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What is "Double Breasted" - Definition & Explanation

Having one-half of the front lapped over the other. Usually has a double row of buttons and a single row of buttonholes.
Having one-half of the front lapped over the other, and usually has a double row of buttons and a single row of buttonholes.
Jacket closes over to the side and buttons outside on the right and inside on the left. Always worn closed. A cummerbund or high button vest is usually worn with this jacket.
A coat having one half of the front lapped over the other having a double row of buttons and a single row of button holes.
A garment where the breast lapels widely overlap. Fold-down collar See turned-down collar.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

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The property of fibers that measures strength. This is determined by the force required to rupture of break the fiber. Typically, this is measure is grams per denier, or g/d. Tensile strength measres...

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