Suit Construction – Vents

No Vent

No VentVentless jackets are somewhat rare these days, and are found mostly on traditional dinner jackets (and are indeed, the only option for purists); they are considered more formal, but are more prone to wrinkling when you sit.




Single Vent

Single VentA single vent is theoretically the most casual (having it’s origins in horseback riding), and can often be found on off the rack suits (particularly in the U.S), because it is uses less fabric than a double vent, and is cheaper to produce. It also has the unfortunate ability to make your rear end look larger.



Double Vent

Double VentA typically British style, a double vented jacket is the most flattering to a wider range of body types, and are often considered more formal than a single vent.