How on earth do you wear one of the most formal or "dressed up" jackets on the market casually? Well, you just do. And of course new styles of double breasted jackets are making it easier to dress down this dressed up look.
Here are a few easy things you can do to dress down to dress up:
Buy a double breasted jacket that is unconstructed. What does this mean? A full "constructed" jacket, double breasted or not has full canvas inside which gives the jacket a firm structured look and fit. There are also half canvas jackets which only have canvas on the breast and upper shoulder areas for structure. Then of course you can guess a unconstructed jacket has no canvas and more often then not, does not have a lining either.
Wearing an unconstructed jacket is like wearing a sweater. Treat it the same way, wear it on chilly evenings, with chinos or jeans, and definitely wear for causal Friday or casual business wear.
Use the pockets! Yes that's right. You will never read this again in anything we post, but yes, use the pockets. The material of an unconstructed jacket has more give then a traditional canvas jacket which gives you more room to move around and to also actually use the pockets. In any other scenario you will stretch out your jacket pockets and ruin your canvas jacket. Consider this an exception.