On double zippers it's harder to get that pin through both sliders without some effort because the sliders may hang at different angles off the tape (it's easy to scratch up your hands doing this and I find it annoying) and you must do it anytime you zip and unzip the jacket. It's most definitely a two-handed operation, whereas a one-way zip feels much easier.
Plus, I find the two-way zip look where people feel compelled to bring that bottom slider up too much to be a bad look, bordering on contrived.
Well I really love my double zipper but I can understand why you'd think they're overrated. But I'm curious what the functionality difference is.
I've got a Geller jacket with double zips and it's always a pain to actually thread the zip in there but maybe other double zips are real nice?
like oh yeah girl lets head out into the cold haha wait can you stop for a minute I'm fiddling with my jacket haha yeah I'm a big toddler I can't seem to zip my jacket and everyone's looking at me haha no it's not my fault it's that it's a really cool zipper where the bottom part unzips haha uh no you're right I can't really think of a time where I'd need to unzip the bottom part but if I did you better believe your boy be the only dude in the club taking off his jacket upside down
Also while I do think they look really cool on rider jackets it kind of has this "cuffed jeans" effect where any nonchalance is ruined because you clearly took the time to do a little fussy detail on your clothes earlier that morning and yes I realize it's dumb that I'm cool with posting all day on the internet about $800 leather jackets but find it fussy to spend four seconds cuffing jeans or unzipping a zipper or undoing a single surgeon cuff button.
I have a double zip jacket and pretty much only zip up the bottom half when sitting down on the subway or outside - I might leave it unzipped 3" or so when just walking around just for comfort as it's a bit easier to move around but that's about it.
I do agree about it being a two hand operation when unzipping which resulted in a few embarrassing moments in changing rooms but once you get the hang of it it doesn't require too much though or effort extra.
I mostly just use it if my belt buckle is interfering with the waist of the jacket. Probably the waist of it is a bit snug haha. But I try to not pull it up past the top hem of the waistband, I agree some people take it too far.
I'll confess sometimes it's a bit harder to catch but nothing that ever made me think about it.