Loose and layered at Raf Simons
Of course references had to be made to the English dandies that nursed this style
But there were reinventions specific to 2012 like this single button row at Paul Smith
And clever double breasted inclusions in unexpected places
Like grand desert war influenced capes at Dior
Drape front double breasted shirting at Dries Van Noten
And Napoleonic but slim cut bike influenced plush velvet vests at Balmain
Double breasted styles are not for everyone. Unless deliberately oversize like the Dior and Raf examples, Skinny! is the operative word.
I have a glen plaid double breasted coat I've been wearing for a while that falls beautifully in trend (I love when that happens) although I wonder how many men will cop a feel for double breasted fashions. It's not an easy style to implant without looking like a boob.