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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.

Pea coats and some trench coats are traditionally double-breasted.

See also suit.

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The above article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Double-breasted)  1/14/06

double breasted pea coat and defintion of double breasted
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