I would like to start this journey by talking about the one that season after season (and never dethroned), I could say with total certainty that the double breasted jacket my "favourite garment".
Of military origin, specifically in the navy, the birth of this iconic jacket is located in 1837 in England, when Blazer (hence the name), the captain of the frigate HMS, decided to make it to receive Queen Victoria of England. The original was navy blue with gold metal buttons. This design is still in use today.
It is a classic Hollywood outfit from the 50's and a fetish garment of great icons during the 70's (Ralph Lauren, Giorgio Armani, etc.). Today, not only do we see it worn by a few "style outposts" at fairs like Pitti Uomo, the crossover jacket has come back in force (if it ever left) and is conquering the streets.
Whether in a full suit version or only in a jacket format, the Crusader jacket brings distinction and elegance. It's a very flattering garment that you don't have to be afraid of if you're short or have a few extra kilos. The stylish cut and the wide, spearheaded lapels accentuate the shoulders, achieving a visual effect that evokes an inverted triangle, wide at the top and with a very marked waist. This optical effect favours our silhouette.
Depending on the button configuration, there are different types of jackets:
The first number refers to the total of these and the second to those that can be buttoned. Nowadays, the most common ones would be the so-called Martini, 6×2, because of its 6 buttons in two rows and Kent, 4×2 (4 buttons in 2 rows). This last one was started by the Duke of Kent and that is the reason why it is named after him. At Hockerty you will find all of them