.
In contrast, a single-breasted coat has a narrower overlap and one row of buttons.
See also suit.
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