What Are Front Darts On A Suit Jacket?
Front darts are folds that are sewn into the fabric of a garment in order to give it shape. In the context of a suit jacket or a sportcoat, this helps the garment achieve a closer fit to the wearer’s body. Front darts are visible on each side of the jacket as a thin line, typically running from just below the breast to the beginning of the pocket.
What Do Front Darts Do?
They help suit jackets and sportcoats to appear more three-dimensional and better fit the wearer. But that doesn’t mean that darted jackets will always fit “slim” or “skinny.” Darted jackets are tailored to ft a wide range of body types and sizes.
Do All Suit Jackets and Sportcoats Have Darts?
Some suit jackets and sport coats are made without darts, but are a rarer sight these days. These jackets are known as “sack jackets” because of their looser, less-defined fit.