"Don’t be into trends. Don’t make fashion own you, but you decide what you are, what you want to express by the way you dress and the way you live."
- Gianni Versace
It's amazing when you take a look through the menswear archives and see just how many different cuts of suits there have been over the years. One style that's recently caught my eye is the six by one button double breasted jacket; it was popular from the mid 1930's through to the 50's and had a resurgence again in the late 80's and early 90's.
The six by one was designed to give the upper torso more length, as it draws your eye down from the peak lapels through to the buttons at waist level. Although this helps to add definition, the real purpose of this cut is not to be mistaken for a fashion "rule", it's merely there as a point of difference. It's also worth noting that I've taken the peak lapel up to 4.5 inches on the jacket shown in these pictures and kept a high gorge for a sense of flair.